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OUR CRAFTMANSHIP

 

In order to manufacture this artifact known as the pride of the italian hat industry, Barbisio follows an efficient, multi-layered production process and employs the finest craftsmanship. It starts off with "the blowing" of the best quality of hair such as "garenne", "clapier", "bcb", and "ou" among others. Then the "basters" sketch the shape of the cone. Next, there is the "fulling", performed mechanically or manually depending on the needs and characteristics of the felt you wish to obtain. The next step is the "dye", which is realized in a wide gradation of colours. Then there are the complex works of "shaping", "refinishing" and "finishing", which gives the felt its special feature. Finally there are the accurate works of "sealing" (with the application of moroccos, ribbons, linings, etc.), which leads to the final product.