Look for the union label

Assessing garment values for a scholarly project or after raiding a relative’s closet might be easier now, thanks to the Kheel Center’s comprehensive collections of original union clothing labels.

Categorized by date range, by type -- paper or cloth -- and by which union used a label, the new label timeline makes it possible to pinpoint when a piece of clothing was produced by members of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

Read the full story on ILR's website.