Fashion Originators' Guild of America

(FOGA)
   This is an organization that was begun in 1932 by twelve apparel manufacturers in response to widespread copying in the ready-to-wear business. By 1941, the organization represented 176 manufacturers. These manufacturers refused to sell to any retailer which also sold garments copied from their originals. The organization was disbanded when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled its practices illegal under the terms of the Sherman Clayton Act.
   See also Copyist.

Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. .

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