canvas wax - organic canvas care

All organic, pure, pollution-free and chemical free: The best way to care for your compagnon waxed canvas product. Refreshes color, caring for the fibre itself and maintains the water resistance. Handmade by ourselves from regional ingredients.


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Product number: 519
Product information "canvas wax - organic canvas care"


compagnon the canvas wax is handmade at compagnon in Birkenfeld, Black Forest Germany. Since we developed the canvas wax ourselves, neither the recipe nor the manufacturing process has changed. The purest, natural regional wax, blended over open fire. Never change what’s already perfect. We recommend “the canvas wax” to be used with all products made from compagnon Scotland-canvas because this care product does not contain any artificial, chemical or harmful ingredients. Even under intense use it’s safe to use for adults and children alike. To maintain those organic, natural qualities, we explicitly discourage you from using synthetic care products. Also we cannot foreclose discolorations or other undesirable side effects when using third-party care products. For care of fibre and water resistance, we’re recommending using only our all organic the canvas wax care.
compagnon product versions 2.0 and Gen III are built using modern Hybrid Canvas. This fiber is dirt and water repellent without additional wax application. Waxing this modern canvas yourself will result in a heavier and more traditionally looking fiber, which is going to build patina. The process of waxing is irreversible so please make sure you consider the result before waxing your Hybrid Canvas product.


Applying the canvas wax to your compagnon is very easy. Due to the shape of the canvas wax block and the fabric surface of compagnon canvas, the wax can simply be rubbed onto the fabric. Depending on the pressure used to grind over the fabric you apply a thicker or thinner layer of wax. We recommend sticking to a light application and repeating the process if necessary. Once there is a thin layer of wax on the fabric, use a hairdryer to warm up the wax and the fibre. The wax will slowly melt and be absorbed by the canvas fibre. Stick to a medium heat keeping the hairdryer at a sensible distance to the surface of your compagnon. Allow the fibre and any excess wax to dry off before using your treated compagnon product. If you re-wax your bag regularly or applying more wax than recommended, you will easily notice by touching the bag. You can speed up the drying process with a lint-free, absorbent rag or old towel. Otherwise the excess wax will wear off naturally while using the product. Especially if your compagnon if often used in very hot climate, you can re-wax your bag more frequently. Typically, we're recommending adding some wax after around 12 months. Adding wax to the canvas resets its water resisting abilities and maintains the durability and lifespan of the fabric itself. The Canvas Wax cannot be used on (compagnon) leather products. Our homemade organic leather care product 'beewax' is available for use on leather.

Scope of delivery

  • weight of the block: 75 grams
  • sufficient for 1-2 applications for 'the backpack'
    (depending on used amounts)
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21 September 2018 10:50

Necessary for your compagnon backpack

I bough a Compagnon backpack which is made of red waxed canvas and brown leather. During a trip by plane, I had to put my backpack on a belt for customs/security track and when I took the bag off, the red canvas had dirty black stripes on it. I'm ok with having a used look on my bag, but I didn't like those dirty black stripes. That's why I cleaned the bag with green soap first, and later applied the wax. That was quite easy to do: rub the wax on the canvas and then use a hair dryer to get the wax 'absorbed'. Result: a clean and rain protected bag :-)

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