Retro but not old fashioned. Modern but not trendy. Style with Substance.
With over 20 years experience Dust Factory has helped pave the way in the vintage clothing industry by providing wholesale mixes of used mens and womens clothing to retail buyers around the world. Dust Factory distributed graded hand picked mixes of vintage levis, dresses, t-shirts, western boots and much more to a number of the top vintage clothing stores and fashion forward boutiques for over 20 years. Now they are the leading source for vintage clothing fashion.
Dust Factory Through the Years
Dust Factory is the brainchild of two Eco conscience surfers from Southern California. With the desire of transcending the boundaries or traditional fashion Dust Factory is a recycled driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends. Appearing as natural on the shelves of boutiques as on those of an actual vintage shop. Dust Factory gathers fashion forward relics from the past and reintroduces them into today’s market with a style and appeal only found in Vintage Clothing.
1999 It all Started with Retail
Dust Factory was born out of a simple observation, the need for stylish recycled fashion. While traveling to remote destinations in search for surf, the founders drew inspiration from fashion and culture, bringing back to the states plenty of ideas that would later be used towards how their business should be run. Upon returning home the two young surfers developed a plan for a sustainable business and opened their first Recycled Clothing Boutique. While operating their first store, they felt the need to keep an abundant selection of top quality vintage clothing on hand to keep their wide array of customers happy. Unable to manufacture an authentic vintage product a new concept was born.
2000 The Move into Vintage Wholesale
In 2000, after redeveloping the art of vintage clothing retail, the Dust Factory team turned pages to a new concept of wholesaling vintage clothing. Most store owners were spending all their time “hand picking” in attempt to stock their stores. This turns store owners into full time buyers and doesn’t allow them time to be with their customers or manage their store. Dust Factory’s solution was to make it easy, fast and inexpensive for store owners to stock their store.
Over the past 20 years, Dust Factory developed relationships with vintage suppliers all over America and taught them what the vintage industry is looking for. They sifted through millions of pounds of clothing every year to find the best vintage available, sending what is not used to underprivileged countries or to be recycled into rags. Now they share what they have learned at Dust Factory Vintage