The Samobor region has long since abounded with craft professions that developed in accordance with the development of the settlements and the city itself. There is no written evidence of the oldest craftsmanships in Samobor, but it is believed to have been developing since the 16th century. Craftsmens, like in other places, originated from former fraternities. The number of craftsmen in Samobor was always significant; In 1754. a total of 148 artisans from 28 different occupations were recorded. At that time, they present a significant economic and commercial power.
In the last century one of the most prominent crafts in Samobor was a mill. Then it was said, "milling is the best trade, miller is a gentleman." The mill was working in winter and summer, if the city water stream allowed and if there was anything to grind. Leather has also been among the strongest local crafts since ancient times. The suitable location of Samobor and plenty of water contributed to the early development of this craft. There were also lots of bootmakers, tanners, hat makers, button makers.