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How To Wax Your G-1000 Garments

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By Fjällräven Canada August 3, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Taking care of your clothes will not only make them last longer, but will also make you look better. With Fjällräven’s Greenland Wax, you can simply adapt your G-1000 apparels to suit any weather conditions. More wax gives a sturdier garment that can better survive the most adverse weather and wind. If you wash out the wax, you get a cooler garment with maximum breathability.

Greenland Wax is made from paraffin and beeswax. A block of wax of about 100g is enough for about ten articles of clothing. To add value to your garments using this wax, Take the block of wax and rub it with long strokes against the fabric, leaving behind a thin, even layer. It’s a little like writing with chalk on a chalkboard. Ensure that you cover all of the fabric well.

Following this, melt the wax into the fabric using a pressing iron on low (moderate) heat with no stream (remembering to clean the metal base of the iron before you use it on other garments). Optionally, you may also use a hairdryer or the flame of a camping stove. The wax melts at approximately 55-60°C (131-140°F).

 

If you choose to use a camping stove to wax your garments; rub the wax onto the fabric, hold the garment a few centimetres above the steady, strong flame from the stove. Begin further away and leisurely move it closer until you see the wax starting to melt.

Be careful not to burn the fabric and make sure that your arms or other parts of your body are not inside the garment. Stretch out the fabric over the flame and move it back and forth until the wax has melted. Remember, you can buy this wax online here

Good luck, and happy trekking!

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