Back in 1954 a textile company named Forge Mills created a very unique novelty denim fabric in different textured patterns that they referred to as “Velva-printed” . Various newspaper articles described it as “flocked” or “chenilled” . No matter what it was called, from the ad below, it sure looks like it made for a fabulous dress! The Bloomfield Company of Ohio designed these dresses and called them “Candy Box Denims”. A sweet name for a sweet 50s dress.
The dresses could be purchased in different patterns of jelly bean, lollipop, gumdrop and caramel daisy. I’d like one of each please!!
Has anyone ever seen fabric like this? I wonder if there is anything like this made today.