The invention of paper was a real change in packaging. When this happened, of course, it was a long way from modern quality packages with logos to those primitive types of packaging. Mostly paper was used for letters, but it was she who, as a very flexible and ecologically clean material, is still one of the most widely used packaging.
The Chinese were the first to appreciate the practical properties of the paper, and even the 6th century wrapped presents in it. And only after almost 10 centuries, the paper packaging reached Europe. And gift bags familiar to all of us.They were invented in Great Britain, where they were given color to paper bundles and began to put images on them. The progenitor of the paper bag is considered to be the French invention. In the abbeys of France, paper glued into packages was decorated by nuns with beautiful paintings.
In England, in 1844, factory-made paper bags were first produced, where special automated machine tools were developed for their production. Gradually, the convenience of paper bags was appreciated by the whole world and in the 20th century such packaging began to be used quite widely, and no one remembered its past. Today, paper bags have become available everywhere.
Time flowed and a package of plain paper gradually improved, its density and, accordingly, its strength improved due to the use of multi-layer and corrugation. And in 1906, the first bag with handles appeared, which then caused a real sensation, because now you didn't have to carry stacks of bags with both hands - convenient handles allowed you to carry all the luggage in one hand.