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.
Olefin is a synthetic fiber that was patented in 1954 and was first produced in Italy in 1957 and in 1961 in the U.S. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, olefin is “a manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units.” Textiles made of olefin are polypropylene- or polyethylene-based, with the former by far the more common for clothing use.
Originally used mainly in blends with other fibers, textiles of olefin are now often used for sports and active wear. It is resilient, moisture-wicking, quick-drying and warm yet light in weight.