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. Our goal is to protect and conserve this unique headwear by respecting a centuries old tradition, 175 years and counting. Our 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.
In 2011 the factory was awarded the rights to work and supply the Nato group of members with a military grade combat range.
The House of Laulhère is now the only beret-maker that makes its berets entirely in France and uses traditional processes.