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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.
The name pongee comes from penchi, the Chinese for “home loom.” The fabric originates from China, where it was hand loomed from wild silk yarns. Pongee is a plain weave and fairly light fabric with subtle irregular slubs most often crosswise (in the weft), but also in both directions. The fabric is usually a natural color (ecru, tan, cream, brown) and left undyed. It has a dull sheen.
Honan silk is pongee of excellent quality from Honan (Henan) China.
Uses: Blouses, dresses