A New Year For Vintage Clothing, Out With Made China IN With USA MADE !!! Get With It !!!

January 15th, 2015

2015

A Great Year To Start Purging “Made In China” Clothing And Be A Proud Healthy American !

Who Likes To See Others Wearing The Same Department Store Clothing Your Wearing?  Vintage Clothing Can Help Avoid the Clothing Resemblance. Learn How To Be Exceptional With Your Own Characteristic Fashion Style And Wear The Good Stuff Made By AMERICANS!

Check Out Tried & True American Made Vintage Clothing That Will Outlast Any China Garment Made Today.

The Top 6 Fabrics You Should Avoid Wearing and Why

Everyday and night we are surrounded by fabrics from clothing to sheets on our beds, upholstery on furniture, car seats, curtains and towels,  these are the fabrics of our lives.

Fabrics are around us nearly all the time, but did you know that your material choices could either help or harm your health?

Material World

Not that long ago, people stuck to the natural fibers: wool, cashmere, cotton, silk, linen, and hemp.

But if you take a look at your clothing labels today, you are likely to find materials like rayon, polyester, acrylic, acetate and nylon. And your shirts and slacks may be treated to be wrinkle-free or stain resistant.

These technological advances in fabrics may make our lives simpler, but at what cost?

Chemically treated natural and synthetic fabrics are a source of toxins that adversely affect your health and the health of the planet.

Here’s our short list of fabrics to avoid, and the healthy ones to pick instead.

Top 6 Toxic Fabrics

1. Polyester is the worst fabric you can buy. It is made from synthetic polymers that are made from esters of dihydric alcohol and terpthalic acid.

2. Acrylic fabrics are polycrylonitriles and may cause cancer, according to the EPA.

3. Rayon is recycled wood pulp that must be treated with chemicals like caustic soda, ammonia, acetone and sulphuric acid to survive regular washing and wearing.

4. Acetate and Triacetate are made from wood fibers called cellulose and undergo extensive chemical processing to produce the finished product.

5. Nylon is made from petroleum and is often given a permanent chemical finish that can be harmful.

6. Anything static resistant, stain resistant, permanent press, wrinkle-free, stain proof or moth repellant. Many of the stain resistant and wrinkle-free fabrics are treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), like Teflon.

Modern Materials

Keep in mind that many fabrics (including natural fibers) undergo significant processing that often involves:

  • Detergents
  • Petrochemical dyes
  • Formaldehyde to prevent shrinkage
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Dioxin-producing bleach
  • Chemical fabric softeners

These additives are often toxic to the human body, may contain heavy metals and can pollute our environment.

With these kinds of warnings, what can you do?

If you are chemically sensitive or just want to surround yourself with healthy fabrics, there are new options.

Doris Brunza, a fashion designer who worked in the Garment District in New York City for 20 years, knows about finding fabrics that don’t cause reactions, because she is chemically sensitive.

She points out that nearly ALL fabrics, including organic fabric, are treated with chemicals at some point during their processing. Still, some choices are better than others.

In general, look for natural fibers like:

  • Cotton
  • Silk
  • Linen
  • Hemp
  • Wool
  • Cashmere

If you can, purchase and wear organic fabrics and organic clothing. While they still might be processed to some extent, they are often a better choice than synthetics.

Brunza also advises people to buy high quality European garments made with the finest fabrics. Expensive clothing may seem overpriced, but the quality of the raw materials is superior, and the fibers can be woven into beautiful fabrics that are soft and strong, requiring little chemical processing to make them suitable for you, the consumer. They also last you for years so are a wise purchase in the long run.

Remember to avoid chemical dry cleaning whenever possible and wash your clothes in a “green”detergent.

Organic food, pure water, and natural or organic clothing can work together to enhance your wellbeing and help you live a healthier life. Reducing your toxic load may sometimes seem like an overwhelming task, but just like any other change, make it step by step. Over time, you’ll see improvement in your own life and in the world around you. Change in the world begins with you making simple changes in your own life.

Americans Cared About What They Where Making And Used High Quality Fabrics… That’s Why There Is Still Great Vintage Clothing Around Today, It Was Made To Last. Polish Your Appearance with Retro and Vintage Clothing That is Timeless!

 

 

 

Sources:

  1. The 6+ Synthetic Fabrics You Most to Avoid, and Why, SixWise.com.

    http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/12/21/the_6+_synthetic_fabrics_you_most_want_to_avoid_and_why.htm

  2. Brunza, Doris, “Finding Tolerable Clothing or Fabric, EnvironmentalHealth.ca. http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/fall93cloth.html
  3.  Body Ecology

 

 

35% Thanks Secret Sale Thanksgiving 2014

November 27th, 2014

Shopping Sales ,Super Sales ,Pr-Sales ,Early Sales, Late Sales, Coupon Sales….where do you start? Stay up late or rise before dawn? Sounds like the lyrics of the Clash hit song “Should I Stay or Should I Go”.

http://monstervintage.com is here to offer you ease of shopping online to jump into this 2014 Holiday Season.

Just type in MONSTER at checkout and you can get a 35% Discount.

11/26/2014 – 12/01/2014 Thursday thru Sunday!

http://monstervintage.com!!!

*Some items are excluded but we’re always open to offers, Langltiz Leathers excluded.

Thanks!
Friends @ Monster Vintage

Vintage, The Urban Fashion

August 25th, 2014

In today’s culture fashion statements reflect our individual style and nothing shows off your individual style like authentic Vintage Clothing that is China-free!

You can buy the most expensive Designer clothing or the cheapest knock-offs and they will both be from a mass produced China factory. Adding a piece of original American vintage to your wardrobe will enhance your fashion individuality and help our environment by saving some green through re-using clothing that was made to last.

Quality clothing from the decades of American producers will still outlast any new clothing you buy today! A seventy-year-old Pea Coat from WWII will put name brand copies to shame!

Shop the huge selection and find your new favorite piece of clothing; the piece you keep front and center in your closet to wear over and over again.

Vintage isn’t old fashioned; it’s a Fashion Statement! Put on a one-of-a-kind style from the Swing era to Heavy Metal and show off your American icon!

 

 

 

The Trending Fashion USA Made Clothing Vintage

July 31st, 2014

There Is Nothing Like Wearing American Made Clothing, The feel, Knowing what it was made and bye who. so get in line and buy American made clothing… and to get the best buy Vintage…

How to be Happy!

June 3rd, 2014

10 rules to happiness:
1. Surround yourself by happy people
2. Find your purpose
3. Do what you love
4. Appreciate everything you have
5. Dance in the rain
6. Help others
7. Exercise
8. Get enough sleep
9. Treat others as you want to be treated
10. Dress in cool American made VINTAGE Clothing :) :)

 

I See Whats Going On Here !

May 21st, 2014

 

 

Hello,

So Get Ready For A Very HOT Summer !  so Check Out The Tee Shirts. We Have Been Collecting For Years, Some Great And Rare Tee Shirts

Have A Look !!

Thanks

Victor Petrucci

MonsterVintage.Com

Springtime Vintage Skirts for Flirts!

April 23rd, 2014

 

Springtime brings out the fun skirts that just make you want to flirt! Long winter months of being bundled up in layers has past and it’s time to lighten up! Skirts are amazingly versatile and can go from the workplace to the evening outing with style. Feeling flirty…check out the vintage and retro skirts and lighten up.  Reuse and recycle while adding pizazz to your wardrobe.

 

 

 

Monster Vintage is having a secret sale

April 18th, 2014

Monster Vintage is having a secret sale, Just in time to add a unique piece of vintage clothing to your spring wardrobe. Treat yourself to a 35% discount for a limited time. Promotional sale ends on April 27, 2014.

Visit our website http://monstervintage.com/ to begin your shopping adventure.

Discount code: MONSTER (Enter discount code at checkout to receive your discount).

*Some Items are excluded from sale.

Thanks!
Friends @ Monster Vintage

Be in fashion this Spring 2014 with a Hawaiian shirt

March 20th, 2014

It is almost spring and Hawaiian shirts are in fashion this year. Join the trend and lighten up your wardrobe with vibrant Hawaiian patterns peppered with leis, flowers, surfers, and anything else related to the beach. Shop with Monstervintage.com and find an original vintage Hawaiian shirt that will set you apart from all of the other trendsetters.

Vintage, The Cool Urban Fashion

March 18th, 2014

In today’s culture fashion statements reflect our individual style and nothing shows off your individual style like authentic Vintage Clothing that is China-free!

You can buy the most expensive Designer clothing or the cheapest knock-offs and they will both be from a mass produced China factory. Adding a piece of original American vintage to your wardrobe will enhance your fashion individuality and help our environment by saving some green through re-using clothing that was made to last.

Quality clothing from the decades of American producers will still outlast any new clothing you buy today! A seventy-year-old Pea Coat from WWII will put name brand copies to shame!

Shop the huge selection and find your new favorite piece of clothing; the piece you keep front and center in your closet to wear over and over again.

Vintage isn’t old fashioned; it’s a Fashion Statement! Put on a one-of-a-kind style from the Swing era to Heavy Metal and show off your American icon!