the post-war period Harold’s mainly produced bags for other brands.
These production orders formed the basis for the development of Harold’s
own brand in the sixties and seventies. In the seventies, however,
these customers (brands) began to move abroad for bag productions. The
process went on until the nineties. From about 1995, just finishings and
repairs were carried out in Obertshausen. However, this remaining
craftsmanship service safed our know-how and the most important sewing
machines and production tools could be kept in the factory. In addition,
thanks to long-term cooperation with our partners in India and
Colombia, we were able to enlarge our know-how.
We learned to what extent local cultural, historical conditions can influence the making of bags. In consequence we have resumed the production of bags in our own manufactory in Obertshausen in 2010. In here, we are focusing on models which systematically consider local conditions. The models result from a well balanced mixture of simple design, material availability, local cost structures, regionality and individual treatment during manufacturing. We produce authentically local bags, which can only be produced in this form and expression in the own manufactory.