1930’s in the wettest of cities, Manchester. It was intended as a solution to the shortage of flax used for hosing, mainly due to German control of said material. Later, pilots needed a comfortable warm fabric that could be waterproof should
they be shot down or have to eject over icy waters. The decision to make their
garments out of Ventile actually saved lives as it bought them precious extra
minutes before they could be fished out and not freeze to death. Since then it has
become a staple for expedition-wear, from Edmund Hilary conquering Everest to
Ranulph Fiennes and the many lesser unnamed heroes.
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