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Business was booming in Winnipeg in the early 1900’s
as businesses seized the opportunities offered by large-scale
settlement of the Prairies.
George R. Gregg, a salesman and manufacturer’s agent
founded his company in Winnipeg in 1897. His market was in
Japanese silks, a popular material for women’s afternoon
and evening wear, but he also built a profitable business
by importing other oriental textiles and items such as china,
matting, rugs, curios and toys via a network of Asian buyers.