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Fernweh UK

Fernweh UK Re-Wax Tin

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Re-wax your bag so it can last a lifetime of adventures. 

This wax tin is produced by our main waxed canvas supplier, Halley Stevensons in Dundee, who are one of the industry leaders when it comes to waxed canvas production, they've been specialising in waxed cotton since 1864. 

Waxed Canvas is an incredible fabric. One of its brilliant qualities is its water resistance, which is down to the wax coating that is embedded into the fibres during manufacture. This wax coating, is what over time and use,  created the unique marks and creases that waxed cotton is famed for, these markings are an inherent characteristic of the cloth.

It means every bag I make is truly unique, adding to the antique, vintage feel of the product. Each mark becomes a memory of the adventures the bag has been on, continuously adapting characteristics from the wearer, becoming a visual memory of your own adventures. 


Although waxed canvas has this incredible properties, over time and use, this wax coating will fade, which is where re-waxing comes in. Re-waxing your bag is simple and restores the fabric to its water resistant condition.



- 50ml wax tin

- Developed and produced by Halley Stevensons and has a petroleum jelly (soft paraffin) base 


Re-Wax Instructions


How often you re-wax your bag depends on how often it is used. For regular use, it is recommended re-waxing once per year.

You will require a pan of hot water and a soft cloth or sponge
- Brush off any dirt or grit
- Sponge down with cold water
- Do not use soap or detergents
- Do not machine wash, do not dry clean, do not iron, do not tumble
- Choose a warm room or outside on a hot day
- Stand the tin of wax in hot water to soften the dressing
- Work the dressing well into the garment using the cloth or sponge
- Pay attention to seams, creases and dry patches
- Rub in well, don’t paint it on
- Do not use excess dressing
- For a “factory” finish, blow evenly with a hairdryer
- Hang the garment overnight in a warm place

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Fernweh UK Re-Wax Tin

Fernweh UK Re-Wax Tin