Vintage Tags & Labels

Uncover the history and artistry of vintage tags and labels. Vintage tags and labels are more than just branding; they are a portal to a bygone era. From the…
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11 Ways to Know its Vintage by Labels & Tags
Vintage identification is like anything in life: practice makes perfect. Vintage is technically a piece that is 20 years or older; however, many industry professionals refer to vintage as being “two decades or older,” i.e., technically, a piece from 1991 is vintage, but since we can’t always identify the production year, it is a safer bet to stick to the late ’80s or older as vintage.
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A Guide to Identifying ILGWU Union Labels in Vintage Clothing
The most popular union label found in vintage clothing is from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU). Vintage clothing pickers and sellers often use ILGWU clothing labels to help identify the general era in which a piece of clothing was made because the union tag’s design, which has changed eight times since 1900, can help narrow the garment’s age within a window of approximately 10 to 20 years.
85% of all clothing is thrown away in the US. That amounts to about 13 million tons a year. Fortunately, we have a choice with what we wear and how we spend our hard-earned money. Vintage clothing, renowned for its charm and quality, brings with it a slice of history. But beyond aesthetic appeal and nostalgia, it potentially introduces an ethical way to shop. After all, opting for vintage gives a second life to pre-loved items and distances us from the fast fashion industry. This ar... Vintage Fashion, Old School, We Wear, Fashion Branding, Fast Fashion, Slow Fashion, Vintage Outfits, 1960s Fashion
Is Vintage Clothing Ethical? 10 Things to Consider When Buying Vintage
85% of all clothing is thrown away in the US. That amounts to about 13 million tons a year. Fortunately, we have a choice with what we wear and how we spend our hard-earned money. Vintage clothing, renowned for its charm and quality, brings with it a slice of history. But beyond aesthetic appeal and nostalgia, it potentially introduces an ethical way to shop. After all, opting for vintage gives a second life to pre-loved items and distances us from the fast fashion industry. This ar...
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13 Tips for Identifying Vintage Clothing Labels & Tags
This post is your go-to reference for tips and tricks to reveal a garment’s probable vintage era based on the details of its labels and tags alone! Not all vintage pieces have a label or tag, however, especially if they were handmade, which vintage before the 1980s often was.
there is a label that says 11 ways to know it's vintage by labels and tags
11 Ways to Know its Vintage by Labels & Tags
Vintage identification is like anything in life: practice makes perfect. Vintage is technically a piece that is 20 years or older; however, many industry professionals refer to vintage as being “two decades or older,” i.e., technically, a piece from 1991 is vintage, but since we can’t always identify the production year, it is a safer bet to stick to the late ’80s or older as vintage.
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Is Vintage Clothing Ethical? 10 Things to Consider When Buying Vintage
Vintage clothing, renowned for its charm and quality, brings with it a slice of history. But beyond aesthetic appeal and nostalgia, it potentially introduces an ethical way to shop. After all, opting for vintage gives a second life to pre-loved items and distances us from the fast fashion industry. This article delves into 10 key points that illuminate vintage clothing as an ethical choice, making it possible to express individuality while also protecting the health of our planet.
a hand holding a bag with labels on it and the words guide to identifying igw union labels in vintage clothing
A Guide to Identifying ILGWU Union Labels in Vintage Clothing
The most popular union label found in vintage clothing is from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU). Vintage clothing pickers and sellers often use ILGWU clothing labels to help identify the general era in which a piece of clothing was made because the union tag’s design, which has changed eight times since 1900, can help narrow the garment’s age within a window of approximately 10 to 20 years.
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