Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Just new, but already very popular: waxed canvas. Newly added to our catalogue, but certainly not a new material. It's even one of the oldest fabrics in the world. We'd love to tell you more about the origins and applications of this tough and strong material.
All items in this product line can be ordered already, however they are so new that we are still working on the correct display in the webshop.
Almost all of us know someone with an old-fashioned, or rather, traditional English wax jacked. Originally designed for the English hunt, but still widely used for outdoor activities. But did you know that the origin of waxed canvas goes much further?
Waxed canvas was already used in shipping in the 15th century. It was used to make clothes and sails for sailors and fishermen. The waxed material is windproof and water-repellent, makes it very suitable for use at sea. In those days, oils and fats were used for the production of this material.
The strength and durability makes waxed canvas still very suitable for outdoor and garden use today, several centuries later. Think of bags, backpacks, tents and clothing. Durability is of paramount importance at Esschert Design and so we started working with this beautiful material. We proudly present a durable line, which is also very good looking in and around the garden.
The windproof and water-repellent characteristics make this fabric particularly suitable for outdoor use. It is therefore not a problem, if the garden cushions or gardening tools from the waxed canvas line occasionally remain outside.
Waxed canvas is ideal for gardening and will last for years. In fact, it gets its charm over the years. Just like quality leather, waxed canvas develops a 'patina' over time, which gives it a tough, robust look & feel. Although, to keep the material in good condition, it is advisable to wax the material once every two years.
The waxed canvas line consists of many more products for the outdoors. Wondering what these product are? Check it out here.