Old Fashioned Standards (OFS) is a small local business based on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations which is now known as "Vancouver, Canada." Run and operated by women, OFS specializes in tailor made custom designs, natural fibres, and vegan water resistant materials such as oilcloth and waxed cotton.
The Oilcloth Old Fashioned Standards uses is 100% up-cycled dead stock Australian Outback cloth.
With a double weft and double warp weave, the fabric is highly dense and durable by nature. Then, saturated with a paraffin based wax mixture the material becomes entirely water, wind, and weather proof.
Oilcloth is a traditional waterproof material from the 1880's when sailors used linseed oil to make their clothes weather resistant. In the 1920's a collaboration of three companies created a paraffin based cloth and shortly after their astounding creation, admiring companies adopted the oil cloth and began producing garments for games keepers, farmers, motorcyclists, loggers, and hunters. This was the birth of highly functional cloth used for specific work wear. Oilcloth has since been proven to be highly functional and highly fashionable; two traits hard to find accommodating each other in any other cloth.
See more of what we do and what is available for purchase on our website.