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Thursday, April 15, 2010

VHY Hawaiian Textiles fabric - Von Hamm-Young hangtag


It's always exciting to find vintage fabrics with scarce, original hangtags still attached to the fabric. But wait! It gets even better! Also still attached is a paper label at one end of the fabric from the Japan Dyer's Inspection Institute Foundation.

Hawaiian fabric and textile collectors, you'll like this vintage circa 1950s - early 1960s VHY Hawaiian Textiles fabric ! It's a fabulous quality 100% cotton sateen fabric --- garment weight, smooth to the touch, with a dull luxurious luster appearance. This vintage Hawaiian fabric is offered on the website in an uncut 6 yard piece with the original Von Hamm-Young Hawaiian Textiles hangtag attached.

Have you ever wondered what VHY Hawaiian Textiles stands for when you see this printed on vintage Hawaiian fabric? It stands for Von Hamm-Young Hawaiian Textiles.

Gathered from the Hawaiian government website, some of the Von Hamm-Young corporations merged into or changed names to The Hawaii Corporation during the early 1960s to the early 1970s. If you find vintage Hawaiian fabric with THC on the selvage, you know it's a The Hawaii Corporation fabric from the early 60s - 70s.


Some Like it said...

Good to know! I've had some vintage Hawaiian fabrics come my way and always wondered about that...glad to have stumbled across your blog!

Christy said...

Thank you so much! I live in HI and have a bunch of VHY and/or THC vintage fabric, but was not able to find the information I was looking for until now. Thanks for the history and time frames. Aloha!

Nan Jaeger said...

Thanks for the comments, glad that I helped!

Jeff said...

Hi Christy,

I recently opened a digital film studio in the old VHY Textiles building in Iwilei, and i shoot portraits and fashion in a space on the ground floor. My landlord is David Von Hamm, Gunter's soon. He's got all sorts of memorabilia from his dad, even swatches from the old Primo beer patterns. I'm sure he'd like to hear from you, send me your contact info if interested.

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