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Thank you for buying a great new waxed jacket from Community Clothing. By buying from us you’re not only minimising your impact on the planet, your also supporting loads of fantastic skilled jobs right here in the UK. 

We are sure this fantastic, robust, shower-proof garment will give you many years of excellent service. In order to maximise its life, and your enjoyment in wearing it, we’d like to tell you a bit about it, and how to best look after it.

Thank you for buying a great new waxed jacket from Community Clothing. By buying from us you’re not only minimising your impact on the planet, your also supporting loads of fantastic skilled jobs right here in the UK. 

We are sure this fantastic, robust, shower-proof garment will give you many years of excellent service. In order to maximise its life, and your enjoyment in wearing it, we’d like to tell you a bit about it, and how to best look after it.

What is my waxed jacket made from?

What is my waxed jacket made from?

All of our waxed jackets and coats are cut and sewn in the UK from a fabric that is produced by British Millerain of Rochdale, Lancashire. Millerain are the global leader in the production of waxed cotton (in fact they invented it back in the 1880s).

The waxed cotton fabric that we use is called Sahara 6, a six ounce 100% BCI cotton fabric proofed with Staywax® finish, a unique blend of dry, hard waxes and a flourocarbon-free water repellent which creates a fabric that is very water resistant. It has a drier handle than other wax fabrics and crucially, can be machine washed many times without losing its waterproof properties.

All of our waxed jackets and coats are cut and sewn in the UK from a fabric that is produced by British Millerain of Rochdale, Lancashire. Millerain are the global leader in the production of waxed cotton (in fact they invented it back in the 1880s).

The waxed cotton fabric that we use is called Sahara 6, a six ounce 100% BCI cotton fabric proofed with Staywax® finish, a unique blend of dry, hard waxes and a flourocarbon-free water repellent which creates a fabric that is very water resistant. It has a drier handle than other wax fabrics and crucially, can be machine washed many times without losing its waterproof properties.

What should I expect from the first wear?

What should I expect from the first wear?

Waxed garments have a unique appearance, so it is normal for there to be visible pale lines on your garment. These are formed where the wax settles into creases or folds in the fabric. If, when you first remove your garment from its packaging, there are visible fold marks, these can be dispersed by hanging your jacket in a warm room, or by lightly warming the fabric using a warm, butnot hot, hairdryer.

Waxed garments have a unique appearance, so it is normal for there to be visible pale lines on your garment. These are formed where the wax settles into creases or folds in the fabric. If, when you first remove your garment from its packaging, there are visible fold marks, these can be dispersed by hanging your jacket in a warm room, or by lightly warming the fabric using a warm, butnot hot, hairdryer.

How do I clean & care for my waxed jacket?

How do I clean & care for my waxed jacket?

If your waxed garment gets dirty you can clean it with a soft brush, and if needed wipe it with a clean cloth and clean water. Or, if the dirt is more persistent you can use water with natural soap.

We suggest that to maximise the life of your garment you clean as above for the most part, but if necessary your Sahara 6 garment can also be machine washed following the instructions below:

- 30C Wash Cycle using soap flakes or non-biological detergents

- Low Temperature Tumble Dry

- Cool Iron

- Do not Bleach

- Do not Dry Clean

- Do not Fold away Wet. Allow to dry completely before folding

You can source natural soap flakes or a liquid equivalent quite readily, including from Dri-pak or Natural Washing.

If your waxed garment gets dirty you can clean it with a soft brush, and if needed wipe it with a clean cloth and clean water. Or, if the dirt is more persistent you can use water with natural soap.

We suggest that to maximise the life of your garment you clean as above for the most part, but if necessary your Sahara 6 garment can also be machine washed following the instructions below:

- 30C Wash Cycle using soap flakes or non-biological detergents

- Low Temperature Tumble Dry

- Cool Iron

- Do not Bleach

- Do not Dry Clean

- Do not Fold away Wet. Allow to dry completely before folding

You can source natural soap flakes or a liquid equivalent quite readily, including from Dri-pak or Natural Washing.

Can I re-wax my jacket?

Can I re-wax my jacket?

Yes!
You can purchase British Millerain's specialist dry wax reproofing spray here.

Yes!
You can purchase British Millerain's specialist dry wax reproofing spray here.