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.
Some of the most complex woven fabrics have been made on the jacquard loom since its invention in the early 19th century by Joseph Marie Jacquard. It was the first automated loom, programmed by a paper punch card. Prior to the jacquard loom, richly patterned fabrics (brocade, damask, tapestry, brocatelle), were handwoven on drawboy looms, using little automation. Jacquard patterns can be very large, intricate and/or curving. Brocade and damask are the two best known fabrics woven on a jacquard loom.