But let’s go back to the beginning. The spinning and weaving factory of Franciszek Ramisch was created gradually, starting from 1889. Since 1879, Ramisch operated a hand weaving plant making cotton products and employed 8 workers who produced approx. 10,000 handkerchiefs. By 1889, the factory already had a steam engine and 64 power looms, and it employed 70 workers. In 1897, it employed 227 workers, and by 1905 the workforce numbered 452. The machines, primarily the looms, were destroyed during World War I. In 1924, a joint stock company was formed – “Franciszek Ramisch” Cotton Products Factory, employing approx. 1000 workers. The number of employees dropped by half in 1935. Further growth of the company was halted by the outbreak of World War II.