We are the world's leading manufacturers and innovators in waxed cotton and weatherproofed fabrics. All our dyeing and finishing is 'under one roof' based at Baltic Works in Dundee, UK.
As an independent firm with over 150 years of expertise, we have amassed unique technical knowledge and manufacturing experience. We specialise in waxed cotton and weatherproofed fabrics using responsibly sourced cotton and low impact manufacturing.
Based in Dundee, our team of skilled technicians are constantly striving to develop and refine new and existing products. Our processes are incredibly flexible, allowing us the ability to craft huge international orders to minimum quantities of 30 metres in our customers own colours and finishes. With a focus on innovation, we regularly design and build our own bespoke machinery to give us optimum manufacturing capabilities. This means our product range is full of possibilities in terms of colour, handle and performance.
As manufacturers and innovators in waxed cotton, we put all of our products through rigorous quality and performance testing processes. And while we are accredited to ISO 9002 standard, we’ll always uncovering new improvements in our manufacturing processes to deliver quality and performance.
Our product range is vast and is full of possibilities. We have a range of fabrics, from flyweight apparel to heavyweight cotton canvas– and most recently some nylon/cotton and organic cotton options. We have a range of finishes, allowing you to choose the texture, appearance and performance you need. And we can go beyond the standard range of colours to produce the shade you require.
This gives huge flexibility for designers when creating garments and luggage. Our products are exported around the world and are showcased each season at London, Paris, New York, Munich and Milan.
With years of experience of meeting our customers’ challenging specifications, our development team is ready to deliver a unique, bespoke product.
Manufacturers and innovators in waxed cotton
Built to last
Adaptive by nature
The beauty of waxed cotton is its durability and longevity — it is built to last. The densely woven cotton is strong and reliable and unlike many alternatives, can be maintained by the end user.
Responsibly sourced cotton and low impact manufacturing make our waxed cotton a sustainable choice for designers and consumers alike. Garments can be proofed to keep up performance and protection levels, ensuring they last for many years.
The fabrics are also naturally breathable. This means the wax adjusts to ambient temperature, becoming softer and more breathable in warm weather. It becomes stiffer and more wind proof in colder conditions, perfectly suited to the outdoors.
Waxed cotton products also have a unique character. Our various finishes ensure that garments look better with age. The wax naturally picks up marks and creases through use, which adds to the character of the fabric itself.
Explore our product range to find out more.