Available In A Wide Variety of Materials

South Carolina Elastic Company, founded in 1913, strives to be on the leading edge of product development and innovation in new technologies. We proudly manufacture cords made from a wide variety of materials including polyester, recycled polyester, cotton, organic cotton, nylon, Spectra, Kevlar, and Nomex. Dye to match service is available, or customers can choose from our standard color options. Cord is available on spools, cut to length or tipped.


We offer custom shoelaces that are ideal for any type of footwear including tipped laces to lengths from 10″-120″. Specialty waxed and glazed shoelaces provide that “leather look” and knot-holding capability. Kevlar laces are great for added strength and flame resistance. We also offer custom printed and recycled polyester shoelaces.

Rigid Cords

Rigid cords are perfect for marine, camping and sporting goods applications. Our rigid cord is made with synthetic and high-performance materials including nylon, polyester, polypropylene, Spectra, Nomex, and Kevlar.

Barbed Non-Stretch Cords

South Carolina Elastic Company’s barbed cord is used for handles on bags, sample books, etc. It is available in a variety of colors,  diameters and barbed to the specified length you require.

Barbed Elastic Cords

Barbed elastic cord assemblies are an excellent option for product displays and lightweight signage. They are also ideal for menus, masks, party hats and more.

Beading Cords

Our colorful non-stretch, “leather look” beading cords are made using 100% cotton with a waxed or glazed finish to mimic the look of genuine leather. Our ELASTIC beading cord is available in 1/32″-5/32″ diameters in a range of colors including metallics.


South Carolina Elastic Company’s drawcords provide fashion appeal for sportswear, outerwear and other apparel and accessory items. Choose from widths of 1/32″ to 3/4″in diameter, and in round or flat, braided, knitted or woven constructions. Drawcords are also available in organic cotton & recycled polyester.