Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pradoluengo - The Story of a small Beret Factory in Burgos

This video was sent to me by a friend from Madrid and I believe it's now the highlight of this blog! 

The video shows in detail the whole process of manufacturing berets in a small scale artisan setting, providing insight in how berets are made and especially how a small business like this operated; labour conditions, machinery, lots of creative solutions and ingenuity... 
Mr Agustin Mingo stopped his business a number of years ago, leaving Boinas Elosegui the one remaining beret manufacturer in Spain. 
Thanks, Suso

1 comment:

  1. That was fascinating. Even without understanding most of what was said, I was glued to the screen, watching the production. It's sad to see these small artisan shops go out of business in favour of the factory sweatshops.