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May 1, 2008 / Wave Tribe

Waterproofing our Hemp Boardbags – Wave Tribe + Nikwax

After some research we came across Nikwax water proofing solution, which is environmentally safe and tested it on our bags, I must say that I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised by the results.

Most water repellents contain fluorocarbons and we at Wave Tribe could not justify water proofing with those nasty chemicals, fluorocarbon water-repellents contain nar-nar chemicals that are damaging to the environment and humans.

Many people have told us to just waterproof the Hemp at the factory, but if we did this we would be dumping lots of unnecessary chemicals into the environment and thus we offer Nikwax as an add on if you want or need it because of your location or climate – the majority of our customers don’t need it and thus we can’t justify using all those chems. Nikwax is a great alternative and fits nicely with our bags:

  • No chemical solvents.
  • No Fluorocarbons.
  • Non-toxic, non-flammable and do not expel fumes.
  • Products are not tested on animals and the packaging is recyclable.

We’ve tested it out and high recommend it for our bags, we’ll be offering it by the end of the month if you’d like to purchase it, here is a film of the application process and this film shows you the excellent results:

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