Nikwax Cotton Proof has been specifically designed and optimized for breathable cotton, polycotton and canvas materials; it leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibers allowing moisture vapor to pass through, maintaining breathability, prolonging the life of gear and optimizing performance in wet weather.
Nikwax Cotton Proof is easy and quick to apply in a washing machine and ensures that the treatment goes right through the garment. The highly Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of Nikwax Cotton Proof develops on air drying. Therefore the need for tumble drying is removed, saving energy.
Cotton is a natural fiber; as such, it is renewable, biodegradable and can be produced organically. It is highly versatile and can be used to produce many fabrics, each with different properties. Additionally, cotton can be blended with synthetic fibers, such as polyester, to combine the desirable properties of both materials.
Cotton fabrics are breathable, absorbent and strong. They are used in the manufacture of clothing and outdoor equipment, but are not inherently water repellent.
Cotton is highly absorbent and retains water, so it takes a long time to dry once wet. Therefore, it is important to ensure that cotton outer garments and equipment don̥'t absorb water, as this will cause them to increase in weight and will impair their breathability.
To prevent cotton fabrics from absorbing water Durable Water Repellency (DWR) can be added by applying Nikwax Cotton Proof