Durable and Water-Resistant Waxed Canvas
Hand-Sewn Cotton Straps
Ideal for Workshops, Mechanics, DIY Aficionados
Attractive & Unique Gift for Craftsmen and Women
Adjustable Neck Strap
Length: 27 inches
Height: 18 inches
Width: 0.3 inches
Materials: Water-Resistant Waxed Canvas, Cotton
Cleaning the apron is a simple as wiping it with a damp cloth. Oil and grease spills will require repeated cleaning with degreasing agent and lukewarm water.
This stylish looking and practical water resistant canvas apron is the perfect option for the DIY enthusiast, industrial crafter, and looks great for when you've got repairs around the house to attend to. Not only does it make you look the part with a timeless look, it provides protection against liquids and stains. This unisex apron is hand-cut and hand-sewn by local artisans from Pastores, Sacatepequez. It's easy to roll and pack up when you're done fixing that broken appliance and the simple and functional design makes this the perfect gift for a craftsman and woman.
Waxed canvas is an ancient material, one of the oldest, in fact, and is still in use nowadays. It really is exemplary of a material that is tried, tested and true over time. Originating in Scotland in the 1850's waxed canvas was created for and by seafarers and mariners, by rubbing linseed oil into the cloth. This resulted in an incredibly durable fabric that repelled water, a popular choice for the sails and clothing of the sailors who ruled the waves. Being lightweight and durable, waxed canvas became the clothing of choice for the British Navy, Army and Air Force during the Second World War, an attribute no other military possessed at that time.
Fast forward to today and the wax is no longer rubbed onto the canvas. Instead, the canvas is made with the oil embedded into the fibers, which allows the material to grow old with style and grace. The use of the fabric is now world wide and is becoming more fashionable rather than sporty, all the while retaining its rugged personality.
Our canvas comes from the highly respected supplier Lonas Segovia, the oldest canvas maker in Guatemala. The seams are sewn using bonded nylon thread with a burned and melted finish offering no loose ends during your travel.