Waxed canvas is one of the oldest fabrics in the world. The origin of waxing fabrics started in the 15th century when oil and grease were used to make tarpaulin waterproof and windproof. This water-repellent canvas was also used to produce clothes that were worn by sailors and fishermen. It became extremely popular due to its durability and strength. This robust shopping bag is spacious enough to hold groceries. Stylish and sturdy. Strong and durable. Spacious. Develops a beautiful patina over time.