The union label can also be helpful, and there is a good site here with great information.
Because they are easy to show, I decided to use manufacturer and store labels as my first post in this category.
Jai Khalsa, working as an intern while completing her MLIS at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, performed the research and created the timeline.
She discusses the project below: The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives gets numerous information requests regarding ILGWU labels found in clothing, especially time periods of manufacture.
I run a small vintage clothing store on Etsy called Dizzy Dreamer Vintage.
Dizzy Dreamer started out with my exploding closet of vintage threads.
The different clothing labels contain a lot of information.
Many individuals curious about an old dress found in a relative’s closet or a vintage coat purchased at a resale shop have contacted the archives to find out more about their item.Therefore, your dress from 1995 now counts as vintage. You must have somewhat of a ‘vintage eye’ to decipher the difference between one dreaded 80’s secretary blouse from another coveted 80’s secretary blouse.If you are looking to sell vintage online, you must have a ‘vintage eye’ or your shop will suffer.Searching for vintage clothing is just as fun as wearing the retro finds.However, a lot of clothing these days is influenced by vintage styles.