1971 年 22 巻 3 号 p. 203-207
It is the established concept that the foundation of the modern clothing industry in the U. S. A. was la id in the 1920's. In the present paper the author has dealt with the factors which caused the development of the women's ready-to-wear dresses in those days from the social and economic viewpoints. Any industry develops with the increase of demand, and often with the progress of the masses. It was in the 1920's that the so-called mass society germinated in America. As the result, the following two phenomena appeared in the clothing manufacturing circle in those days : (1) the sports-wear became one kind of commodity, and (2) the taste of consumers became an important factor in the making of the clothing. These factors, at the same time, have exercised great influence on today's development of the clothing industry.