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What is a Vics Hanger?  Is this a particular brand of clothing hanger???
First of all "Vics" is an acronym, for The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association.  Now, lets discuss what this association does...  The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association has enabled companies in the retail and consumer-focused industries to eliminate billions of dollars of waste and delay.   They have achieved this by creating voluntary guidelines, often referred to as “standards."  VICS has created new best practices that ultimately lead to lower costs and better availability of products for consumers.  VICS’ volunteer members improve the flow of products and information throughout retailing and the consumer-focused industries that supply retail.  The Association provides leadership and an environment in which executives can make a difference in their industry, their company performance- and their personal commitment to make the world work a little better.
The mission of VICS is to remove impediments to the smooth flow of merchandise to the store floor.  Reduce inventory handling costs, cycle time to get product to floor, and increase sales.  VICS being a leader in the industry, must take responsibility for providing the membership with sustainable hanger options. They believe that contributing to a more sustainable environment is good business practice and the right thing to do for the future generations. 
Hanger suppliers have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in improving the environment.  Hanger companies can do so by using resources more efficiently, providing an 'eco-friendly' product that meets expectations and striving to reduce the overall impact on the environment.
You should use VICS-approved hangers for your shipments to those many major retail stores that participate in the VICS (Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards) or GOH (Garment on Hanger) programs.  Here are a few hanger suppliers that may be able to assist you with the purchase of VICS Hangers. 
 
note: this list may be out dated by the time you read this article.  Please check with VICS directly to find out if these suppliers still meet the standards.  We do not guarantee that the above hanger factories meet the current standards.
 
You can also look for additional hanger factories in the apparel trim section on Apparel Search.  That section will contain both VICS Hanger suppliers as well as suppliers not yet approved to be a VICS hanger supplier.
If you are a hanger factory, please add a listing on Apparel Search and also at the Trims & Notions Directory website.
 
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Below is an example of a hanger chart that shows different hanger descriptions. VICS provides hanger style numbers, hanger size, hook material, section number, hanger type, hanger color, hanger guage, hanger sizer web, hanger common usage. Again, the hanger chart that we present below is simply an example. For the most current hanger chart, you should consult directly with VICS.

Example of VICS Hanger Selection as of 6/1/2009, visit the VICS website for more current detail.

     

3.3.3 Uniform Hanger Numbering

 

 

 

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VICS Style # Hanger Size Hook Material Section Number Hanger Type Color Guage Sizer Web Common Usage
               
495 10" Plastic   2.2.4.1 Top White    Medium  Yes - Side   Children's
                 
496  12"  Plastic  2.2.4.1  Top  White  Medium  Yes - Side  Children's
                 
472 15"  Plastic  2.2.4.1  Top  White  Medium  Yes - Side  Children's- Teen
                 
467  17"  Plastic  2.2.4.1  Top  White  Medium  Yes - Side  Teen - Adult
                 
951  10" X 8.5" Plastic  2.2.4.10  Frame  White  Medium  Yes - Side  Children's
                 
959 12" X 10"  Plastic  2.2.4.10  Frame  White  Medium  Yes - Side  Children's
                 
GS19  10" Plastic   2.2.4.9  Intimate - Top  Clear  Light  No  Teen - Adult
                 
GS11  11"  Plastic   2.2.4.9 Intimate - Top Clear Light No  Teen - Adult
                 
GS23  10"  Plastic   2.2.4.9  Intimate - Top Clear Light No Teen - Adult w/Logo
                 
CW87  10" Plastic  2.2.4.9 Wrap - Bottom Clear Light No Teen - Adult
                 
497  10" Metal  2.2.4.1 Top Clear Medium Yes- SOHS Children's
                 
498  12" Metal 2.2.4.1 Top Clear Medium Yes-SOHS Children's
         
485  15" Metal  2.2.4.1 Top Clear Medium  Yes-SOHS Children's/Teen
                 
484  17" Metal  2.2.4.1 Top Clear Medium Yes-SOHS Teen - Adult
                 
479  19"  Metal  2.2.4.1  Top  Clear  Medium  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
6008 8"  Metal 2.2.4.2  Pinch Bottom Clear Medium  Yes-SOHS  Children's
                 
6010 10"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Pinch Bottom  Clear  Medium  Yes-SOHS  Children's
                 
6012 12"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Pinch Bottom  Clear  Medium  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
6014 14"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Pinch Bottom  Clear  Medium  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
6108 8"  Plastic  2.2.4.2  Pinch Bottom  White  Medium  Yes - Side  Children's
                 
6110 10"  Plastic  2.2.4.2  Pinch Bottom  White  Medium  Yes - Side  Children's
                 
6208 8"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Soft Pinch Bottom  Clear  Medium  Yes-SOHS  Children's
                 
6210 10"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Soft Pinch Bottom  Clear  Medium  Yes-SOHS  Children's
                 
6212 12"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Soft Pinch Bottom  Clear  Medium  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
6214 14"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Soft Pinch Bottom  Clear  Medium  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
7008 8"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Long Pinch Bottom  Clear  Heavy  Yes-SOHS  Children's
                 
7010 10"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Long Pinch Bottom  Clear  Heavy  Yes-SOHS  Children's
                 
7012 12" Metal  2.2.4.2  Long Pinch Bottom  Clear  Heavy  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
7014 14"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Long Pinch Bottom  Clear  Heavy  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
7108 8"  Plastic  2.2.4.2  Long Pinch Bottom  White  Heavy  Yes - Side  Children's
                 
7110 10"  Plastic  2.2.4.2  Long Pinch Bottom  White  Heavy  Yes - Side  Children's
                 
7208 8"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Soft Long Pinch Bottom  Clear  Heavy  Yes-SOHS  Children's
                 
7210 10"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Soft Long Pinch Bottom  Clear  Heavy  Yes-SOHS  Children's
                 
7212 12"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Soft Long Pinch Bottom  Clear  Heavy  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
7214 14"  Metal  2.2.4.2  Soft Long Pinch Bottom  Clear  Heavy  Yes-SOHS  Teen - Adult
                 
8010 10"  Metal  2.2.4.7  Swimwear  Clear Light  Yes-SOHS  Adult
                 
8012 12" Metal  2.2.4.7  Swimwear  Clear  Light  Yes-SOHS  Adult