Thursday, 23 October 2008


Propaganda poster from WW2 Home Front Series, after clothes were rationed in 1941.Wouldn't the world be a very different place if they'd never lifted rationing? Just a thought.

5 comments:

cloud9 said...

funnily enough they're doing WWII in school this term. They made wall hangers out of old trousers. Maybe not classic design , but definitely in the make do and mend spirit. And, who darns socks and tights anymore? It's a dying skill I tell you, a dying skill....

nicedaydesigns said...

I love this ad. Although if everyone else mended their own clothes it would put me out of business.

edward and lilly said...

What a fantastic poster, every home should have one!

jennifer | themakelounge said...

Love this. We have a lot of 'make do and mend-ers' coming to workshops at the moment!

AnastasiaC said...

what a cute poster! yes, i remember always repairing our socks growing up - nowdays, we just throw them out and buy new ones...so much waste!