Last French beret factory faces closure
Despite being one of the most symbolic items of French fashion, future berets may no longer be produced in the country.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2012 11:43

France boasts some of the most famous fashion houses in the world, but there are few items of clothing more synonymous with the country than the beret.

However, the nation's last surviving factory that produces the item is now facing closure due to financial problems.

With cheaper production costs, the iconic hat may in the future be made in Asia.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Oloron-Sainte-Marie, southwestern France.

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