The Beret… A national symbol  for the French and recognized the world over, the beret is so closely knit into the French culture its now a part of our DNA. The goal is to protect and conserve this unique headwear by respecting a centuries old tradition, 175 years and counting. The manufacturing process has evolved in some aspects but 80% of the production is still hand crafted using machines that where built on-site and a “know-how” handed down from generation to generation. Oloron-St-Marie was once the epicenter of beret producers and today Laulhère is the very last.