Sunday, April 21, 2013


'Barraban' is one of the old labels that still show up every now and then; in a vintage beret at an auction or on posters or postcards - Barraban had some great artwork made for their beret promotions.
Jean-Pierre Barraban was the founder of the Barraban Berets Factory in 1792 (so well before Blancq-Olibet, the oldest beret manufacturer still in operation since 1819) . He was born in Abos on March 25, 1770 and died October 30, 1840 in Oloron Sainte Marie, the "beret capital" of the world. 
His successors continued the business until it's closer in the 2nd half of last century.

The shelter of the pedestrian link was made ​​with the frame of the old factory Barraban
On the place where once the factory stood, you'll find a semi-covered car park; the frame and roof parts of the original factory building

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