Water Repellent Fabric

From rain boots to vinyl jackets to polyurethane hoods, the origins of water-repellent fabric are as interesting as its style variations. With the invention of some of the earliest known water-repellent fabrics of the 1950s and 1960s, the desire to keep outerwear moisture-free had become a reality. But because water-resistant coatings only worked well on woven synthetic fabrics, designers were limited to items that looked more functional than fashionable. And while the invention of Gore-Tex in the 1970s gave us water-repellent activewear, the issue of style persisted. It wasn’t until the 1980s, with the appearance of hydrophobic substances like Teflon and acetone, that we could experience the luxury of water-repellent suiting and formal wear.

  • Black Performance Soft Shell Woven with a Fleece Back
    $17.99 / Yard
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  • Italian White Water Repellent Canvas
    $11.99 / Yard
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    Italian White Water Repellent Canvas

    Product #: 316355

    $11.99 / Yard
  • Italian Powder Pink Water Repellent Canvas
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    Italian Powder Pink Water Repellent Canvas

    Product #: 316354

    $11.99 / Yard
  • Italian Kentucky Blue Water Repellent Canvas
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    Italian Kentucky Blue Water Repellent Canvas

    Product #: 316353

    $11.99 / Yard
  • White Performance Soft Shell Woven with a Fleece Back
    $17.99 / Yard
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  • Rag & Bone Black Fine Nylon Ripstop
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    Rag & Bone Black Fine Nylon Ripstop

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    Product #: 314500

    $15.99 / Yard

    Designer: Rag & Bone

  • Rag & Bone Dark Navy Water-Repellent Nylon Woven
    $15.99 / Yard
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    Rag & Bone Dark Navy Water-Repellent Nylon Woven

    Product #: 314499

    $15.99 / Yard

    Designer: Rag & Bone

  • Marc Jacobs Vanilla Custard Polka Dot Vinyl
    $24.99 / Yard
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    Marc Jacobs Vanilla Custard Polka Dot Vinyl

    Product #: 314053

    $24.99 / Yard

    Designer: Marc Jacobs

  • Marc Jacobs Baby Blue Polka Dot Vinyl
    $24.99 / Yard
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    Marc Jacobs Baby Blue Polka Dot Vinyl

    Product #: 314052

    $24.99 / Yard

    Designer: Marc Jacobs

  • Blue Gray Lacey Printed Taffeta
    $17.99 / Yard
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    Blue Gray Lacey Printed Taffeta

    Product #: 313431

    $17.99 / Yard
  • Italian White Laminated Lace
    $15.99 / Yard
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    Italian White Laminated Lace

    Product #: 312081

    $15.99 / Yard
  • Italian Black Laminated Lace
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    Italian Black Laminated Lace

    Product #: 312080

    $15.99 / Yard
  • Italian Gray and White Heavyweight Water Repellent Jacketing
    $24.99 / Yard
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  • Italian Gray and Black Heavyweight Water Repellent Jacketing
    $24.99 / Yard
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  • Italian Gray and Silver Water Repellent Polyester Suiting
    $15.99 / Yard
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  • Alexander Wang Bittersweet Chocolate Water-Repellent Vinyl/Faux Leather
    $17.99 / Yard
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    Alexander Wang Bittersweet Chocolate Water-Repellent Vinyl/Faux Leather

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    Product #: 313215

    $17.99 / Yard

    Designer: Alexander Wang

  • 4oz. True Blue 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan
    $9.99 / Yard
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    4oz. True Blue 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan

    Product #: 311287

    $9.99 / Yard
  • 4oz. Black 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan
    $9.99 / Yard
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    4oz. Black 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan

    Product #: 311289

    $9.99 / Yard
  • 4oz. Silver 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan
    $9.99 / Yard
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    4oz. Silver 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan

    Product #: 311288

    $9.99 / Yard
  • 4oz. Positively Red 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan
    $9.99 / Yard
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  • 4oz. White 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan
    $9.99 / Yard
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    4oz. White 4-Ply Water Repellent Nylon Taslan

    Product #: 311285

    $9.99 / Yard