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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.
Formerly known as man-made fiber, manufactured fiber is defined as “any fiber derived by a process of manufacture from any substance which, at any point in the manufacturing process, is not a fiber.” (Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, 1960)
Manufactured fibers include those regenerated from natural materials, synthetic fibers and inorganic fibers.
Regenerated fibers include those based on cellulose (rayon, acetate, triacetate) and protein-based fibers (azlon).
Synthetics include acrylic, modacrylic, nylon, olefin, polyester, spandex and vinyon.
Inorganic fibers include ceramic, glass and metallic fibers.
Timeline of first commercial use of manufactured fibers
1905 rayon in the U.K.
1910 rayon in the U.S.
1918 acetate in the U.K. (called celanese)
1924 acetate in the U.S. (trademarked Celanese)
1953 acetate and rayon given separate groupings by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Late 50s Modal
1960 Antron nylon (trademarked name)
1968 Qiana (trademarked name)
1970 Antron Nylon III (trademarked name)