Founded in 1830, the house of Laulhère is today the only remaining historic beret-maker in France and has a unique and exceptionally ancient heritage. They make the berets according to traditional processes and all production takes place in their historical premises in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, at the foot of the Pyrenees.
Their unique know-how was recognised in 2012 by being awarded the Living Heritage Enterprise label which promotes French know-how and excellence, and the Guaranteed Made in France label shared by only 350 companies that meet the stringent specifications for made-in-France claims. Their mission is to preserve this invaluable cultural practice as part of France’s heritage and is working to resurrect the beret in France and around the world.
With unsurpassed raw materials, traditional hand-crafted production, and age-old know-how, Laulhère’s workshops all come together to make the beret a noble product. It takes two full working days to make one, and sometimes longer, and a vast number of checks and adjustments to make each item a unique piece.
A national symbol for the French and recognized the world over, the beret is the encounter between tradition and a desire for freedom, elegance and non-conformism, making it a timeless must-have.