Rags To Riches: George Jacobstein

While Rose Brand is the “one stop shopping” spot for designers looking for soft goods, the company literally has a “rags to riches” story. When Rose Brand president George Jacobstein joined the company in 1975, it was called Rose Brand Wipers and its specialty was not scrims, LED curtains, or drops, but rather cleaning cloths and rags that were used by machine shops and furniture finishers. “We sold mill ends to lots of different customers; that led to selling muslin and canvas to schools, an

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