Bedford Cord

Bedford cord, named after the town of Bedford in England, is a durable fabric that resembles corduroy. The weave has faint lengthwise ridges, but without the filling yarns that make the distinct wales characteristic of corduroy. Trousers made with Bedford cord are sometimes called "Bedford cords".

A water-repellent cotton version of Bedford cord called Jungle Cloth was used by the U.S. Navy for flight clothing during the 1920s-1940s era.

Fabric
Woven
  • Aertex
  • Airdura
  • Airguard
  • Barathea
  • Barkcloth
  • Batiste
  • Bedford cord
  • Bengaline silk
  • Beta cloth
  • Bombazine
  • Brilliantine
  • Broadcloth
  • Buckram
  • Bunting
  • Burlap
  • C change
  • Calico
  • Cambric
  • Canvas
  • Chambray
  • Capilene
  • Cedar bark
  • Char cloth
  • Charmeuse
  • Charvet
  • Cheesecloth
  • Chiffon
  • Chino
  • Chintz
  • Cloqué
  • Cloth of gold
  • Cordura
  • Duck
  • Coutil
  • Crape
  • Cretonne
  • Dazzle
  • Denim
  • Dimity
  • Donegal tweed
  • Dowlas
  • Drill
  • Drugget
  • Foulard
  • Flannel
  • Gabardine
  • Gauze
  • Gazar
  • Georgette
  • Ghalamkar
  • Gingham
  • Grenadine
  • Grenfell Cloth
  • Grosgrain
  • Habutai
  • Haircloth
  • Harris Tweed
  • Herringbone
  • Himroo
  • Hodden
  • Irish linen
  • Jamdani
  • Kerseymere
  • Khādī
  • Khaki drill
  • Kente cloth
  • Lamé
  • Lawn
  • Linsey-woolsey
  • Loden
  • Longcloth
  • Lumalive
  • Mackinaw
  • Madapolam
  • Madras
  • Moleskin
  • Muslin
  • Nainsook
  • Nankeen
  • Ninon
  • Oilskin
  • Organdy
  • Organza
  • Osnaburg
  • Ottoman
  • Oxford
  • Paduasoy
  • Percale
  • Pongee
  • Poplin
  • Rakematiz
  • Rayadillo
  • Rep
  • Rinzu
  • Ripstop
  • Russell cord
  • Saga Nishiki
  • Samite
  • Sateen
  • Satin
  • Saye
  • Scarlet
  • Seersucker
  • Serge
  • Scrim
  • Shot silk
  • Stuff
  • Taffeta
  • Tais
  • Toile
  • Tucuyo
  • Tweed
  • Twill
  • Ultrasuede
  • Ventile
  • Vinyl coated polyester
  • Viyella
  • Voile
  • Wadmal
  • Wigan
  • Whipcord
  • Zephyr
  • Zorbeez
Figured woven
  • Brocade
  • Camlet
  • Damask
  • Lampas
  • Songket
Pile woven
  • Baize
  • Chenille
  • Corduroy
  • Crimplene
  • Fustian
  • Mockado
  • Moquette
  • Plush
  • Polar fleece
  • Terrycloth
  • Velours du Kasaï
  • Velvet
  • Velveteen
  • Zibeline
Nonwoven
  • Felt
  • Cedar bark
Knitted
  • Boiled wool
  • Coolmax
  • Machine knitting
  • Milliskin
  • Jersey
  • Velour
Netted
  • Bobbinet
  • Carbon fiber
  • Fishnet
  • Lace
  • Mesh
  • Needlerun Net
  • Ninon
  • Tulle
Technical
  • Ballistic nylon
  • Ban-Lon
  • Conductive
  • Darlexx
  • E-textiles
  • Gannex
  • Gore-Tex
  • Silnylon
  • Spandex
  • Stub-tex
  • SympaTex
  • Windstopper
Patterns
  • Argyle
  • Bizarre silk
  • Herringbone
  • Houndstooth
  • Paisley
  • Pin stripes
  • Tartan (Plaid)
  • Tattersall
Textile fibers
  • Acrylic
  • Alpaca
  • Angora
  • Cashmere
  • Coir
  • Cotton
  • Hemp
  • Jute
  • Kevlar
  • Linen
  • Mohair
  • Nylon
  • Microfiber
  • Olefin
  • Pashmina
  • Polyester
  • Piña
  • Ramie
  • Rayon
  • Sea silk
  • Silk
  • Sisal
  • Spandex
  • Spider silk
  • Wool
Finishing and printing
  • Androsia
  • Batik
  • Beetling
  • Bingata
  • Bògòlanfini
  • Calendering
  • Decatising
  • Finishing
  • Fulling
  • Heatsetting
  • Mercerization
  • Moire
  • Nap
  • Rogan printing
  • Rōketsuzome
  • Roller printing
  • Sanforization
  • Tenterhook
  • Textile printing
  • Waxed cotton
  • Woodblock printing
  • Indienne
Related
  • Dyeing
  • Fiber
  • History of textiles
  • History of silk
  • Knitting
  • Pandy
  • Shrinkage
  • Synthetic fabric
  • Terminology
  • Manufacturing
  • Preservation
  • Weaving
  • Yarn


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