This is a rare, hard-to-find vintage patch related to Volksmarching. This patch is in excellent condition. We only have one in stock, so grab it now if interested!
What is Volksmarching? Below Excerpt Courtesy of Wikipedia.org:
Volksmarching (from German "Volksmarsch", people's march) is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe in the mid-late 1960s. By 1968, the International Federation of Popular Sports (better known as the "IVV") was formed by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The national emblems of these four countries were placed in a wreath to form the symbol IVV. The IVV Headquarters is located in Altötting, Germany (Bavaria) and the official languages of the IVV are English and German, though French is also used unofficially.
Though walking is the primary activity, the volkssporting movement also includes bicycling, swimming, cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing, and other approved activities.
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***APPLICATION OF IRON-ON PATCHES***
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Step 4: Turn the garment inside-out and repeat steps 2 & 3.
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