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bfoster2000 04-24-2006 07:02 PM

Does OV get "matted"?
I have a LHC fitted that I'm really fond of and the inner on it is OV. I noticed this weekend that right about where you'd like it to be softest, it seems to be getting rough...kind of like a nice plush carpet gets right in front of the door. Is there anything I can do to fluff it back up or am I just stuck with it?

Also, does OV "stay dry" like microfleece or suedecloth?


lovencloth 04-24-2006 08:10 PM

Re: Does OV get "matted"?
I have had my Mutt with OV since Nov. and it is not matted, we use it about twice a week, you may try vinegar, it works as a softner w/out making your dipe wick, it may help. And as for is it a stay dry layer, No, not really. It does keep the skin more dry than say hemp right up next to the skin, because it has a "pile" to it or fuzzy-ness, but I have tried the bead test and just feeling the dipe after use, and it is definately damp feeling, quite a bit moreso than my fleece and suedecloth lined dipes. I know velour is part poly based, I have some robe velour that is %100 poly and doesn't wick anything because the pile is so small. Hopefully a mama will answer who knows the content of OV, but in my experiance, it should not get matted and it not really a stay dry layer.

wbkt8 04-25-2006 06:26 AM

Re: Does OV get "matted"?
i have some ov that's held up better than others in the softness department. i do find that vinegar in the rinse helps though.

no - like the pp said not stay dry.

as for the poly content issue - velour actually just refers to the "style" of a fabric (like terry or jersey) - i think it's the way they do the loops of you can have 100% poly velour or as in the case of ov 100% cotton (orgainc cotton) velour.


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