Displaying a beadwork design on the gauntlet these leather mittens are named for Gifford Pinchot. Pinchot was an American forester and politician. He served as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service from 1905 until 1910, and was the 28th Governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1923 to 1927, and again from 1931 to 1935. Pinchot is known for reforming the management and development of the forests in the United States wand for advocating the conservation of the nation's reserves by planned use and renewal. Pinchot coined the term conservation ethic, as applied to natural resources. His main contribution was his leadership in promoting scientific forestry and emphasizing the controlled, profitable use of forests and other natural resources. He was the first to demonstrate the practicality and profitability of managing forests for continuous use. His leadership put conservation high on America's priority list.
Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from black high-quality suede leather with hand-stitched beadwork on the gauntlet and are lined with Polartec® Thermal Pro® High Loft insulation. Working directly with a tannery in the USA, we developed a suede leather, injected with silicone during the tanning process for further waterproofing, that is extremely durable yet retains great dexterity. The length and cut of their design allows for a jacket to slide fully inside without bunching while providing a close fit that protects the wrists and hands from snow in the heaviest of powder days.
As each leather mitten is hand-sewn and uses natural materials, each leather mitten will possess slight variation in the look of the leather, cowhide pattern, and fur trim. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as unique mittens more akin to works of art.