Canvas is a dense and tightly woven fabric made for the fashion world from cotton or a cotton blend. In the past, hemp and linen were first used for production and, since the 19th century, cotton as well, which opened up many new possibilities. The material is woven very simply, creating an extremely strong and durable fabric that looks the same on both sides.
Other reasons for canvas are the properties of the woven fabric as it is wind and water repellent yet breathable. Canvas also absorbs colours very well, creating a wide variety of colours.
The woven material is an all-rounder and very widespread in the world, beside ship and boat sails, canvases, sun sails, fire protection materials and tents, also clothes were manufactured. For different uses the canvas is finished in different ways, for the fashion world very often impregnated or coated.
Canvas is used for backpacks, shoes, as a partial component also in trousers, jackets and pullovers. The versatility of the fabric offers enormous possibilities, making canvas an increasingly popular material for processing.