How To Waterproof Rawganique's Hemp Shoes, Boots, Bags, Hats, Clothing & Jackets
Rawganique was founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1997, so it comes as no surprise that we have had to come with ways to waterproof our organic cotton, linen and hemp products in our rainy Pacific Northwest winters as our love of hemp won't allow us to go a day without wearing hemp clothing and shoes and bags.
While there are many different options for waxing fabric canvases, we have opted for the most natural of them by choosing Otter Wax which is made in Oregon from sustainably sourced beeswax and lanolin.
Here are the simple steps to make your Rawganique hemp shoes, bags, hats, clothing, and jacket waterproof.
One word of warning before we begin: waxing undyed natural color organic cotton, linen, and hemp products will darken them and give them a amber tint. See photos below. Darker color products, on the other hand, will look essentially the same after waxing and polishing.
Step 1: Use the heat-activated fabric wax or wax bar (recommended) to apply the wax on products
For centuries, people have worn hemp footwear and outerwear as protection against the elements, and even in wet climates or sailing the oceans. This would not have been possible without being able to waterproof the hemp canvas the products are made of.
Here we provide you with information and materials to waterproof your Rawganique hemp footwear, hats & jackets, which will make you enjoy them much more and increase their useful life span.
This step-by-step guide lays out what you need, where to buy it, and how to waterproof your hemp canvas products. To purchase the non-toxic natural wax bars for waterproofing your hemp shoes, click here.
- On what kinds of fabrics can I apply the waterproofing wax?
- What happens to the color of fabric when it is waxed?
- How much wax do I need?
- How often do I need to reapply the waterproofing wax?
- Can I wash an item that had been waxed?
- How do I wash a waxed garment?