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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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Here’s why flour sacks are colorful!

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The Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 wasn’t the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it certainly accelerated the global economic collapse. People had to get really creative when it came to scrimping and saving, and many families turned to making their own clothes. Flour was a food staple in most households and it came in cotton sacks. Out of desperation and cleverness, women started using the sacks to make clothing, dishcloths, diapers, and more. When flour manufacturers got wind of this repurposing, they started packing their flour in pretty sacks with colorful patterns, so the clothing could be more fashionable.

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