In Germany Jewish designers and manufacturers were
excluded from Economic life in Germany, shops and
department stores were forced to shut down, eliminating
some of the best talent and skill in the country. “Adefa”
(A German acronym for the German Aryan Clothing Manufacturers) labels could be found in certain articles of clothing.
These labels guaranteed that the garment was made with Aryan hands.
At the time of the fall fashion shows, the German labor front leader was quoted in Time magazine as saying that the current economic policy is “…to abandon a dress when it is used up and not when it becomes unfashionable.” Hinting to the world at large, that was on the horizon. By November of 1939, they had begun rationing clothing.