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M&S Textile Technologists Product Testing Stockings in 1957

1957 photograph showing M&S textile technologists running the first size survey: 'A Scientific Approach to Stocking Sizes'. They wanted to find out how to make M&S stockings fit better for more women, so 600 women had their legs measured and a range of 'super-fit tailored' nylons was produced


Image: © M&S Company Archive