Since the late Middle Ages, linen products were the most important product in the economy of the Jeleniogórska Basin. They were produced mainly by the work of hands of peasants, women and children Especially in the Jeleniogórska Basin, a special thin canvas called a voile was woven.
Emperor Ferdinand II in 1630 granted privileges to the city of Jelenia Góra, which contributed to the development and rapid economic growth of the Jeleniogórska Basin. In 1638 the Chamber of Commerce was founded. To this society belonged only native merchants, who at the same time had to control the compatibility of the quality of products.