Monday, September 1, 2008

It’s Labor Day...have you looked for the union label?

Thanks to legions of union garment workers, we had a thriving and great clothing industry in the United States, now essentially off-shored.

The delivery may be outdated in this 1978 ad, but the message sounds right on now:

Look for the union label
When you are buying a coat, dress or blouse.
Remember somewhere our union's sewing
our wages going to feed the kids and run the house,
We work hard but who's complaining.
Thanks to the I.L.G. we're paying our way.
So, always look for the union label,
it says we're able
to make it in the U.S.A.

You can still look for the union label, in vintage clothing!
Just a few of the choices at denisebrain this week:

A cute pink 1960s rainjacket

1970s Alfred Shaheen

and coming this week, a Mod 60s Pauline Trigère

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