Glanshammar is a small village with only a few hundred people, in central Sweden’s Örebro county. Driving due west from Stockholm will get you there in two hours. There you will find a convenience store, pizza joint, gas station, church, school and a sports field. When we were grewing up there, it was the safest and friendliest place on earth. Nature was everywhere, with swimming holes, forests and lakes around every corner. This was our tiny universe. This was our starting point when we began exploring the world around us. Little did we know that our growing up here would be the very base for the company we later formed and called Sandqvist Bags and Items.