Choice: vintage metal toothed zipper in various lengths colors / 2″ 4” 7” 9” 12” 22” 26” / YKK Talon Aero
$3.00 – $36.00
Some of you have been asking for zippers, so we figured we’d list what we’ve got! If these are well received, we’ll make a point to replenish…
So: when you purchase this listing, you will receive a functioning zipper that is at least as long as you’ve requested (zippers can be easily shortened – lengthened, not so much). Since there is such a broad range of lengths and colors, we’re starting with some pretty generic descriptions (we can always finesse this as we go) and prices that will accommodate sourcing time/constraints when things start to get specific in terms of color or longer lengths. Pricing adjustments will likely happen as we get familiar with sourcing options — your feedback is welcomed!
While we have a few new old stock zippers in the mix, most have been rescued from damaged clothing, tents, etc. so generally, it should be expected you’ll receive a rescued/reclaimed zipper made by one of a number of mid-20th-century brands, unless otherwise specified in a given variation. Exception that proves the rule: All Heavy Duty Jeans zippers are 6-7″ new old stock, with navy or black synthetic tape.
Most (non-jeans) zippers are cotton + steel or brass. All have metal teeth, which may or may not be painted to match the attached tape. Some have rust marks and old threads in places that won’t show once it’s been installed – our goal here is high quality product that has not been newly manufactured. If you’re making something new with fabric from the big box, this may not be of interest. If you’re repairing a vintage piece, it’s likelier to be *exactly* what you’ve been seeking. Costume shops, we’re here for you!
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Secondhand goods are embodied energy: choosing to purchase secondhand items instead of new extends the useful life of existing things and avoids the new manufacturing emissions that amplify climate change.
Your order will be shipped in secondhand packaging and will not be put on a plane.
Choosing to be patient is good for our future. We’ll do our best to be good to you with this order. <3 Thanks for supporting our work!
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × 2 in|
12, 18, 2, 22, 24, 4, 40, 6, 7, 9
brass, cotton, Metal, old zippers, reclaimed materials, salvaged zippers, steel
Any will do, blacks/dark blues, browns/tans, Heavy Duty / Denim, Pop o' color, whites/creams
Vintage needle threader / secondhand sourced / aluminum threading tool for hand and machine sewing needlework$2.00 Add to cart
flexible measuring tape / one vintage or secondhand sourced 60” tape ruler for taking measurements inches centimeters$6.00 Add to cart
New old stock tapestry yarn / 10 yards 100% virgin wool tapisserie laine / DMC Anchor Bon Pasteur$2.50 Select options
Choice: one vintage or antique wooden needle holder / storage case for sewing needles, mending repairs / darning egg or mushroom options!$8.00 – $42.00 Select options