Inspired by the waterproof fabrics of long ago, we developed our own interpretation of a traditional oil skin. We called it Tin Cloth® because Cornwall is the home of tin and it's perfect for our often inclement weather. It's the most hardwearing, waterproof cotton you're likely to find and it's organic!
In the old days traditional waterproofs were made by coating heavy canvas with linseed oil, tar or similar. They sound pretty primitive, but they worked – keeping fishermen and adventurous types dry as they did all sorts of rugged, outdoor things.
We took this inspiration and decided to waterproof our own organic canvas. But instead of using tar, we've given it a more hi-tec treatment that means it's both waterproof and breathable, making it very comfortable to wear.