Tie Manufacturers' Association Ltd (formerly the London Tie Manufacturers' Association)

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1921-1972; agreements file.

The collection forms part of the archive of the British Clothing Industry Association (MSS.222), in which the records of various predecessor and related organisations are contained.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London Tie Manufacturers' Association originated in a meeting of employers on 21 August 1916 in response to a circular issued by the Tie Cutters' Union. It was formally constituted on 14 September 1916. It incorporated the Association of Tie Manufacturers, supplying the wholesale trade. A condition of membership in these early years was that no member would employ cutters at more than 42 shillings a week. (At the request of the Association it seems tie workers were included in the scope of the Shirtmaking Trade Board in 1921). In 1920 the LMTA became affiliated to the Shirt and Collar Manufacturers' Federation which then changed its name to the Shirt, Collar and Tie Manufacturers' Federation. The LMTA changed its name to the Tie Manufacturers' Association in April 1945.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited with the Modern Records Centre in 1981 by the British Clothing Industry Association and forms part of its archive.

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The records of similar associations can also be found within MSS.222.