Snowdon is a 100% cotton fabric with a tightly woven construction making it shower proof. It is known as Ventile. A Ventile® swing ticket and sewing label is supplied free every 2mts purchased. (as seen in the product images)
Ventile® was created to save the lives of Air Force personnel flying over the Atlantic in wartime England. Pilots needed a garment that was cool and comfortable in the cockpit, but warm and impenetrable if it came into contact with water. With nothing that offered this functionality on the market, a team of dedicated scientists pioneered a radical solution at the Shirley Institute in Manchester and, after several months of testing, Ventile® was born.
Ventile® extended life expectancy in the sea tenfold, which made rescue a real possibility. 80% of pilots who fell into the sea would now survive. Our fabric went into mass production in 1943 and was worn by RAF pilots around the world.
The unique weatherproof qualities of the fabric ensured that it was also widely championed by outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Ventile® was used in the first summit of Everest in 1953 and by Sir Ranulph Fiennes when he crossed the Arctic from 1979 – 1982.
Shipping costs depend on weight so you can get an accurate shipping quote from the basket page once you have made your selection. As soon as your order is confirmed and we’ve received your payment your order will be processed immediately and shipped. All UK shipments are sent on a next day delivery service. if you are unlikely to be in you can put down a secure location for us to leave the parcel in the comments stage in the check out process. International shipments are normally sent by courier however in some regions we offer a International recorded mail option. International shipments by courier will take 2-3 days while shipments sent by International recorded mail will take 10-15 days. If you have a specific delivery requirement please place your order by e-mail or phone e.g. arrange your own shipping.
If you have ordered the wrong fabric or you don’t need the item anymore please feel free to return the fabric and we will credit the value back onto your card straight away.