How to Wash Corduroy

Corduroy needs a little special attention in order to keep it looking at its best. This article sets out the washing sequence so that it all comes out wonderfully.


  1. Image titled UseDetergent Step 1
    Use either washing powder or liquid clothes washing detergent. It is best to wash corduroy separately from other clothes, especially clothes that leave lint, such as towels, flannelette etc.
  2. Image titled WashWarm Step 2
    Use the "warm" setting on the washing machine.
  3. Image titled RinseCold Step 3
    Use the "cold" rinse setting.
  4. Image titled SpinDry Step 4
    Spin dry only briefly. Remove the corduroy item(s) from the washing machine and allow to drip dry. This will allow the shape and texture of the corduroy to stay intact.


  • If you are not able to have a warm wash and a cold rinse, remove prior to the rinse and rinse by hand and allow to drip dry.
  • If ever you're done wearing your corduroy pants, you can make a corduroy pants purse with them, instead.

Things You'll Need

  • Washing machine
  • Liquid or powder detergent

Article Info

Categories: Laundry