One of our fave cool weather fabrics, you can’t help but feel a little groovy when you’re wearing corduroy. Although it reached peak popularity in the 70s, corduroy has a long and stylish history.
The History of Corduroy
This iconic wavy textile traces its history all the way back to fustian — a heavy, woven fabric invented in Ancient Egypt. Flash forward a couple centuries to 18th Century England, when they began weaving pile-cut cotton to create the signature soft cords or ridges we’re most familiar with today. Its durable nature and warmth made it perfect for working in factories during the Industrial Revolution, and it was later adopted as part of military uniforms during World War II.
Corduroy remained a staple, working-class fabric and existed under the fashion radar until its popularity exploded in the 1960s and 1970s. It became the counterculture’s fabric of choice and was worn as a symbol of anti-establishment by students, beatniks, and popular creatives. An iconic moment in fashion, many of these looks have come back into style today (we’re looking at you, Harry Styles).
Must-Haves For Fall
Keeping on-trend, our corduroy fabric is sustainable and the perfect way to add a splash of texture, depth, and color to your wardrobe. These outfits are responsibly made from 98% organic cotton and only 2% spandex, so the planet will feel just as good as you do while you’re wearing them.
Perfect for chillier weather and inspired by the earthy colours of autumn, here are some of our favorite corduroy-inspired looks this fall.