Gabee, a niche family business that started off 65 years ago as a handbag specialist, is being reinvented for the third time.
Back in 1949, Heinz Arnheim set up the business which he named after his wife Gabriella. Arnheim had grown up in the city of Forst in Brandenburg, Germany. His family ran textile mills and he grew up learning the process of manufacturing cloth. With the Nazis persecuting Jews, he left Germany in 1939. He was on one of the last boats out.