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Costume - Protective Wear, Sanfor, 1930s

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

White cotton apron dress with blue trim, with a label on the inside collar "Sanfor". Sanfor refers to Sanforization which was a process used to treat cotton fabrics, patented by Sanford Lockwood Cluett (1874–1968) in 1930. It is a method of stretching, shrinking and fixing the woven cloth in both length and width before cutting and producing, to reduce the shrinkage which would otherwise occur after washing. The items was donated by Teresa Mayer.
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sanfor, outerwear - 1930s, women's clothing, uniforms, fashion and textiles collection - kew historical society
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Last updated
22 Dec 2019 at 11:41AM