Cozy Up With Minky

I know some of you already love the luxurious softness of Minky fabric but others may be left thinking “Minky? Huh?” Minky is 100% polyester fabric that is soft and silky to the touch, thus the name: it feels like “mink”.

Minky fabric is commonly used in baby blankets and accessories, blankets, bath robes and handmade stuffed critters.

Minky is different from faux fur which is a type of textile fabric fashioned to simulate genuine animal fur. It is known as a pile fabric and is typically made from polymeric fibers that are processed, dyed, and cut to match a specific fur texture and colour. Faux fur can have a rougher feel more like hair Minky Faux Fur is 100% polyester made to replicate fur with the smooth silky texture of minky.

Minky is available in a myriad of colours, prints and textures. Some of the available textures include:

Smooth Minky

Minky without pattern or print. Low pile, not raised

Dot Minky

Velvet feel with raised dots for texture, popular with baby items

Sherpa Minky

looks like sherpa but is Minky – soft and smooth feeling

Embossed Minky

has burn out patterns, prints, designs creating texture

Rose Minky

long fibres swirled to look like a rose. Very soft

Minky Stripe

pile and fibre arranged to look like animal fur

Shaggy Minky

super soft and luxurious long fibre pile


edited by Janet Cole

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