Inventiveness takes over the British as things become scarce in wartime.
A Wren borrows a frock from British War Relief wedding dress loan service
Excellent retrospective looking back over 50 years - this reel features the Second World War.
Glamorous models demonstrate some of the latest designs in folding furniture.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth opens 'Britain Can Make It' Exhibition. London.
Interviews and examples of exhibits, brass, umbrellas, fabric, mattresses, sofas.
Footage of the the new combined bed / cabinet being demonstrated in Hampstead.
Footage of innovative furniture being demonstrated, London.
Tiny living room that can be instantly transformed into the dining room.
Ideal Homes exhibition in London's Olympia.
A look at modern chair designs by Dennis Lennon. London.
Footage of multi purpose table as demonstrated by Yvonne Marsh. London.
A clever way to preserve stockings by putting them in oven-warmed jars.
Excellent item shows us the features of a simplistic art deco living room and bedroom.
Close ups of clothing coupon ration book.
Anne Edwards gives advice on how to make your own slippers and save clothing coupons.
Cartoon encouraging women to 'Make-do and Mend'.
American prefabricated houses erected across the country.
A. G. Grubert (?) updates fur coats and replaces worn sections.
Trailer advising people to save their clothing coupons for emergencies only
Ladies from the Women's Voluntary Service make maps out of cloth for the army.
Actress Wilma Vanne shows how to make a bathing costume out of seven face cloths.
Discarding of clothes carelessly affects the war
Betty Lewis spins excess hair from her Chow dog into wool and makes garments from it.
A Ministry of Information puppet animation trailer asking people to save their rags for the war effort
Man in bowler hat salvages fabric for recycling.
Various new household furniture,decorations and appliances at the Ideal Homes show.