See What You Are Getting First – Vintage Boxes

Dust Factory Vintage Clothing Boxes

The Dust Factory Boxes are set up for boutique buyers who need specific looks. Each box is made up of a variety of pieces that reflect a specific style with a range of categories and sizes. The first of it’s kind, each boxes contents are view able before purchase.

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Vintage Cowboy Boots

Wholesale Cowboy Western Boots

Nothing beats the comfort and look of a pair of good vintage western boots.

Someone already did all of the hard work of wearing them in, giving them the perfect look and feel. Another great thing about vintage boots is their construction, they were built to last. Not like boots today that will barely last a season, vintage boots were built to last over lifetimes. That is what  makes our particular collection of vintage boots so special, their history as much as their future.

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Wholesale Vintage Clothing Catalog 2018

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Get your hands on the latest Dust Factory Vintage Catalog and make sourcing Vintage Clothing Fun Again!

Renegade Americana grapples 90’s Urban Style . Cultural emphasis on Moto, Street, Beach with a hint of Post Punk Grunge. Read more

Cold Water Surfing… the legend of Jack O’neill

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Any one that has ever pulled a thin piece of rubber over their shoulders so that they can paddle out into the cold pounding surf has Jack O’neill to thank for making that secession possible. His little shop in San Francisco is now a multimillion-dollar empire, but that wasn’t why Jack O’Neill began. He just wanted to stay warm. “I’m just as surprised by this as anyone,” O’Neill says. “I was just messing around with rubber.”

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Jack O’Neill was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1923 and was raised in Portland, Oregon. It wasn’t long before he and his family moved to Southern California. He wandered as a lad, working as a lumberjack, serving in the Army Air Corps and then moving to San Francisco in 1949. Living in San Francisco, O’Neill earned a living as a commercial fisherman, then sold architectural aluminum, fire extinguishers and skylights. He loved the ocean and sneaked away to it at every opportunity, even taking his lunch breaks down at Ocean Beach, bodysurfing in bathing trunks in the briny cold, often alone or with the odd diehard.

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Jack O’Neill started his empire when he began experimenting with materials that would prevent him from, quite literally, freezing his nuts off. It all started when he began by stuffing flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into bathing trunks “borrowed” from the Sutro Baths or Fleishacker Pool. Those worked well enough for Jack to begin a family with his wife, Marge. But early wetsuits took a huge step forward when a scientist friend showed O’Neill a sample of neoprene foam.

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Before Jack O’Neill, surfing in Northern California’s chilly waters was a rugged sport practiced by hardy men. It was he who kept searching for a practical way to keep warm, and it was he who worked persistently to develop the modern neoprene wetsuit, one of the most important innovations in surfing history. Other individuals have also contributed to the evolution of the wetsuit, but Jack O’Neill is the man perhaps most responsible for surfing’s endless summer.

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Retro 1960’s Swimwear, Beachwear and Surf Fashion

1960's Beachwear

In the early part of the 1960’s swimwear was still pretty conservative, much like the decade earlier in the 1950’s. However fashion ideals began to change rather quickly in the mid 60’s with the introduction of the bikini and low cut bathing suit bottoms.

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Early 60's Style Swimsuits

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Until the 1960’s fashion was geared towards adults so inspiration was drawn from high fashion couture houses. Int he 1960’s things began to change as fashion designers began to focus on the tastes and style of the up and coming youth market.

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Designers from around the world began to create clothing for the younger generation as they became more celebrated across Europe and the United States.

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1970's Surf, Sand and Beachwear

June 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured, Lifestyle, Skateboarding, Surfing, Urban Life

Vintage Swimsuits

It is almost that time a year where many of us get to shed our clothes and soak in some rays down at the local water hole. This year 1970’s fashion is on the rise and I just can’t help but browse through some of favorite photos of 70’s swimwear. From European designer beach wear to southern California surf-wear, 1970’s swimwear had a  a style and appeal all of its own.

There are certain keys to follow when dating vintage swimwear:

-Lastex began to be used in swimwear starting in the late 30’s and continued through the 50’s.
-Spandex, better known as elastane in Europe, began to be used in swimsuits in the late 60’s. Dupont patented this as Lycra.
-Fabric content on labels was mandated in the 1960’s
-Garment care instructions seen on labels beginning in 1971
-Symbols on care labels began in the 1990’s in the US, earlier elsewhere

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Model Cheryl Tiegs at the beach in an orange bikini with white polka dots by Villager, with a man reclining on chaise — Image by © Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS

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Famous Farrah Fawcett Poster on most adolescent boy’s walls in the 1970’s

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Cheryl Tiegs swimsuit pose

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Classic One-piece and Two piece swimsuit designs from the 70’s

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Modern bathing suit with exact 1970’s glamor cut

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime with a wig-wearin’ female friend, circa 1970s.

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Surf Rats Hanging out at the beach

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Christie Brinkley Sporting a colorful one piece

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1970’s European Men’s Matching Swimwear

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Mark Richards matching his board shorts with his surfboard

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Larry Bertlemann pure classic style

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North shore 1970’s beach fashion

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1970’s Venice Beach

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Vintage Clothing Wholesale Summer Sale on Dresses, T-shirts, Boots & More

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Summer Clothing Specials

Dust Factory Vintage Clothing Wholesale Summer Specials

Dust Factory is having a sale on some feature vintage summer/fall items for a limited time only. Summer time is here in North America and Europe which means back-to-school is just around the corner. Dust Factory has a great stock of must have vintage items great for both summer and fall. Don’t miss a single sale by not having your shop’s shelves packed with the must have vintage items at GREAT WHOLESALE PRICES.

  • 70’s-90’s Long Summer & Fall Dresses $8
  • Vintage 50/50 T-shirts  $3
  • Pearl Snap Western Shirts $4
  • Flannel Shirts Heavy $5
  • Flannel Shirts Light $4
  • LEVI Denim Cutt-off Shorts (pre-washed) $9.50
  • Cowboy Boots $12

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Offer only valid  when purchasing items in a 12 pck (min of 12 pieces per grade i.e., 12 cowboy boots, 12 t-shirts etc)  and when purchasing the $350 order minimum.

More Interesting Facts About Textile Recycling

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Did you know that over 70% of the world’s population uses secondhand clothes. That does not include the US where the average American throws away over 70lbs of clothing a year.  Believe it or not the Vintage Clothing or Re-used/Recycled clothing industry is responsible for saving over 1 million ton’s of textiles from ending up in our land-fills each year.

Without the help of clothing and textile recycling outfits around the world this would not be possible. One of these textile recycler comanies SAgain has published a list of eight “insane” facts about textile recycling. While I wouldn’t employ that particular adjective, and clothes “recycling” would be more accurately termed “reuse,” it’s still a cool compilation of info about a unique corner of the industry.

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  1. The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is only about 3 years.
  2. The consumer is the biggest culprit. In the U.S., 75% of pre-consumer textile waste is recycled by manufacturers, but only 15% of post-consumer textile waste is recycled.
  3. The average American throws away about 70 pounds of clothing, shoes and other household textiles each year.
  4. Americans generate almost 13 million tons of textile waste per year. Brits generate about 1.12 million tons of textile waste a year.
  5. Even though the UK appears to generate less textile waste, One in five Brits admit to throwing away a garment after a single wear. This means that more than $127 million of clothing winds up in landfills each year after being worn once. (One in five Brits also think that light sabers exist.)
  6. One in four American women own seven pairs of jeans, but only wear four of them regularly. (One in Four Americans also don’t know what nation the U.S. declared independence from.)
  7. The U.S. textile recycling industry creates around 17,000 jobs and removes 2.5 billion pounds of post consumer textile product from waste stream each year.
  8. Over 70% of the world’s population uses secondhand clothes.

Delicate Sequin Dresses for Women

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Vintage Sequin Dresses

Wholesale Vintage Dresses

The Dust Factory Women’s Vintage Wholesale Delicate Dress mix features a collection of great dresses from the 70’s and 80’s. Specializing in bright glitter patterns with beads, sequins and flair, this mix will take you straight back to the disco.

WHOLESALE VINTAGE SEQUIN DRESSES

Item # 520
Fabric: Poly/cotton/sequins/beads
Eras: 80’s – 90’s

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Please Note that the photo is only a sample of the type of items we use for our Mix. Generally our packs come with a size run of 6 small 8 medium 7 large 4 xl. Each pack is original and one of a kind, no two packs are alike. For more information on how we put together our 25 packs please

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Market Publique Lookbook – Vintage Fashion w/ a Modern Spin

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Market Publique Lookbook Gives Vintage Fashion a Modern Spin (Photos)

We like to feature some of our favorite websites, photographers, bloggers and others that are as crazy about vintage as we are. When it comes to Vintage Fashion, style and photography we think that Market Publique is doing a great job leading the pack. Thier online website features a great photography collection of carefully put together vintage outfits in their online lookbook. Take a look at these, they are not just hard to fing rare vintage items, but your every day cool vintage fashion.

Founded by Pamela Castillo, Market Publique brings together a community of buyers and sellers to champion vintage fashion. When it comes to shopping online, photographs mean everything and they do it better than well; their look books breath life–and style–into older clothing, giving them a modern spin

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Read more over at Market Publique’s blog. http://blog.marketpublique.com/
Check out their great look books at http://welcome.marketpublique.com/lookbooks/

 

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