In 1916, our great-grandfather, Mendel Klein, opened a department store in Vienna, Austria. Not satisfied with the quality of bags his customers carried out of his store, he started constructing and printing his own bags.
Customers would come in for goods and always comment on the quality of the bags. Mendel taught his print and bag making secrets to his son, Joel.
Joel was set to take over the family store when the Nazi’s invaded Austria and our family was pulled from their store and forced into a concentration camp.