I adore most vintage children's clothing but one brand has elicited more thrift shop squeals of glee from me than any other- Health-tex.
The Health-tex company has been around since the early 20s and was first named the Standard Romper Company (I love how this name sounds both official and adorable). The name "Health-tex" was first used in 1937 to indicate that the garments were made from "healthy", meaning durable fabrics.
I believe in the durability (and kid-friendly comfort!) of Health-tex garments. From my personal experience, vintage Health-tex seems to be more common than many other vintage children's clothing brands. I have found quite a variety of Health-tex clothing for babies, toddlers and the preschool crowd, most dating to the 70s. The variety of colors, prints and darling appliques never ceases to amaze me. Many etsy sellers offer these fun and "healthy" garments for sale. Find the goodies shown here at 1. Kid Wonder, 2. B.Inspired Vintage, 3. Stephaniepress, 4. 3 Ring Circus, 5. fuzzymama,
If you think vintage Health-tex clothing is adorable, wait 'til you see their vintage advertisements! Stay tuned!
Jeannie at Sweet Shop Vintage