The VFG believes that informed selling and buying communities are good for the vintage-fashion industry as a whole, and all visitors to the website have access to the VFG resources. These are continually updated and constantly evolving, thanks to a dedicated volunteer staff.
Our blog features our picks of the freshest vintage items, member news and articles. We have also created a growing series of articles on some classic designers.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
Quite a few members of the Vintage Fashion Guild regularly write about different aspects of fashion in their blogs. This blog will feature some our favorite entries.
VFG member and blogger Lizzie Bramlett wrote HERE about her recently purchased book of 1939 fabric swatches from a store in Times Square that specialized in theatrical fabrics.
She points out that the glitter on these swatches was simply glued on, but 78 years later the glitter is all still in place.
The company offered a wide range of colors in different fabric. The above was called Duvetyn. It is brushed on one side like flannel and appears to be cotton.
Particularly interesting is the page showing florescent fabrics where the fabric was printed to look one way under regular lighting, but under UV lights a different pattern appeared.
Lizzie is a former teacher and used to sell vintage clothing, but she found she preferred researching fashion history more than selling, so she started The Vintage Traveler blog in 2004. Her particular area of interest and collecting is sportswear and the history of the textile industry. Lizzie has been a VFG member since it was founded in 2002.
In addition to her BLOG Lizzie regularly posts on Instagram HERE .