For over forty-five years, the museum of Modern Art has been adding paper bag designs to their Shopping Bag Museum. There you will find designs from most of the major retailers.
Companies are now trying to push reusable bags to help keep costs down. The paper bag has had a rather short – lived history after its development in 1915. Companies introduced plastic bags in 1965 and because of the problems with pollution, companies are introducing reusable bags.
Retail companies can order paper bag designs for their products and many paper bag distributors look for new designs yearly. Here are some of the designs from the past currently on display at the Shopping Bag Museum: