One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fabric made from a twilled mixture of cotton and wool.
- ‘Tickets are available from Viyella or Marlborough Prospect shops.’
- ‘Clients include Viyella, Windsmoor, Brook Taverner and many more; they have a successful website and are planning to introduce a company pension scheme.’
- ‘Coats will be exiting the apparel business in order to focus on its profitable global threads business, as well as its Jaeger and Viyella retail operations.’
- ‘Because Viyella is new here in Marlborough it was a good chance to show ourselves to the people of Marlborough.’
- ‘No wonder those who still wear tweed jackets, Viyella shirts and ‘frocks’, as opposed to dresses, can't stand them in return.’
Late 19th century: from Via Gellia, a valley in Derbyshire where it was first made.
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