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Corduroy is the French called lush, velvety fabric, or “Cord Du Roi”, the cord of the King. The material is ribbed throughout the length, cut and sheared so that a smooth velvety surface appears. Fourteen wale corduroy was one of the most important jeans fabrics in the 1960′s and 1970′s when jeans became universal. The fabric has a rounded plush velvet type cord, rib, or wale surface formed by cutting the pile—woven by one warp and two fillings. The corduroy fabric then brushings, waxings, and singings. When the pile is made from extra fillings rather than from extra warp yarn, the material is called velveteen.

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