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Different uses for canvas


05 July, 2021


Different uses for canvas


There are heaps of uses for canvas – it’s not just for painting and prints you know! Canvas is a super-durable plain woven fabric, usually made from cotton, linen or PVC, and while we might be a little biased, we think it’s pretty fantastic.

We thought we’d have a little look at the different ways manufacturers use this versatile material to make long-lasting and beautiful products.

Bags

We’ve all seen a reusable canvas shopping tote; but have you seen waxed canvas bags? These beauties give leather a run for their money in terms of style, durability, water resistance and longevity. Here’s a gorgeous waxed canvas duffle bag from KoveredUK at Etsy; we adore the classic, timeless, unisex look of this multipurpose bag.
But coffee first canvas bag in white


Tents

We all love a night under canvas, right? Traditional tents were all made of canvas, but the industry has mostly moved over to nylon or polyester, which keeps weight down for trekkers and festival-goers but doesn’t keep out the morning heat! However, if you want a luxury camping experience with a canvas tent which will keep those early morning rays from turning your bedroom into a fiery furnace, try out a canvas tent like this lush bell tent from Life Under Canvas. Canvas tents do weigh more, but we guarantee a superior camping experience that provides space and luxury when you choose a bell tent.
 

Shoes

Canvas shoes are never going out of style – and how could we talk about canvas shoes without mentioning fashion staples like Converse and Vans? Converse All-Stars were first invented as a basketball shoe in the early 1900s, restyled in the 1920s (as the Chuck Taylors we know and love) and were the official shoe of the Olympic Games for over 30 years!

Vans created their first deck shoes in the 70s and skateboarders fell in love with the sticky sole and the style – and the rest is history!

Marine uses


How many different uses for canvas are there? Well, in boat-life, the answer is a whole bunch! Marine canvas is a catch-all term for a huge number of different materials designed to keep your boat ship-shape and seaworthy. Marine canvas materials protect both boat and sailors from the elements, so get out and test your sea-legs!

We hope you’ve learned something new about the many uses for canvas today – and if you fancy a canvas print, you know where to find us.

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