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The History and Timeline of the Anvil T-Shirt Tag: 1976-Present

History and Timeline of Anvil tag brand

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The History and Timeline of the Anvil T-Shirt Tag: 1976-Present

The roots of Anvil can be traced back to a 130-year-old brand of men’s undergarments known as BVD. In 1976 the BVD trademark was sold to Fruit of the Loom so the company began operating as Anvil Knitwear. There are also pre-1976 Anvil roots with the Ched tag.

Anvil considers itself one of the catalysts in the evolution of the t-shirt.

1976-1994

1976 BVD sold its trademark, so its subsidiaries would continue as Anvil and Anvil Knitwear.

1976-1985

black and gold anvil tag 100% cotton

1979-1983

vintage white anvil athletic tag jersey poly cotton

1984-1988

vintage ched anvil tag poly-cotton

1985-1989

vintage anvil preshrunk 100% cotton black gold tag

1986-1990

vintage woven anvil tag

1988-1990

vintage white anvil value t 50/50 tag

vintage anvil blue bar 100% cotton tag

1989-1993

vintage anvil pre-shrunk 100% cotton black bar tag

1991-1997

vintage anvil woven blue and red tag

1992-1999

vintage anvil redbar 100% cotton tag

1993-1994

vintage giant by anvil heavyweight black tag

1996

vintage soft as a grape cape cod anvil tag

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1995-2003

In 1995 Anvil is acquired by Vestar Capital. Like with many other textile companies, Anvil begins manufacturing outside the US after NAFTA.

vintage anvil red bar made in usa assembled in honduras tag
vintage anvil red bar made in usa assembled in el salvador tag

1994-1996

vintage earth collection anvil tag

1999

vintage cotton deluxe by anvil tag

1999-2003

vintage anvil hog tag pigment

1999-2003

anvil redbar double tag el savador

2004-Present

In 2004 CAFTA cut US tariffs to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, encouraging US companies to produce there.  In 2006 Anvil filed for Bankruptcy. In 2012 Anvil is acquired by Gildan.

2004-2006

vintage anvil double tag blue bar

2006-2013

vintage anvil redbar double tag honduras

2014

anvil organic cotton tag

2015

2015-Present

anvil lightweight black tag nicaragua

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