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The Lifecycle of Vintage Garments Tell a Story

The Salvage Revolution endeavors to make a historic record following items that are repurposed, restored, readapted, rescued, or remodeled. It isn’t only about salvage and redesign, there’s an integrity and memory to be preserved by vintage and antique pieces. In the early development of the concept for the company and its mission, we stumbled upon an example that clarified for us the vitality of the “raw materials” we were collecting.Meagan, our director of merchandising (and many other duties), had been insisting that we explore recycling uniforms as blank canvases for embellishment, something she saw as a fashion trend. In a vintage clothing store in a suburb of Dallas, we came upon a U.S. Army dress green uniform jacket. It appeared...

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