Why were clothes rationed during World War 2?
== == The foods and clothes were very scarce during the Blitz and had to be put on rationing to share them out equally between families. Actually clothes rationing started in June of 1941 and it was done in order to free up factory space and about 450, 000 workers to make ammunition.
You need to specify a country and a time. There's a widespread misconception that specific goods were simply either rationed or not rationed and that the amount(s) allowed then remained constant throughout the war. The tendency in all coutries was for more and more things to be rationed, and for the amounts allowed to be reduced. In Britain, for example, bread was not rationed during World War 2, only afterwards!