Recently, we came across a post on social media that piqued our curiousity:
We decided to look into this a little further, and what we discovered was a rather beautiful example of the textile industry doing real good and enhancing the lives of millions, something that AAPN members continue to do to this day.
So what was the deal with these flour sack clothes?
When flour manufacturers saw women turning their flour sacks into clothing, diapers, dish cloths, and more, they started packing their flour in sacks printed with pretty patterns. Families greatly appreciated this, as times were so hard.
Due to the tight budgets of struggling families, flour sack clothing was becoming very common — thus, many unique designs were printed on the sacks.
Soon the sacks came came in a variety of colors and styles. There was something for everyone and some of them were truly lovely. They would not look out of place in today’s fashion market, especially in the children’s apparel space.
Amazing stuff right?