Pewex was the name for the interior export (nice new-speak) shops where Poles could buy otherwise unobtainable goods coming from capitalist hell. Only hard currency was accepted. It was a clever communist way for getting dollars from the citizen.
We're always suckers for great vintage design here at Flavorpill, and we particularly swoon over inventive package designs. So obviously, when we saw these adorable Polish soap packages over at BoingBoing, we were in love.