Per a 1941 Associated Press article, CC41 meant "Controlled Commodity", and was a mark used in the United Kingdom during World War II to designate clothing that met the government's austerity regulations. The mark was used on so-called utility clothing and utility furniture manufactured during that period.
The CC41 logo was designed by Reginald Shipp.
- "Underwear Streamlined," Sept. 1941 Associated Press newspaper article
- "A Point of View: Dazzling in an age of austerity". BBC. 2011-12-31.
- "Utility Coat and Hat". V&A Museum of Childhood. Retrieved 2012-01-01.