Added To Bag

View bag
ITEM NOT ADDED

This product is sold only in limited numbers per customer. You cannot add more items to your shopping bag.

KNOWLEDGE

CANVAS

Knowledge Traditionally made from coarse cotton and linen yarns, canvas fabrics were used for tents and boat sails and later became popular in workwear.

A durable and tear-resistant fabric with considerable strength, canvas is typically made from unbleached cotton or linen. The fabric is a plain weave with a slightly ribbed surface, woven with a single weft yarn over a double warp. The term originates from ‘cannabis’, the Latin word for ‘hemp’, which was the material used for the earliest canvas fabrics. The fabric is naturally water-resistant and has traditionally been used for utilitarian items such as tents and boat sails. In the 1940s and ‘50s, it also became popular for use in workwear, shoes, and for bags and packs. Canvas is sometimes used interchangeably with cotton duck (from the Dutch word ‘doek’, meaning ‘linen canvas’), which is a similar but more heavyweight fabric made from coarser yarns, also used for sails and sailor’s clothing.

explore ARKET

Materials
Suppliers
Design
Food
People
Balance
Knowledge
Community
Environment

The grid is an essential element of our visual identity. It represents the notion of the archive and is used to organise and display information ranging from the names of plants to fabric weights and different types of materials used in our collections. These nine squares symbolise the separate parts that together form our world, and they are also the areas where we strive to make a difference.

Browse our assortment

Essential products for men, women, children and the home § Search
Women
Explore our world
Men
Children
Homeware
Baby
Basics
ARKET Café