What is the deal with the wax?
We coat the aprons with our proprietary natural wax created from locally sourced beeswax, which is humanely harvested on Vancouver Island, and blended with plant oils. Waxed aprons have a textured finish that provides water resistance. They can be wiped gently with a cold water sponge, but cannot be machine washed without losing the wax. For tattooers, we recommend spraying waxed aprons down with CaviCide, or another suitable cleaning solution.
What is the difference between denim, denim twill and duck canvas?
Here is a breakdown of each:
Denim: traditional heavier cotton which is vegetable dyed. Since it is vegetable dyed it will fade over time on those parts of the article that receive the most stress. It also can colour-run or shrink if washed in warm-hot water.
Denim Twill: many of your pairs of jeans are actually made of denim twill. It looks like denim and is still a cotton, but is dyed with an insoluble dye so it will not run or shrink in the same fashion that a regular denim will.
Duck Canvas: (also known as duck cloth) this is a material that you may have seen used for traditional workwear clothing. It is an extremely durable fabric with a tight weave that, while not waterproof, will wick moisture away better then denim.
How do I wash my waxed fabric apron?
All waxed denims cannot be washed in a conventional machine without losing the wax. Waxed denims can be wiped gently with a cold water sponge to remove surface dirt. For tattooers, we recommend spraying the apron down with Cavicide or another suitable solution for sterilization.
How do I wash my vinyl fabric apron?
One side is a soft, completely non-porous and wipe-able vinyl which can be sprayed down and sterilized with Cavicide or another suitable solution for sterilization. If you would like to fully wash it to clean the denim twill liner, you can wash it by hand in cool water and hang it to dry.
How do I wash my raw fabric item?
For raw aprons, we recommend a cold water wash, hang dry, and iron if needed.
For outerwear, dry-cleaning is preferred, but you can also do a cold water wash, hang dry, and iron if needed.
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