Want our definitive guide to finding real vintage apparel? We’ve got “one weird trick” that can turn your thrift hauls into vintage treasure hunts. It’s not a laundry list of tips to reading labels and doing research on Pendleton’s and capital E’s on Levi’s tabs.
The best, tried and true method of finding and sourcing more vintage clothing is what we call the WASH method. Read below for more details!
Thats it! Okay, so it’s not really an acronym. But you really should WASH your thrifted clothes. Really. That’s the trick. Once you realize that stained or dirty thrift clothes often just need a wash, a whole new world of vintage sourcing possibilities will open up to you. It’s a perspective shift, and an important one!
Not just for finding some grails, but also for sustainability. Our WORN NOT WASTED collection is built on the premise that a good wash can make all the difference in the world. Really.
Sometimes all it takes is a good wash to make clothes good as new. Minor imperfections and stains are expected of used and vintage clothing. But giving it a good wash can revitalize rescued vintage! Once you are open to the WASH method, you’ll start searching in new places for vintage clothes. Salvage piles, wholesalers, wherever.
A stain can turn away a novice thrifter. But not you! You know that with the right WASH, that stained vintage heater can be brought back from the precipice of a landfill and put back into the world of using and reusing textiles.
WASH—it can make all the difference in the world.