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Pins and Needles: Last French Sewing Needle Company Still Thriving

May 22, 2018

Nestled in the French countryside, a small region has been known for making pins since the Middle Ages. Later, it added sewing needles.  At one point, it was the main industry in L’Aigle, France with hundreds of workshops in the area.

Today, only one remains. Bohin.

From sewing needles to pins, safety pins and glass head pins, Bohin has been in business for over 180 years. The company is known worldwide and ships its products to more than 30 countries with the help of FedEx.

Take a step back in time into France’s last remaining sewing needle factory, and see how the old ways of production still work today.



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