Do you hear the call of the wild? Animal prints, patterned fabrics, and wild graphic designs have been around for ages, but these ferocious styles didn’t enter mainstream consumer culture until the 1960s and 70s. After having a grand entrance to high fashion in the roaring 30s, what was once worn by the wealthy elite became a highly sought-after style by the general public. And then the hunt was on - from scarves to t-shirts to giant furry hooded winter coats with ears. The world loves animals and yes, it seems we want to look like them, too.
Fashion trends and clothing styles evolved over millennia. Cavemen wore their hunted animal skins and furs to pull the power of the beast and aid their hunt. Kings and castles had animal skin rugs to show their status as social elites. In the 1940s, pinup model Bettie Page rocked a leopard mini dress and the crowds went wild. Parisian women donned delicate couture scarves with exotic prints. Hippies rocked furry boots and outfits that were...out there.
Fast forward to the 80s and 90s, animal prints took on a new face. The sweet features of the Panda bear represented the world's wildlife endangerment and efforts to prevent extinction. Save the whales tshirts were everywhere. Dolphins caughts in tuna nets enraged the public and we collectively wanted to protect our oceans. We began to see Greenpeace and Love your Mother bumper stickers everywhere. Mainstream culture really began to see the human impact on Planet Earth and the animal kingdom. This cultural consciousness trickles down into government policy like the EPA, entertainment like science shows and animal programming, and of course… mainstream fashion.
At Thrift Vintage Fashion, we LOVE Mother Earth and our core company ethos is all about conservation and creating environmentally-friendly fashion choices. Our warehouse is filled with quality second-hand garments waiting for their new life with our customers and clients. So, who are our customers? Everyone from individuals to celebrity stylists to retail boutiques and thrift stores. Who wears thrifted threads? Fashionable folks looking to fill their wardrobe, racks, and closets with one-of-a-kind and hard-to-find designs.
We bring thrifting to a new level. With just a click, you can shop retail or wholesale thrifted threads from professional Thrift Experts. We handpick quality garments and make sure that customers shopping Bundles get a wild and varied mix of items. We are dedicated to creating a bounty of options and a good experience for our clientele. The hunt for vintage is fun, but wildly time consuming and often expensive. Thrift Vintage Fashion makes it simple and cost effective, even for international customers having bundles shipped overseas.
Our epic collection of Animal Prints shows just how popular these styles were in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, and how wildlife conservation remains a constant concern for folks all over the world. There will always be the appeal of wearing a lion, tiger, or bear - oh my! Now we can add in elephants, dolphins, and wolves, too. So go on, take a walk on the wild side. Click here to explore our Animal Print collection.