No Label 1524

No Label 1524
This is a 1960's vintage pullover shirt made from recycled yellow corn meal sacks. The only thing Hawaiian about this one is that sack shirts were also common in Hawaii. This one is from South America, probably Brazil, from President Kennedy's "Alliance for Progress" program. This shirt bears the Alliance for Progress logo and the words "Donated by the people of the United States of America - Not to be sold or exchanged". The shirt was made from at least two 50lb sacks that used to both contain Yellow corn meal - enriched, degermed - fortified with Calcium and Vitamin A". It has two low cabana style pockets, no collar and three plastic buttons. Size not marked but measures LARGE, in inches - Shoulders 19, Chest 23, Length 29 and Sleeves 10. Excellent shape for what it has been through - remember that this was made from sacks that traveled around the world on trucks, rail and ships. It has some stains that are probably from its life as a working sack and a couple of tiny holes - which only add character.
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Cotton Sack