Free shipping for orders over $120 (Canada & USA) / Free local pick-up in Rothesay (NB)



Oilskin / Waxed Canvas

From Merchant & Mills. Best quality dry oilskin made in the UK. Perfect for bags and accessories and particularly fab for outerwear.

 

What is dry oilskin? Inspired by a 1910 patent for waterproofing textiles, the finish is combination of dry emulsified wax and soft aero tumbling and contains no fluorocarbon chemicals. The process binds a wax-based product with water to give a non-oily finish. The solutions are heat-processed into the cloth for a longer lasting finish and higher performance. The finish is vegan.

The finish is drier and crisper than normal oilskins with a matte appearance. Hand wash only, use a cool setting on your iron or just finger press. Unlike normal oilskin there would be no oil transfer so you don’t need to line your garment or bag. 

This type of oilskin is water resistant, so this means that the water doesn’t completely run off it, but it won’t come through to the other side either.