Workwear has always played a critical role in ensuring that workers – from farms to manufacturing to industrial jobs – return home safely at the end of the day. The history of workwear closely follows the history of the American worker, with important labor movements and expanded safety regulations inspiring improvements in workwear comfort and quality.

Check out the following infographic from Dickies for a look at how major historical events shaped the evolution of workwear from the 1800s to today.

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Red, White and Blue Jeans: Workwear in America

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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