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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.
Shantung has a characteristic texture of subtle, uneven horizontal ribs from slubs in the silk yarn. Shantung—originally and still usually silk—is also the name given to fabrics which imitate the texture of silk shantung, whether of manufactured fibers or cotton. It is a plain weave fabric and can range in weight, luster and use. The name shantung originates from the northern Chinese province.
Shantung is generally lighter than doupioni silk and heavier than pongee.
Uses: Blouses, dresses, skirts, suits