Haworth is a soft light weight 21 wale (number of cords per inch) corduroy. This fabric can be reffered to as a Needlcord as its wale count is at the upper end of the spectrum (above 16). This makes it perfect for creating shirts, dresses, light weight jackets or childrens apparel.
Corduroy is a textile with a distinct pattern, a “cord” or wale. Modern corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the base fabric) between the tufts. Corduroy is, in essence, a ridged form of velvet. Corduroy is made by weaving extra sets of fibre into the base fabric to form vertical ridges called wales. The wales are built so that clear lines can be seen when they are cut into pile.
The width of the cord is commonly referred to as the size of the “wale” (i.e. the number of ridges per inch). The lower the “wale” number, the thicker the width of the wale (e.g., 4-wale is much thicker than 11-wale). Corduroy’s wale count per inch can vary from 1.5 to 21, although the traditional standard falls somewhere between 10 and 12. Wide wale is more commonly used in trousers while medium, narrow, and fine wale fabrics are usually found in garments worn above the waist.
Shipping costs depend on weight so you can get an accurate shipping quote from the basket page once you have made your selection. As soon as your order is confirmed and we’ve received your payment your order will be processed immediately and shipped. All UK shipments are sent on a next day delivery service. if you are unlikely to be in you can put down a secure location for us to leave the parcel in the comments stage in the check out process. International shipments are normally sent by courier however in some regions we offer a International recorded mail option. International shipments by courier will take 2-3 days while shipments sent by International recorded mail will take 10-15 days. If you have a specific delivery requirement please place your order by e-mail or phone e.g. arrange your own shipping.
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