Designtex has launched four fabrics that look and feel like silk and velvet, but they’re tough enough to be used in any environment. Glimmer has the subtle, metallic glow of raw silk, but it’s decked out in a tough topcoat that stands up to whatever comes its way. Nook, a hybrid textile with a silicone finish, is an affordable, sustainable solution that allows soft-looking fabrics to play hard. Standard has a geometric pattern and a woven texture with a touch of fine wool that is ready for anything. Velvet Corduroy is a plush performer with a high-pile profile that is soft but tough.