The invention of the paper bag was a triumph of feminism | Curio

The invention of the paper bag was a triumph of feminism

8 mins | May 28, 2017

In the late 1860s, Margaret Knight, a tall, endlessly inquisitive and hard-working New Englander, went to work for the Columbia Paper Bag Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. Within a few years, her ingenious designs would revolutionise the industry.

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From Aeon magazine