Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Hat Factory Is Full!

Every summer we return to France, I wonder if the hat factory will finally be depleted - empty of all of the treasures we dig for each visit. And every year, I am delightfully surprised to see that it is as full as it ever was - with old silk labels, bolts of ribbon and stacks and stacks of straw hats! Here is just a little peek inside of the hat factory that closed over thirty years ago....as well as a look at Guy, the third generation owner, showing us how they used to sew together the straw braid to make the panama hats.


Camille Overmeer said...

Where is this hat factory in France? Looks interesting....we would wear Panama hats to school as part of our school uniforms.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh how i would love to see that in person and bring home some of that thread the pink spools