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Canadian Cordura source
« 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?

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 09:58:42 AM »
The Cordura site states that Lincoln Fabrics and Doubletex Inc., are Cordura branded.
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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #4 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.


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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 08:14:22 AM »
if you don't use laser cut Cordura is the only fabrics for good quality gear.
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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #7 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/

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.

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #9 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

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #10 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?

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #12 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?

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2015, 10:31:25 AM »
MultiCam is exclusively through Brookwood and Cadpat (2nds) is through Lincoln (only with a lisence).

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Re: Canadian Cordura source
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2015, 11:07:31 AM »
My local fabricland has had light nylon and combat cloth CADPAT for a while.