In recent years, corduroy for upholstery has made a comeback. At Big in Fabric we like to inform our customers about our products. We regularly get questions about the difference in corduroy from the past and now, the composition of corduroy fabric and for which applications corduroy can be used. Are you curious about the answer to these questions? Read on quick!
Corduroy from then and now
The origin of Corduroy fabrics, including rib fabric, dates back to the 19th century. Initially, the fabrics were mainly used for work trousers for men. Due to the weaving style, the fabric is very strong, which makes it ideal to work in. Due to its increasing popularity, it was later also used for waistcoats and jackets, among other things.
Rib fabric was therefore actually developed for clothing. The strong properties of the fabric also made it possible to make car upholstery at a later stage. You can now see the well-known rib fabric in almost all possible applications.
The composition of corduroy
Although corduroy can be used for various purposes, each application requires its own composition. Ribcord fabric for clothing consists largely of cotton. Cotton has the property that it absorbs a lot of moisture. This makes cotton comfortable to wear in both winter and summer. The cotton is often mixed with polyester to keep the color beautiful for longer. Elastane is added to make the fabric stretchy. Buy ribcord fabric for clothing? You can easily order it in our shop.
In addition to corduroy fabric for clothing, this type of fabric can also be used in furniture upholstery. For example, you can give your sofa, armchair or ottoman a traditional and luxurious look with a wide rib upholstery fabric and the fine corduroy is well suited for upholstery of cushions for campers and boats, among other things. Corduroy upholstery fabrics are extremely suitable for the following applications:
● Camper upholstery
● Caravan upholstery
● Cabin cushions
● Automotive upholstery
● Cushion Covers
We only offer the corduroy upholstery fabrics in our range in 100% polyester or polyester mixed with nylon. This composition has a number of advantages:
● Easy to clean
● High UV resistance
● Fire retardant
Always assured of the right color
Have you found a corduroy fabric that perfectly matches your project, but are you unsure about the color? We help you! We are happy to send you color samples so that you can make a good choice. You can choose up to five color samples yourself and request them via the contact form on our website.