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In the piqué family but of heavier weight, bedford cord features vertical cords usually padded with stuffer yarns. It may be made of cotton or cotton blends—sometimes wool—or with a wool face and a cotton back. It is asserted that the fabric comes from New Bedford, Massachusetts (it had a thriving late 19th to early 20th century textile industry), hence its name.

Uses: Riding habits, uniforms, slacks, suits, coats

See also:
Warp piqué

Cotton bedford cord
Wool bedford cord