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Catalog Number 2000.017.017A
Description Women's Pink Knit Jacket, c. 1970s. Pink marled knit button up jacket with clear and white marbled plastic buttons. Four pleated patch pockets are sewn onto the top and bottom of each side on the front of the jacket. The pleated patch pockets are stitched with white thread and have a clear and white marbled plastic button sewn onto the center top. Four of the clear and white marbled buttons are used in the buttoned closure. Above the buttoned closure there is a collar with a notched lapel. Three smaller clear and white marbled buttons extend the length of each sleeve cuff. The jacket is stitched with white thread. A cloth tag is sewn into the center of the inside of the jacket reading, "Butte Knit" and a care label is sewn into the proper right shoulder with the care instructions.
Object Name Jacket
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Women's Pink Knit Jacket, c. 1970s
Date c. 1970s
Creator Butte Knit, Spartanburg, SC
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Machine was at medium tempera- / ture. Do not use bleach. Rinse well. / Tumble dry with medium heat. Hang / immediately or drip dry --- or --- / Dry clean. Do not use coin operated / method of dry cleaning." (Printed on cloth tag in proper right shoulder); "YK8A / 4505 / 14 / 55 45" (Printed on other side of cloth tag in proper right shoulder); "BK / Butte Knit / WPL 9442" (Stitched into the cloth label in center)
Notes "Butte Knit was a division of the Jonathan Logan Corporation, which was, in the 1960s, the largest manufacturer of women’s clothing in the world. Butte Knit was established by David Schwartz in 1959 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was the first company to produce doubleknit fabric in the US. The Butte Knit factory was unique in that it was a vertical factory, in which the entire process from the spinning of the yarn to the finished garment was produced in one place."
[ accessed 12/16/2015]
Dimensions H-2.375 W-17.75 D-8.5 inches
Search Terms Clothes
Clothing Industry
Costume and Fashion
Women's Fashion
Subjects Clothing & dress
Clothing industry
Fashion industry