The Getup Vintage represents Leyland and Mitchell's passion to bring environmentally conscious fashion to downtown Ann Arbor and beyond. Buying vintage clothing is socially responsible, as each garment purchased combats the 14.3 million tons of textile waste per year produced in the United States alone! (Source: Environmental Protection Agency, 2017)
Each item in the The Getup Vintage is hand-selected, cleaned, and cared for - as well as one-of-a-kind! Our process starts with our buyers, who source the best vintage clothing by traveling all over the country; as well as with YOU, who bring in your vintage clothing to sell or trade with us!
After we've found some pretty cool clothing, the restoration and cleaning process begins. We make our own soap using a mixture of completely natural products and also use cleaners designed for antique and vintage garments. But when it boils down to it, the things your grandmother used - vinegar, baking soda, and the sun - are our best friends for cleaning vintage!
A lot of vintage clothing is too delicate to go in a washer or dryer and must be hand soaked. But when we must, we're using our natural soap and hanging garments to dry in the sun. Dry cleaning is another avenue where we've gone green - we use an organic dry cleaner whom uses only natural chemicals.
Not only is it good for our mother Earth, the unique and one of a kind designs and textiles we stock are perfect for making each wardrobe special!
TRADE MEMBERSHIPS and OTHER INITIATIVES
We are a member of DTE Energy's GreenCurrents / MI Green Power program and have pledged that 100% of the energy used for our shop comes from green sources.
The Getup Vintage is a proud member of the Vintage Fashion Guild, an international non-profit dedicated to the education, promotion, and preservation of vintage fashion.