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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.