Waxed cotton is a specialist textile that excels in a variety of settings. As experts in Waxed Cotton, our fabrics have both durability and longevity.
What is waxed cotton?
Waxes and oils are naturally occurring substances found in leaves, bean/seed coverings, animal furs and feathers. It is natures protection against the elements.
Waxed cotton, the original performance fabric, is cotton which is impregnated with paraffin, petroleum, natural wax or hybrid blends to produce a fabric which has water repellent properties.
Waxed garments can be regularly reproofed to maintain performance for many years, making them uniquely sustainable. Many synthetic man-made fabrics end up in land fill once performance levels cannot be maintained through delamination.
Unlike PFC chemistry which has been produced to give hydrophobic effects, waxes offer this barrier naturally. There is therefore less impact on the environment using waxes as a water repellent.
Our petroleum jelly and paraffin waxes are bi-products from cracking crude oil to make fuels such as gasoline. meaning we make use of the waste product of this process.
Waxes are fully biodegradable, PFC’s are extremely persistent in the environment.