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Simple Name advert
Collection West Yorkshire Textile Heritage Project
Production Company/Person Double Two
Production Date 1985 - 1992
Commentary Advertising sign for Double Two shirts covered in clear plastic and mounted on card with stand. The advertisement shows the company name and a selection of shirts in various styles. Double Two was founded in 1940 by Isaac Donner and Frank Myers. They originally manufactured men's cotton shirts however during the Second World War there was a shortage of cotton and the company used viscose rayon as an alternative. In the 1950s the company worked with the inventor of polyester fibre, Dr Rex Winfield, to create the first ever man-made shirt which was long lasting, easily washed and did not need ironing. The success of this product allowed the company to purchase a large woollen mill in south Wakefield. In the late 1950s, Double TWO introduced the first ever blends of natural and man-made fibres, adding strength, shrinkage resistance and pilling resistance to their cotton/wool blend.
Record Number WAKGM : 1992.4291
Location Wakefield Museums and Libraries
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