Also: “Manchester”, “Cord”, “rib cord” or “rib velvet”
Corduroy is a strong cotton fabric with lengthwise relief pile ribbing (like cords) on it; a ridged form of velvet.
Twill weave. Extra sets of weft fiber are woven into the base fabric and when they are cut into pile they form vertical ridges called wales.
Cotton or a cotton blend.
With straight raised cords on the surface. Piled. Very durable. Breathable and hearty.
Often in solid colors, also with printed designs.
Sleek, soft (the closer the wales, the softer the fabric).
Light- to midweight fabric
Wash separately, iron on the reverse side.
Like poplin but leighter.
Corduroy was first produced in Manchester, England during the early 19th century.
Best use for:
Casual trousers, jackets, shirts and vests, dresses and skirts, children’s clothing, uniforms.
Bedspreads, draperies, and upholstery
Suites for embroidery.