It is a winter afternoon in the French Alps and the tiny glove shop owned by 69-year-old Jean Strazzeri is bustling with activity. His wife, Odile, is making packages, while his daughter Julie manages sales at the boutique counter. An intern sits at the sewing machine. But why does an old man still continues to make these gloves?
“I could have retired long ago, but I don’t want this profession to die with me,” [Strazzeri] says. “I will stop working the minute someone tells me they can carry the mantle after me.”
Find out more about Jean Strazzeri’s life, and the history of glove-making, over at Atlas Obscura.
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