142010-470ProductPadded Nylon Canvas Blouson
The name canvas originates from ‘cannabis’, the Latin word for ‘hemp’, from which earlier canvas-like fabrics were woven. A durable and tear-resistant fabric with considerable strength, usually of unbleached cotton or linen, canvas was traditionally used for utilitarian items such as tents and boat sails and became popular in workwear, for shoes and for bags and packs in the post-war era.
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 and, like canvas, traditionally used in sails and sailor’s clothing.
Plainly woven with a single weft yarn over a double warp (horizontal and vertical, respectively), canvas has a slightly ribbed textured surface. If the fabric becomes wet, the fibres will swell and fill any gaps in the firm weave, making it naturally resistant to water.
During the Renaissance period, Italian artists began replacing wooden panels with Venetian sailcloth and, stretched onto a wooden frame, canvas remains the most common support medium for oil painting.
Thermore® is an Italian expert in sustainable thermal insulation technology, founded in Milan in 1972. In the 1980s, Thermore® was the first to introduce a thermal insulation made from recycled PET bottles. The company’s Ecodown® is made exclusively from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles and offers a soft, warm and durable alternative to down feathers. Depending on the application, a garment insulated with Ecodown® allows recycling of up to ten PET bottles. Thermore® padding is Bluesign and PETA approved.