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.
ERA: 1974 to 1995 LOOK FOR: The same design as 1964 to 1973, only in red, white and blue colors. The union tags therefore adopted a style makeover to the patriotic color scheme of red, white and blue.The scalloped circle has “INT’L LADIES GARMENT UNION WORKERS” written around a backdrop of ILGWU with AFL-CIO printed in white lettering in front.There is no “R” for rights on the label (you see the R emerge in 1964).HISTORY: The scalloped crest in front of a needle and thread was adopted in the ’50s.If you see an ILGWU union label without one, you can conclude the garment was made pre-1950s.The union predominantly oversees the restaurant, hotel and casino/gambling industries.
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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.
The design with AFL-CIO was introduced to the label after the AFL (American Federation of Labor) and CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) unions merged on December 5th, 1955 under the ILGWU.
ERA: 1964 to 1973 LOOK FOR: Scalloped circle in front of a needle and thread, but placement of words has changed.
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