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Halley Stevensons weatherproof waxed cotton fabric

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Wax C4X

Following from showcasing our collection at Outdoor Retailer earlier this year, our Wax C4X was a particular favourite, read about it:

Manufacturers and innovators in waxed cotton and weatherproofed fabrics

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Halley Stevensons, the Dundee, Scotland maker of waxed cotton fabrics, showcased its Wax C4X line of fabrics for apparel and luggage. The company works closely with the brands on the development of its innovative waxes, which are a by-product of oil production, and include waxes made of mineral oils, petroleum jellies, and paraffin waxes. Wax C4X is the exciting next generation of performance waxes. The Wax finish has many benefits over traditional waxed cotton fabrics, including four times higher water proofing characteristics compared to traditional waxed fabrics. This “no PFC” wax has excellent water shedding properties, outperforming traditional wax in shower rating, hydrostatic head and Bundesmann testing. Wax C4X has superior durability to abrasion and weathering, and adds extra strength to the base cotton. It acts as a protective layer to the garment, making this the perfect choice for performance.  Unlike traditional wax cotton, at ambient temperature, Wax C4X does not transfer or migrate onto other fabrics, leathers and linings. The wax is also virtually odorless. While most waxes have a jelly-like consistency at room temperature, Wax C4X is a flexible solid. Garments made using Wax C4X cotton also resist dirt and other contaminants.


Stock availability explained

The ‘HS Collection’ is a range of fabrics that are in continuous production and offered on an “off the shelf” basis in a choice of colours. Ideal for express developments and orders we hold substantial stocks of these articles and are committed to replenishing the fabrics within a 8 weeks (if not available at the time of order).

Please note, The HS Collection includes all articles previously available as ‘Stock Supported’ or ‘Regular Running’ lines.

Bespoke manufacturing allows you to fully customise our fabric. We can colour match to any pantone or colour of your choice which can be dyed onto any fabric in our collection with any finish we offer.

*Lab work is required to be processed (Leadtime 2 weeks) and approved prior to production.

**Minimum order quantities apply and production lead-times of (8weeks) applies.

This product is suitable for luggage

Can be made in styles such as backpacks, satchels, laptop cases, cabin bags and suitcases.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for luggage
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This product is suitable for accessories

Can be made into accessories such as gloves, hats, caps and belts.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for accessories
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This product is suitable for footwear

Can be made into styles such as trainers, tennis shoes, hi-tops, boots and brogues.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for footwear
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This product is suitable for apparel

Can be made into garments such as overshirts, jackets, coats and trousers.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for apparel
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