About Us – How We Became Waxed Cotton Jacket Specialists


Back in late 2010 a customer came in to my Dry Cleaning shop in New Mills. They asked if we could clean their dirty smelly Barbour waxed cotton Jacket because “it is totally unwearable.”

They had spoken to J. Barbour & Sons Ltd but their ‘BLUNT’ reply was “YOU CAN’T CLEAN IT” – sorry but you will have to buy a New One!!. – A very common response.

This got me thinking….

We had started Wet Cleaning Ltd, a unique & specialist wet cleaning process about 2 years previous. This specialist cleaning process is gentle and effective on nearly all types of fabrics without damage. Wet cleaning is a growing process which doesn’t use dangerous chemicals and is far more environmentally friendly, but OUR system is very unique and is not done by any other company.

Over a period of 12 months I started developing an effective cleaning process, especially as these types of waxed cotton garments tend to Smell and were usually very dirty. This was because the Care label always stipulates DO NOT – DO NOT – DO NOT!

We investigated the whole restoration of waxed cotton jackets and I started to find effective ways of repairing damaged parts of jackets.

If someone has a 30 year old Barbour Border Jacket with damage to the sleeve and cuff ends, patching and cover damage with new pieces of Modern waxed cotton will not work as it is not the same colour or even the same material, it needs to be matching!!

So I started to buy large quantities of old and battered mainly unusable Belstaff & Barbour Jackets and Trousers. We set to cleaning and stripping them all down for the good parts and fabric. We now have a very large collection of parts and fabrics for many different makes, models and colours, making the matching repairs easier and better looking upon completion. 

The final part was the waxing!! – LOTS OF PRACTICE
I guarantee to extend the Life of Waxed Cotton Garments.

Then we introduced three alternative wax finishes to give the customer choice and as they say “the rest is history”.

Now we receive wax garments from all four corners of the globe! So whether you live in Germany, Australia, USA or Japan we at Wax Jackets Cleaned can make your beloved wax jacket wearable again (guaranteed)!

Showing the front of our premises, the leaders in waxed cotton jackets!