We are so excited about Otter Wax! A new canvas and leather care product out of Portland, Oregon. Please don’t fret, this product is not made from otters but more like a source of inspiration for the creator Chris Chase. It all started when Chris wanted to restore his Filson raincoat with a fresh coat of wax. He had bought a tin of fabric and canvas wax but was disappointed with the results. Most waxes are made from a base of paraffin, a petroleum by-product of the oil refining process. Yuck! Who wants their coat oily and smelling of petroleum?
So Chris started his venture into a canvas and leather care collection out of necessity and a desire for an all natural product. The entire Otter Wax line is made using simple, all-natural ingredients that are non-toxic and silicone-free. The only animal-based products utilized are humanely harvested beeswax and lanolin. Lanolin is a water-proofing wax derived from boiling the wool of shorn sheep. None of these care products contain parts of animal by-products collected from the butchering of animals such as Mink Oil or Neatsfoot Oil.
We have tested this product out on our own vegetable tanned Fiorentini & Baker boots as well as our MOMA shoes and we loved the results! Bonus, these products smell heavenly. The Otter Wax collection has grown from its humble beginnings of the original Wax Bar to include Saddle Soap Leather Cleanser, Leather Salve Conditioning Treatment and Leather Oil. Just ask yourself this question when you go to care for your beloved jacket or boots, why would you treat them with anything that you wouldn’t trust using on your own skin?
You can find the Otter Wax collection at resouL.com.