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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.
Building upon fellow Frenchmen’s innovations in weaving, Jean Marie Jacquard invented the jacquard loom in the first few years of the 19th century. Jacquard’s loom automated the very time-consuming weaving that had previously been accomplished by hand on a drawboy loom. The Jacquard loom was controlled by a series of punched cards, with each punch regulating one warp thread, so that it passes over or under a weft thread. The system allows complex, curving and/or large patterns.
Jacquard looms now employ computers instead of punched cards. This is fitting—Jacquard’s punched card system is considered an important stage in the history of computer programming.