This week’s 1959 vintage fabric takes us back to a time when the business world was a male-dominated field and the decision makers had a provocative sense of creativity. During the 1950s era, it wasn’t uncommon to see pin up styles such as this that objectified women and humored men.Read More
Although this vintage design is labeled 1960, our archivist believes it was designed in the late 1950s and ultimately produced in 1960. This is because the pattern has traditional features that were popular during the late 50s such as dots, a clean cut and conservative design. Whereas in the 1960s, fabrics had psychedelic influences and shape manipulation.Read More
We’ve dug up another archive from the Art Nouveau period, this find coming from 1896. The 121-year-old fabric was created during a time when art was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly curved lines of plants and flowers. The leafy scrolls and botanical motifs pull in natural elements, giving the fabric an organic floral look, which was very popular during the Art Nouveau movement.Read More
This week’s throwback fabric is one out of a fairy tale. While this archive isn’t dated, just by looking at the scale of the motifs our archivist has concluded that it has a high chance of being from the 1950 era.Read More
This 112-year-old archive comes to us from the Art Nouveau period, a time that ranged from the 1890s to 1910. Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly curved lines of plants and flowers.Read More
It’s Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means there’s six more weeks of winter ahead of us, but this 1965 cotton fabric has us longing for warmer temperatures! The adorable blue and red seahorses, along with the little yellow starfish motifs would look perfect on a little boy’s shirt or even a beach tote.
This week we’re throwing it back to 1915! The fabric we chose was made during a turn of the century time in the United States, when design began to meld with art deco — which later became popular in the 1920s.Read More
We’re kicking off 2017’s first Throwback Thursday by wishing one of our archived fabrics a very happy 100th birthday!
The tan and black plaid fabric was produced in 1917 and is made from cotton, as this was produced years before polyester existed, and features checks and polka dots.Read More