Gloves

The Millau area is well-known for its production of gloves, combining two local natural resources - sheep-skins from local herds to be transformed into kid-leather, and ample supplies of water for powering machinery and washing the skins. Glove-making grew in Millau until, in 1950, the town had 140 factories. This number has declined considerably since, but hundreds of people - particularly female home-workers - are still employed by the industry.




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