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Dresses with History: The Wartime Creations which Salvaged Silk

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Dresses with History: The Wartime Creations which Salvaged Silk

They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, and what’s a girl to do when she needs a new frock? Use her husband’s military issued parachute silk, of course! During the Second World War, parachutes were made of genuine silk due to their durability, lightness, and how easy they were to pack. What’s more is that, unlike Nylon, which may melt and cause significant burns when ignited, silk is very fire resistant. Silk was simply the more practical resource, and as such, the US, UK, and German militaries all coveted this already precious material for their respective war...

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Three Exciting New Jewellery Brands With an Eye on the Environment

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Three Exciting New Jewellery Brands With an Eye on the Environment

We are so beyond excited to announce the arrival of three fabulous new jewellery brands to the boutique and online store! We are committed to reducing the impact that the fashion industry has on the planet with small, measurable steps every day. That’s why we have hand selected these brands for their beautiful, timeless designs and dedication to reducing the environmental impact of the fashion manufacturing process. At Voluptuous Vintage, we believe that anything we buy should be a lasting addition to our wardrobe and should be available to all budgets. That’s why we’re excited that these brands place an emphasis...

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Lua – luxurious silk velvet, with a heart!

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Lua – luxurious silk velvet, with a heart!

We felt it was only right, for International Women’s Day, to introduce our luscious accessory brand, Lua! With the majority made from luxurious silk-velvet, and in the most eye-catching colours, we adore these little bags and purses for their versatility as well as their suitability for gifting. Lua work very closely with a local small business in Vietnam that they formed ties with 17 years ago, having noticed the quality and vibrancy of items being sold whilst the founders were holidaying there. Most of the items are designed in the UK and then made in Vietnam, paying the suppliers a...

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