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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.
Flax is the name for both the natural bast fiber used to make linen, and the plant from which it comes. Flax’s use as a fiber dates to 30,000 years ago (These Vintage Threads Are 30,000 Years Old, NPR.org).
To obtain the soft fiber from the stem of the flax plant, the woody stalk must be removed by retting.
The flax plant, Linum usitatissimum, is used not only for its strong, soft fiber, but for its seeds, and the various parts of the plant have long been used to make linseed oil, rope, paper, medicine, soap and dye, as well as fabric.