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Product care

You can find washing instructions printed inside every garment. In general, washing in cold or warm water with mild laundry powder and line dry is the best way to clean our products and ensure a long life. A low spin speed of 600rpm is recommended. A few of our garments are dry clean only.

Our outerwear is treated with a Durable Water-Repellent finish (DWR), which keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job. Re-proofing increases the water repellency and lifespan of your jacket. When rain ceases to bead on the fabric, it’s a sign that water repellency is fading and cleaning / re-proofing is required. To re-proof we firstly recommend cleaning at 30°C with Nikwax® Techwash. Then re-proof using Nikwax® TX Direct.

Wetsuit Repair Service

As with all Finisterre products, a lot of attention and care has gone into making our wetsuits; seams, neoprene, construction and fit. In this respect, we warranty all seams and neoprene against defects in manufacturing and materials for the period of one year post purchase. Within this time, we are happy to be able to offer free repairs carried out by local expert wetsuit repairers. As we like to make sure all repairs are finished to the highest level, these repairs can take 3-4 weeks depending on the repair needed so just be aware that you might be without a suit for a while. If you find any problems that affect the functionality of your suit, please get in touch with us and we’ll instruct you on the next step.

Repair Service
We hate waste and would much rather breathe new life into an old jacket than add it to landfill. We are fortunate enough to have the skills of Annie, our in house repair guru. She repairs, patches and throws years back into the garments she works on and can even add some original patches so if you want a twist to your repair, just ask!

So if you love your jacket why not send it for a spa day. Our repairs start at £12.50 inc. p&p and a Nikwax® wash & reproof at £12.00 inc. p&p.

All repairs are different and Annie will not begin a repair until an accurate price has been quoted and she has the go ahead from you to fix the item. And if you’re by the Bristol store, Annie’s sister Pip will be in there twice a month, repairing behind the counter. 

Our repair menu*
Darning to cotton jersey / merino fabrics £11.00
Insulation – 1 small patch £12.50
Insulation – 2 small patches £16.00
Insulation – 1 medium patch £16.00
Insulation – 1 large patch £20.00
Insulation – 3/4 patches £30.00
Fix pockets £12.00
Inside hem replacement pull cord £22.00
Replace Velcro on cuffs / tabs £20.00
Zip replacement (allow 1 month) £45.00

If you'd like Annie to work her magic on your product, send it to:-  Finisterre, Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RD. Just don’t forget to add a little note with your details and what you'd like done.

* All repairs by hand and to the highest standard


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