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Filling a void and need: Cotton and Burlap sack innovations''


As early as the late 1800's, flour and animal feed began to be sold in rough fabric sacks, prior these bags were often recycled into rags and towels., rather than wooden barrels.


Making clothing and other household articles from flour, sugar, potato or animal feed sacks was a surprisingly common practice in the late 19th through to mid-20th centuries.'''


During the great depression wrought with wide spread poverty, and the tough economic times of the Great Depression, housewives needed new ways to produce what their families needed, mills mills realized that some woman were using sacks to make clothes for their children. In response, the mills started using fabric with flowers printed on for their sacks. Thus a new industry was born and a need filled.









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