CC41 Utility Fashion

Provost Skene's House


13/08/2011 - 15/10/2011

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the introduction of clothes rationing during the Second World War.

Everyone who remembers this period will recognize immediately the meaning of CC41. This distinctive label was used to mark all goods which met the Government's Utility Scheme which was intended to help wartime Britain face the increasing shortage of raw materials. Utility clothes were manufactured to harsh restrictions specifying design, fabric quality and trimmings. Seventy years on this exhibition investigates Utility style and fashion.

CC41 Utility Fashion