Old Fashioned Standards

Old Fashioned Standards is a company that specializes in high quality products and custom craftsmanship. All of our goods are made from cotton cloth impregnated with a very specific mixture of wax and oil that is historically referred to as oil cloth. The process of applying the unique mixture transforms the basic cotton cloth into a wind and water repelling, high abrasion resistant antique looking cloth. We are dedicated to providing you with high quality goods that will last you a life time! All of our products are animal free! 

How did you end up making what you make?

well I worked really hard for it and eventually all of the things I really loved morphed into one. 



What have you learned in an unexpected place or from an unexpected person that informs your making?

hmm coloured pens when your drafting the plot will make your life so much easier later on



What inspires or drives you to make what you make?

my fascination with oil cloth and the evolution of constructing a garment ... also that the custom oil cloth industry is slowly evaporating and I hope to try to contribute to keeping it alive 



Who are some of your favourite other makers? Local? Worldwide?

3 of my many favourites.... local ladies  Maggie Boyd Ceramics, Army of Rokosz and Penny Frances Apothecary



What is your favourite season and why?

that is tough but ... for sure summer cause it = fun in the sun = happiness ... everyday possibilities of adventures, hiking, camping, skating, swimming, motorbiking, also its light out for sooooo long. 



Who is your celebrity crush?

Walter Matthua 



How do you connect to your landbase?

what does that mean? .... hm by my feet ? ... in the nature in the mountains in the funnnnn???

Do you have any sort of mantra or quote that strikes you?

piss or get off the pot


Do you remember the first thing you made that you felt was great/ the first time you found passion in being a maker?

hm ... most definitely my troll printed boxer shorts ... they were a big hit at school... all the kids wanted a pair too!