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Title: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: bravodelta on June 29, 2015, 08:18:46 PM
I do small orders either thru rockywoods or using ebay with textilespecialestdirect and outdoorcammoconnection...these guys have been good to me and they all have great customer service every time I deal with them but with the exchange rate and the shipping cost being almost double what the product cost is I need to find something close to home.

so that being said does anyone know a good Canadian source for cordura?

Cheers

Brendan
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: Gear Dynamics on June 29, 2015, 09:56:43 PM
There isn't one. I've scoured the country. I think the best way would be to find a company who is willing to import full rolls, then chop them up for a bunch of users.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: essal on June 30, 2015, 08:01:56 AM
I'll ask a prof at school, she knows who a lot of the companies here in BC get their stuff from, some of them might have some woven nylon that may or may not be Cordura brand.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: Martial Concepts on June 30, 2015, 09:58:42 AM
The Cordura site states that Lincoln Fabrics and Doubletex Inc., are Cordura branded.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: Gear Dynamics on June 30, 2015, 01:02:19 PM
Lincoln fabrics does sell Cordura, but it's by the roll and they don't stock all of the military colours. I talked to them last year regarding 500D in Coyote, Ranger, Black and OD, but all except black required a high minimum.

I don't think there's a Rockywood's type company for smaller quantities. If there is, they sure do a good job of hiding from the Google.

Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: bravodelta on July 01, 2015, 08:11:53 AM
hey thanks everyone for the input.

I have tried high and low for Canadian shop, i was hoping that some one else had one....any one else know a good state side supplier for small orders. I usually one to between 1-3 yrds at a time

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I'll ask a prof at school, she knows who a lot of the companies here in BC get their stuff from, some of them might have some woven nylon that may or may not be Cordura brand.

I am not a huge "Cordura" fan boy I use it because its what I know....are there woven nylon alternatives that can be used for gear?
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: @less@ndro on July 01, 2015, 08:14:22 AM
if you don't use laser cut Cordura is the only fabrics for good quality gear.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: essal on July 01, 2015, 08:50:12 AM
Here is the deal; Cordura is a brand. Cordura is not necessarily the 1x1 woven structure that we all use for our 330/500/1000 denier (Cordura classic) fabrics. You can read more about the brand here: http://www.cordura.com/ (http://www.cordura.com/)

Most Nylon 6.6 fabrics that are solution dyed (meaning that they get their color when the nylon yarn is spun instead of being actually dyed afterwards) from a quality mill will be pretty much the same fabric as a "Cordura" fabric. Keep in mind that probably a lot of retailers etc. probably call all their 1x1 woven nylon 6 and 6.6 fabrics for Cordura unless you actually ask for their Cordura tags.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: Martial Concepts on July 01, 2015, 10:55:24 AM
Exactly, the mills I named were listed on the Cordura Brand site as having Cordura Classic available.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: bravodelta on July 02, 2015, 06:41:51 PM
cool thanks for the info...I will start sending some emails.

but in the mean time I did manage to find a local source, a tent repair shop stocks cordura, its just $25/yd  :-\
which is what it works out to when I pay with exchange and shipping, so no savings but also no more waiting...I guess a half win...lol
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: WPJ on July 02, 2015, 08:14:58 PM
cool thanks for the info...I will start sending some emails.

but in the mean time I did manage to find a local source, a tent repair shop stocks cordura, its just $25/yd  :-\
which is what it works out to when I pay with exchange and shipping, so no savings but also no more waiting...I guess a half win...lol

What colours do they have in stock?
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: bravodelta on July 03, 2015, 10:14:22 PM
on hand he only had OD and black, I brought in samples of everything I use(FG,RG,CB)00 he deals with a supplier in MTL, said he would order thru them for me
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: WPJ on July 03, 2015, 10:44:37 PM
on hand he only had OD and black, I brought in samples of everything I use(FG,RG,CB)00 he deals with a supplier in MTL, said he would order thru them for me

Can he get multicam, cadpat, any other camp types?
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: Gear Dynamics on July 04, 2015, 10:31:25 AM
MultiCam is exclusively through Brookwood and Cadpat (2nds) is through Lincoln (only with a lisence).
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: WPJ on July 04, 2015, 11:07:31 AM
My local fabricland has had light nylon and combat cloth CADPAT for a while.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: bravodelta on July 04, 2015, 12:33:53 PM
I was only looking for solid colours, but I can ask.

as for CADPAT, its a controlled item, when I was working in the QM returns, all OD stuff would be sent for auction and all CADPAT would be sent for shredding.

I have only had 500D once and it was seconds from DS Tactical in BC through ebay.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: jaYson on October 06, 2017, 05:45:20 PM
Jayson here and the company I use to get Cordura is called J Ennis Fabric.  The depot I use is in Mississauga, ON, but they have other depots throughout Canada.  Their pricing is decent and charge $11.36 per yard.  You do need a business license though as they do not sell to the public.  You can order as little as 1 yard.  Given they are in my vicinity, I call in my order and then pick it up to save on shipping.  All fabric comes rolled on a cardboard tube.  The only issue is that the only 'tactical' colours they offer is woodland, black and OD.  They do offer a 'smoke grey' which is similar to Wolf Grey, but not quite.  They also sell thread, but I have never bought any. 

Another store that carries even more colours is PacCana although their Cordura is significantly more money.

jaYson
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: Gear Dynamics on October 06, 2017, 08:00:17 PM
These Canadian sources don't stock 500D military colours, not to mention the material is not made in North America.
Title: Re: Canadian Cordura source
Post by: jaYson on October 06, 2017, 08:42:54 PM
Jayson here and I forgot to mention that the Cordura is all 1000D.  Are you certain it is made overseas?  I figured the lower price was because I was buying it from a wholesaler and did not think to ask where it was produced.  Darn!  I was hoping to help people out who wanted to purchase Cordura from Canadian businesses and avoid all the drama when bringing material in from the US.  Thanks for pointing this out.  I guess it is back to the drawing board!

jaYson