PATAGONIA X HALLEY STEVENSONS
Halley Stevensons weatherproof waxed cotton fabric

PATAGONIA

A “natural” collaboration ...

Three and a half years ago, we were approached by the incredible team at Patagonia with a challenge. Could we create a 100% plant-based wax coating that performed well. Knowing that Halley Stevensons was a leader in innovation, they were confident that we could achieve this. We didn’t know then, but it was a challenge that would not only give us an exciting new product line, but also change the way we think about everything we do.

It was no easy task. While the bi-product petroleum used in our heritage waxes forms a barrier naturally, plant-based waxes can be absorbent and let water pass through. We would need a perfect combination of responsibly sourced plant-based ingredients to achieve the required performance.

So, we set off to meet this challenge. We partnered with the amazing St Andrews university to learn more about plant-based products, testing their performance in water-resistant coatings, and using this knowledge to work on our formula.

 

PATAGONIA WAXED JACKET

Challenge accepted

We partnered with the amazing St Andrews university to learn more about plant-based products, testing their performance in water-resistant coatings, and using this knowledge to work on our formula.

With the encouragement and example of Patagonia, we learned about new opportunities to evolve our base fabrications by using Organic Cotton in Conversion and we became OCS and Bluesign certified, ensuring full transparency and traceability in our products.

After intensive development meetings with Patagonia, multiple lab tests and 6 months of real-world wearer trialling in Scotland and the United States, we had found the perfect recipe! Our responsible plant-based blend contains all natural ingredients that won’t impact the food chain, such as castor bean oil that comes from(grows like) weeds, and olive oil from food waste. Most importantly we now have a plant-based coating that performs as well as our original/heritage waxes.

This project has been a real game changer, enabling us to offer products to suit all consumers and opening the doors to exciting future developments.

We are so proud of the team at Halley Stevensons, grateful for the insights and technical analysis from St Andrews and humbled by the incredible collaboration, encouragement, and support from our friends at Patagonia.

Introducing:  Patagonia Waxed Cotton Water-Resistant Jacket

We hope you love them as much as we do!

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
PATAGONIA X HALLEY STEVENSONS

This product is suitable for accessories

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

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for accessories
PATAGONIA X HALLEY STEVENSONS

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
PATAGONIA X HALLEY STEVENSONS

This product is suitable for apparel

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

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for apparel
PATAGONIA X HALLEY STEVENSONS