Corduroy fabric is a type of velvet fabric characterized by its distinct “wales,” or rows of raised cords. These cords, or ribs, run parallel to one another and give the fabric a unique texture and appearance. Corduroy is usually made of cotton but can also be made of other materials such as polyester. It is known for its durability, warmth, and comfort, making it a popular choice for clothing and household items such as pants, jackets, and upholstery.
It’s also versatile, it can be found in a range of weights and widths of the wales, from fine to wide, and from lightweight to heavy-weight. It’s also available in a variety of colors. Corduroy fabric is easy to care for and can be machine-washed and dried.