Ripstop is a popular fabric in the textile world. From 1.9oz Nylon Ripstop, 65/35 Poly/Cotton Ripstop, and 420D Nylon Ripstop there are a lot of options available to find the right fit for your project. For those who may not be familiar with ripstop, it’s a type of woven fabric that uses a special reinforcing technique that stops rips from spreading once they begin. Hence, the name “ripstop”.

During weaving, some reinforcement yarns are woven in a crosshatch pattern to give the fabric the appearance it has – making it a more functional, aesthetic, and visually striking fabric. When a tear starts, it cannot tear anymore due to these reinforcement yarns stopping the rip in its tracks. Not sure if your fabric is a ripstop? Just look for the square pattern on the fabric’s surface.


Ripstop Canvas is a PU coated polyester fabric which has a ripstop weave using a special reinforcing technique that makes it resistant to tearing and ripping.

Ripstop is tough, durable and is ideal for use in heavy-duty applications.

It’s UV stabilized feature makes it a perfect fabric of choice for use on products like tents and covers for exterior aesthetics.  Although it is labelled heavy-duty the fabric is very lightweight yet very strong made.

We stock and supply both retail and wholesale, in sand (beige) & olive (green) colours