Vintage might be having a moment now, but it's had moments before: like, say, 30 years ago, when used jeans went for good money in Russia and everyone knew they did. It was like that until the Berlin Wall fell. It was instantly understandable and also pretty strange that a thing at a regular price somewhere was incredibly expensive somewhere else.
Pre 's 's 's 's 's 's 's. The first use of a union label was the Cigar maker's Union in when the boxes of cigars made under union conditions were tagged with a label. Though the International Cloakmaker's Union did call for a union label at its initial convention nothing ever came of it, as the group was only in existence a short time.
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Guide to ACWA. There are five different known union tags that were used to identify ACWA as the clothing manufacturer. Each of these tags was associated with a specific time period that identifies when the earliest time the item could have been manufactured.
Understanding how to date vintage clothin g is like putting together the pieces of a giant but gorgeous! These were the unions that helped to not only influence the history of American fashion, but the legalization of fair working conditions for the hundreds of thousands of individuals who worked these factory jobs. Keep reading after the jump to learn more about seven American unions and how to use their label design to help date your vintage garment! Visit my article for 13 tips on dating vintage clothing labels!
I decided to tackle this article to create a compilation of union labels in one place on the Internet. Unfortunately, I lack original photography for ILGWU labels from its inception in to thumbnail available from Anjou Clothingto and to Below is a brief timeline breaking down the different designs by period so that you can at least compare any of your older garments against this information to verify its age.