What is Whipcord?

Whipcord is a type of fabric that is characterized by its steeply angled twill weave, which gives it a distinctive ribbed texture. The weave is created by interlacing the warp yarns (lengthwise yarns) and the weft yarns (crosswise yarns) in a way that creates a diagonal line or rib on the surface of the fabric. This diagonal pattern is known as the wale.

Whipcord fabric is traditionally made from wool, although it can also be made from other fibers such as cotton, silk, or synthetic materials. The fabric is durable, hard-wearing, and water-resistant, making it ideal for use in outerwear, workwear, and military uniforms.

Whipcord fabric can be made in a variety of colors and patterns, although it is most commonly found in solid colors such as black, brown, and navy blue. The fabric is also used in upholstery and home decor, where its textured surface adds visual interest to sofas, chairs, and other furniture.

In addition to its use in clothing and home decor, whipcord fabric is also used in industrial applications, such as for conveyor belts and other heavy-duty machinery. Its durability and strength make it an ideal material for these types of applications.