Sunday, December 06, 2009

Biltmore Industries Homespun Shop


As a collector of vintage clothing I'm always happy to find things with a local label. One that I'm been wanting to find for a very long time is Biltmore Industries. Biltmore didn't make clothing, they made the cloth using old hand looms. The fabric was very high quality, and they advertised in the best fashion magazines.

So last week I was happy to find a 1960s jacket made from the blue wool pictured here. You can read all about it and see some early ads at The Vintage Traveler.

And I'm not the only person who loves their local labels. Check out VFG member Hollis's page on Louisville labels.

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