Treatments which are specific to different types of materials and requirements.
Velvets should ideally arrive in ‘Coffin’ Boxes, suspended on sturdy cardboard tubes. This limits potential damage in transit, but if the box is dropped, this action can ‘snap’ the tube in the middle, bowing it, which can cause the last few meters to crease.
Velvets in boxes are by far the best method for transporting them, for larger deliveries, boxes could be strapped together on pallets, this is by far the best way of transporting bulk deliveries. Our methods of handling means that if a velvet arrives in a box it will be returned in the SAME BOX (subject to nothing have happened to it on its way to us).
The box will often have the fabric's details stuck on the sides such as: name/code, colour, batch, piece number and meters. All incoming fabrics are given a unique FR number which is written on the salvage of the fabric & on the Box. We try were possible to re-use the same tube/s as they fit the holders at each end of the box, for a tight fit.
Velvets by their nature have a pile, we need to ensure this pile is going in the ‘correct’ way before we treat, this can mean having to re-roll each one before we start treatments. Please see the diagram & picture showing the best way of the pile for us. In essence the Pile needs be ‘Smooth-up’ to the touch. The more rolls we have to re-roll the longer the whole process may take! We only treat velvets with other velvets to ensure they all receive the correct application of compound and limits any ‘potential problems’ during the process.
Our dispatch department take extra care in ensuring all the boxes are fully prepared before they are sent out be they as a single box or boxes securely strapped on a pallet.