Ventile was developed during World War II for use in fighter pilot suits. When forced to bail out into the sea, life expectancy in the icy waters increased from a few minutes to 20 minutes due to the fabric's unique ability to keep out the cold and wet.
Ventile is 100% cotton, utilising the finest, long staple fibres, only found in the top 2% of the world's crop. After gentle spinning and doubling, the yarn is woven into a very dense fabric, using up to 30% more yarn than conventional woven fabrics. The cotton fibres expand when they come into contact with water and tighten up, thus preventing the further passage of water, providing excellent protection against the wind, rain, snow and cold.