Ventile Garment Care


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Ventile® is a Tough and highly breathable entirely natural cotton fabric providing excellent weatherproofing in a single layer and is fully waterproof in a double layer.
Its long pedigree goes back to the Second World War and was used in the first summit of Everest in 1953.
Ventile® is ideal for naturalists, hunters, bushcraft, cycling and climbing.
Ventile® is 100% Cotton, extremely durable and offers users many years of protection and comfort.

Please look after the fabric for maximum durability.

CHEMICALS -Damage to fibres can occur when 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 lift of the jacket. Please brush off all sand, grit and mud once dried.
CLEANING – We recommend dry-cleaning wherever possible. Should you be unable to dry-clean your garment we recommend the following instructions:-Gently brush or sponge off any dirt.
Close the zipper/fastener.
Turn the garment inside out.
Wash separately
Machine wash in warm water on a gently cycle using pure liquid soap.
Ensure all residue soap is removed from the garment, re-rinse if necessary.
Reshape the garment on a hanger and allow to dry naturally avoiding direct sunlight.
Iron carefully on a warm setting – this reactivates the DWR treatment.
Ventile can be either dry-cleaned as detailed below* or hand washed using Grangers 30 Degree Cleaner as detailed on the Grangers website *Professional dry-cleaning in: perchloroethylene, hydrocarbons. Mild cleaning process with stringent limitation of added humidity and/or mechanical action and/or temperature. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may be used with some restrictions. A trial on a concealed part of the article is advisable beforehand.
REPROOFING -Your Ventile® garment may eventually require a reproof. Either use a product such as Granger Extreme Waterproofing for Naturals, following their instructions or a specialist reproofing company familiar with Ventile®.
If you wish to wash your Ventile garment we recommend Nikwax Tech Wash or pure soap, however please hand wash or ensure that there is no residue of detergent in your washing machine.
Conventional detergents destroy the water-repellent finish on all waterproof garments.
To reproof your Ventile® garment, we also recommend washing in Nikwax Cotton Proof.

We believe all garments made with high quality materials and expert craftsmanship should last many years and develop a unique beauty as they mature over time. Every garment sold is entitled to lifetime replacements, to be patched, repaired and reused.

Complete the form below if you have any questions about caring for your garment or if you require replacement materials. Shipping charges may apply for any replacements needed.