Vanson Oxford, Black Cascadia Organica Cowhide, size 40
Thurston x Vanson Oxford Jacket! Our Oxford is customized for our shop--this jacket is made with Cascadia Organica cowhide and nickel hardware. It has a lightweight red plaid rayon lining, snaps for the Vanson Streamliner, shoulder gussets, adjustable side straps, and a right side interior pocket.
Our Cascadia Organica cowhide is the perfect union of beautiful leather and ecological stewardship. While all of our leathers are sourced and tanned using the best practices in both chrome and vegetable tanning, Cascadia Organica is the next level of innovation. This leather is tanned using a food industry by-product—olive leaves that are shed in olive groves in Spain, the world leader in olive oil production. The tanning solution derived from olive leaves does not require new tanning methods or equipment, which makes the transition to a sustainable tanning solution economically practical. In addition to the renewable aspect of the tanning agent, this solution meets a safety standard high enough that it is technically drinkable! While olive leaf “tea” may not be your drink of choice, Cascadia Organica is setting the bar high for the future of leather tanning.
Cascadia Organica has a beautiful beginning, but the final result is an unrivaled reward. The colors are brilliant and deep, highlighted by a lightly polished texture that glows in natural light. The leather has a medium soft hand that gives a jacket structure but will quickly shape with wear. The grain has natural variety that can be seen throughout the hide. Character marks are also visible, giving more life and interest to this distinctive leather. Thickness is 1.1-1.3mm. Cascadia Organica is available from Thurston Bros. for off-the-rack and custom jackets.