Reusing Clothes in WWII

Going along with this post, where I talk about things you can do with old clothes, I came upon these old advertisements from London in World War II. They encouraged people to take their old clothes and turn them into something else.

Of course back then, everyone was too busy fighting to manufacture things like fabric, so people had to do what they could with what they had. Still, it’s fascinating to see people encouraged to reuse and recycle instead of consume and toss out.

The ads tell you to ad frills to your old dress by cutting up a worn baby’s dress, turn an old tennis shirt into ladies underwear, and to make pajamas into a blouse. Check them out here.

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