Corduroy is a timeless fabric we love to include in our collections.
First starting its life as a fabric for the rich, it is said that in the 1700s, the king was dressed in rich and velvety corduroy known as fustian.
Through the 18 and 1900s, cheaper versions appeared to become more accessible for working classes and corduroy began clothing a variety of workforces, such as schoolteachers, writers, farmers, students and urban working men.
The appeal of the fabric comes from its soft and durable qualities - it can be worn in work situations but also give the comfort required for out of office hours.
We make ours from a 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton blend for practicality, comfort and sustainability points.
Both hemp and organic cotton are natural fibers which use no chemicals to grow. Hemp is especially resourceful because it gives back up to 70% of the nutrients it uses back to the soil and every part of the plant can be used, so no waste.