Corduroy Fabric

Corduroy Fabric

What is Corduroy? 

Corduroy is made with cotton, but can also be woven with blends of polyester. Sometimes corduroy is made with wool, but the ridges present on wool corduroy are not as visible as the ridges on corduroy made with other materials. 
Corduroy is  is a durable , ridged fabric. 

Corduroy is dyed in a wide variety of different colors and uneven fading can also be done  that is highly aesthetically pleasing.


  • ‘Corduroy’ come from the French ‘Cour du Roi’ meaning ‘Court of the king’.

  • Corduroy was developed in 200 AD  believes that corduroy originated from an Egyptian fabric called fustian.

  • Fustian has raised ridges like corduroy but this fabric is much rougher and  less closely woven than corduroy.

  • Modern corduroy is developed in the 18th century.

  • Early 20th-century working-class culture and other times simply viewed as a “groovy” fabric with unique colors and textures, corduroy rapidly became the defining fabric of the era.

What Makes it Stand Out

It is known for its unique ridged pattern, which corduroy producers can weave in a variety of widths.

Texture Thick brushed soft texture 
Fall No
Shine Dull
Sheer Opaque 

Application & Usage 

  • Corduroy is used to make overall pants, jackets, dresses and used in variety of clothing.

  • Used in home furnishing  and accessory to make  couch coverings as well as decorative cushions.

Clothing  Yes
Home furnishing Yes
Accessories  Yes

New Age Innovations 

  • Corduroy fabric elegible for various certifications depending on the fibers it contains.

  • Recycled synthetic textiles may be eligible for Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, and GOTS is also the world’s premier certifier of organic cotton and wool.

  • Non-recycled synthetic textiles may be eligible for International Organization of Standardisation (ISO) certification.

  • Wool corduroy products may be eligible for certification from organizations such as Wool mark, and corduroy products containing American pima cotton may be eligible for certification from the American Supima Association (ASA).

Care Instructions of Corduroy

  • Corduroy can be machine washed on the normal cycle with hot water to achieve the deepest clean.

  • Steam after washing to remove wrinkles and between wears to freshen and remove odor and bacteria.

  • Never iron, as ironing will crush or flatten the natural pile.

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