We have no clue when gardening aprons were originally introduced, but we did find an old piece that appropriately dates back to Victory Gardening
in World War II-era America. (Click the "More Photos" button above to see it.) Judging from its condition, although it was well-used, it held up well considering that it was made out of a cloth similar to the material used in flour and feed sacks of the time.
Our Victory Gardening
aprons are patterned off of the original and designed for the same purpose. However, instead of the lightweight flour sack fabric from the 1940s, ours are constructed using a khaki colored, 65% poly/35% cotton blend canvas giving them a vintage look and increasing their durability.
They help to keep you clean while doing messy kitchen duties, staffing the barbecue, or while working outside in your potting shed, gardens and beds. And when soiled they are machine washable.
With three large pockets and a pen holder at the waist, there is plenty of room for garden notebook, seed packets and garden tools. The apron is adjustable at the neck, ties at the waist, and measures twenty-three inches from the neckline to the bottom hem and twenty-one inches wide.
Like our Victory Seed caps
, and trucker's hats
, the Victory Seed Company "colors" are embroidered onto the front of the bib using five thread colors. They are a great way to proudly display your support of our seed variety preservation work or make a good, practical gift for that special gardener on your list.