Parapluie de Cherbourg: an umbrella for any weather

A popular film around the world, a magical soundtrack and an umbrella shop that became famous despite being pure fantasy... at the time. Jacques Demy's film inspired 22 year old Jean-Pierre Yvon to create his own brand and Le Véritable Cherbourg umbrella factory in the heart of town in 1986. His son, Charles Yvon, now…


Reviving Normandy’s flax industry: sustainable textile production

The essence of economic fabric? By definition, the system of producing and managing material wealth from design to end product. From crop to clothing via scutching, weaving and knitting: Normandy has helped France make a name for itself as the home for every component of its world-renowned high quality flax. Normandy's La French Filature in…


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