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The sailors from 15th century used to oil and grease their sails to protect them from getting heavy and wet.
Out of the worn sails they would cut waterproof capes to keep themselves dry. Later waxed cotton became and instant success with the shipping and outdoor industry.
Rub the Makia Harbour Wax into fabric and heat with iron or blowdryer for a finished waterproof surface. Let it dry for 24h in a cool and dry place. Note: A weathered appearance and colour variance is typical for waxed fabrics.
On Wednesday, 23.9.2020 Makia closed down its website and flagship store for the day to address responsibility and sustainability issues regarding the clothing industry and consumption habits.
Getting to enjoy the sea in all its glory is one thing, but equally important it is to give back to our source of life.
Sacha Remling is a Helsinki streetwear aficionado currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and working for Makia as a freelance foreign correspondent. Now that our collaboration with We Got Beef is out, it was timely to chat on past, present, and future.