HISTORY: The quintessential design of a scalloped circle with needle and thread disappears because the ILGWU merges with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers of America (ACTWU, men’s clothing union) to form UNITE!By 1995, Americans were buying more clothing than ever produced in countries abroad. A.” The union also represents some clothing production in Canada.
The scalloped circle now surrounds a darkened circle. ILGWU is now in the foreground, and AFL-CIO is smaller and written immediately below.The “R” sign noting the trademark of this logo makes its first appearance.Get your spring trends from their original source of inspiration: Vintage!The runways spoke for spring and the styles, designs and colors they presented were modern takes on vintage trends.HISTORY: This label design was first used June 28, 1963 and was officially trademarked on April 21, 1964.
The “R” symbol is therefore indicative of this garment having been produced after April 21, 1964. is colored in red and more prominent below the ILGWU logo.Unfortunately, I lack original photography for ILGWU labels from its inception in 1900 to 1936 (thumbnail available from Anjou Clothing), 1936 to 19 to 1955.I plan on updating this article as soon as I gather these historical materials but for your immediate benefit, I’ll begin exploration of the ILGWU union labels at 1955.1900 – 1936 ILGWU AFL 1936 – 1940 ILGWU CIO 1940 – 1955 ILGWU AFL 1955 – 1995 ILGWU AFL-CIO 1975-1992 RED, WHITE, BLUE ILGWU AFL-CIO 1995 – 2004 UNITE!2004 – UNITE HERE ERA: 1955 to 1963 LOOK FOR: The words “UNION LABEL” above a scalloped crest in front of a needle and thread.Visit my article for 13 tips on dating vintage clothing labels!