Waxed cotton finishers manufacturing bespoke performance fabrics.
Verified by Make Works Scotland July 2013
Specialist manufacturers of waxed and oiled cottons. Bespoke colours can be prepared for the client; and new finishes created or refined from traditional techniques. Clients can also supply raw cotton material (eg printed) and have it waxed for performance and waterproofing from 4 metres. Please note, Susan is currently on maternity leave, so ask for Lynn or Dorothy in Sales.
|Turnaround Time||2- 6 weeks|
|Production Access||By appointment|
|File Types||Pantone Swatches|
MaterialsCotton Waxed Cotton Fabric Paraffin Wax Paraffin-Impregnated Cotton Oiled Cotton
ProcessesTextile Finishing Wax Impregnation
MachinesWeaving Machines Floor Mill
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Fabric was waterproofed in the 19th century in linen and linseed oil. In the 20th century this changed to cotton and paraffin wax - a more durable and breathable fabric. An icon of the outdoors, on the riverbanks to boats across the oceans, in farms and in forests. Waxed Cotton is also associated with motorcycling.