Vat OD #7 (Olive Drab) 58" Finished Width with CCC-D-950 Type I Class A
Vat dyed and water repellent treated in accordance with CCC-D-950 Type I Class A. This is the traditional fabric and finishing process used by the US government for equipage items such as duffel bags prior to the change to nylon. Vat dyes considered to be the best cotton dye, have excellent fastness to light , chlorine bleach, washing, crocking, bleeding, etc. They also have a large dye molecule so there is limited dye penetration which may be a problem for sewing (needle punching) and surface abrasion during use of the end item.