As someone interested in vintage you might have heard of the Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG). QueensOfVintage.com had a chat with Tiffany Belardino, Vice President of the VFG, who has filled us in on who they are, what they do and how you can benefit from their services.

Tell us all about the Vintage Fashion Guild, who are you and what do you do…
Tiffany:
The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG) is an international collective with members in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. It was founded in 2002 by a group of vintage sellers who first found each other in order to share their passion for vintage clothing.

The Vintage Fashion Guild’s mission is to become the international voice of the vintage fashion industry and its leading authority.

Our objectives are to:

– Protect the interests of vintage vendors and encourage good practice.
– Elevate the standard of dependability among sellers to stimulate buyers’ and collectors’ confidence that items are accurately represented in terms of age, style, details and condition.
– Raise awareness of vintage fashion and provide a forum to bring together buyers and sellers.
– Establish a central educational resource available to both buyers and sellers.
-Create a positive environment for and enhance the image of vintage clothing.
– Encourage the conservation and wearing of vintage fashion to preserve the history, availability and survival of vintage clothing in future years.
– Position vintage clothing as a viable, attractive and environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional fashion.

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