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During the World War ll people had to learn how to handle shortage. Tomorrow opens a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London that shows how fashion survived and even flourished during the rules of rationing. The shortage forced people to be creative — to mend, alter and use old fabric to new clothes. The label CC41 was created and today clothes tagged with the label are very sought-after.

Imperial War Museum

Luckely I visit London next month and of course this exhibition!

I believe we can learn a lot from history — how can we be more careful with our assets today?
I do not want to idealize that horrible, hard and tough period in history and I often find myself in a moral dilemma. Is it right to seek inspiration from a time filled with horror?

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