Our
Fabric

Our process


The secret of our success lies in our attention to detail and our commitment to quality.

Our process begins by searching the world for the highest grade, extra-long staple cotton. Only the very best of the world’s cotton crop meets our exacting standards and it is with this small 2% that we make Ventile®. A further 0.04% of this 2% is used to make Ventile® organic cotton.

The cotton fibres are picked, sorted and carefully spun into an even, uniform yarn. High precision spinning results in a streamlined yarn which is essential for giving Ventile® its unique waterproof characteristics. After spinning, the yarn is then doubled in order to increase its durability and abrasion resistance.

This tough yarn is then wound onto cones for ease of handling. The strands from over 700 cones are then looped onto back beams for sizing – a natural treatment process which prepares the threads for compressive weaving. Over 15,000 individual strands of yarn are then threaded onto the loom and woven into a fabric, a process which takes precision and many hours to complete.

The resulting Ventile® fabric is then carefully inspected by our team of textile experts who run several tests to expose potential faults. Following this inspection, which is always done by hand, only 100% ‘Grade A’ fabrics are sent off for dyeing and finishing.

Due to the incredibly dense structure of the fabric, Ventile® is pre-treated and dyed using a specifically developed process to ensure the best possible dye penetration, whilst avoiding creases, stains, stripes and shading which would affect the end product. Even on modern dyeing machines, the Ventile® dyeing process is a challenge to be mastered.

After dyeing, the fabric is finally treated with a durable water repellency finish (DWR) on both sides of the fabric for added performance and water resistance.

To ensure the highest technical specifications of our product is always met, Ventile® is subject to strict inspection procedures and laboratory testing throughout all stages of processing, all of which guarantee an exceptional end product.

Benefits of Ventile

Caring for Ventile

Caring for Ventile® garments is very simple and it will help maintain high performance throughout the lifetime of the product.

We would always recommend dry-cleaning your garment, but if that’s not possible, by following these basic rules, you’ll achieve maximum durability from the garment, whilst greatly improving its longevity.

  1. Gently brush or sponge off any dirt. Close the zipper/fastener and turn the garment inside out.
  2. Machine wash one item at a time in warm water on a gentle cycle using pure liquid soap. Ensure all residue soap is removed from the garment, re-rinse if necessary.
  3. Reshape the garment on a hanger and allow to dry naturally avoiding direct sunlight.
  4. Iron carefully on a warm setting – this reactivates the DWR treatment.


Chemicals
Damage to fibres can occur when it’s been in contact with acids, bleaches and detergents. If contact does occur, soak thoroughly in cold water.


Sand and Grit
Sand and grit increases the abrasion on cotton fibres and can reduce the life of the garment. Once dried, brush off all sand, grit and mud.


Restoring Water Repellency
Through hard wear and tear, Ventile® garments may eventually require a reproof. We advise that you follow the specific instructions on the waterproofing products we’ve suggested below:

  1. Granger Extreme Waterproofing for Naturals
  2. Nikwax Tech Wash or pure soap (ensure there is no residue of detergent in your washing machine)
  3. Nikwax Cotton Proof

Benefits of Ventile

  • Totally weatherproof
  • Windproof
  • Water repellent
  • Rainproof
  • Regulates temperature
  • Highly breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Quiet
  • Easy to care for
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Reliable - guaranteed to not break down like laminated or coated fabrics
  • Easy to construct and repair with no taping behind seams

Caring for Ventile

Caring for Ventile® garments is very simple and it will help maintain high performance throughout the lifetime of the product.

We would always recommend dry-cleaning your garment, but if that’s not possible, by following these basic rules, you’ll achieve maximum durability from the garment, whilst greatly improving its longevity.

  1. Gently brush or sponge off any dirt. Close the zipper/fastener and turn the garment inside out.
  2. Machine wash one item at a time in warm water on a gentle cycle using pure liquid soap. Ensure all residue soap is removed from the garment, re-rinse if necessary.
  3. Reshape the garment on a hanger and allow to dry naturally avoiding direct sunlight.
  4. Iron carefully on a warm setting – this reactivates the DWR treatment.


Chemicals
Damage to fibres can occur when it’s been in contact with acids, bleaches and detergents. If contact does occur, soak thoroughly in cold water.


Sand and Grit
Sand and grit increases the abrasion on cotton fibres and can reduce the life of the garment. Once dried, brush off all sand, grit and mud.


Restoring Water Repellency
Through hard wear and tear, Ventile® garments may eventually require a reproof. We advise that you follow the specific instructions on the waterproofing products we’ve suggested below:

  1. Granger Extreme Waterproofing for Naturals
  2. Nikwax Tech Wash or pure soap (ensure there is no residue of detergent in your washing machine)
  3. Nikwax Cotton Proof

Fabric
Specifications


Ventile fabric technologies are amongst the most hard wearing, durable and reliable in the world. Please find details on our fabric specifications here.

Fabric
Stitching


For information on how to work with the fabric, stitching specifications and instructions, click here.

Ventile Fabric Colour Swatches


For more information on the different colour specifications available in Ventile fabric, click here.

High Performance Cotton Fabrics


For more information on the advantages of Ventile fabric, click here.