Mauléon is famous for making espadrilles, the comfortable canvas shoes that tie around the ankles. Nearby, Ney is known for the fabrication of classic berets and there’s a museum of the beret. This virtual tour of an abandoned beret factory intrigues me: are human head shapes changing? Will the beret fit?
Nathalie Costes designs contemporary espadrilles – comfortable and natural footwear.