Monday, March 26, 2012

The Folk Tree

The Folk Tree in Pasadena, CA offers an assortment of Mexican folk art and crafts; owner Rocky Behr claims that "the great joy of [her] life is traveling remote villages of Mexico to gather the amazing spectacular work of artisans living there." In addition to the array of indigenous goods that you can find at this jewel of a shop tucked away on the outskirts of Los Angeles County is oilcloth- of course! The Folk Tree has offered the public a variety of oilcloth prints for many years and Oilcloth International would like to thank them for their many years of support and patronage!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

To Protect & to Serve

Oilcloth International has been making oilcloth aprons available to people all over the world for just about as long as we've been in business! Oilcloth is durable, easy to clean, and so stylish! Our collection of over 50 prints and colors allows for a range of styles and patterns to choose from. Just about everyone can find their favorite print, a classic polka dot or a vibrant floral print, whatever your heart desires! We've seen quite a few different styles of apron made from oilcloth, and now we are encouraging you to make your own! Click here to check out a vintage pattern made available by Decades of Style, a pattern company that offers vintage sewing and dress patterns all the way from the 1930's to the 1950's.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Check out our new oilcloth print, Hana, a gorgeous, vintage inspired print that is a wonderful addition to Oilcloth International's assortment of over 50 prints and colors!

Pining for Pinning

Oilcloth International has joined the Pinterest, a new kind of social networking and image adoring website that has grown exponentially in both popularity and recognition over a short period of time. In a recent article titled "This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest," author Jordan Crook examines the most recent web phenomenon that is Pinterest. Crook explains that "the questions never end [regarding how Pinterest "stack[s] up against the big guys [like tumblr, Facebook, and twitter]", mainly because Pinterest kind of came out of left field and threw the entire model on its head. It's not for women, but it is mainly women...We all want to better understand it, especially considering that the network is still building itself out."

Here are some of the most interesting facts about Pinterest that Crook offers readers:

  • The number of Pinterest users to visit the site daily has gone up 145 percent since the beginning of 2012.
  • Pinterest user growth is better than that of Facebook and Twitter at the same point in their history.
  • Brands are having a helluva time leveraging Pinterest - Better Homes & Gardens has 25,000+ followers on Pinterest, compared to 21,000 on Twitter.
It's clear that Pinterest is quickly gaining an influence amongst both brands and consumers! Check out our Pinterest here and make sure to get your own, follow us, and join in on the fun!