Cord & Needlecord
Corduroy and needlecord fabric is usually made of cotton. It has a cut-pile weave construction. Corduroy and needlecord fabrics are made by weaving extra sets of fibre into the base fabric to form ridges. These ridges are called wales. Corduroy and needlecord fabrics are often described in wales. A needlecord will have more wales per inch for example 16 and a jumbo cord may have 6 or 7 wales per inch.