The ability of a fabric surface to shed water. This is demonstrated by the beading of rain droplets on the surface of a fabric. This is important as a wetted fabric will slow the rate at which it breathes.
Water repellency is achieved by treating the surface of the fabric with a water repelling (hydro-phobic) polymer.
If water ceases to bead on a fabric the treatment can be easily reapplied. Please contact us for information on this.