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The fine near-forgotten art of Plumasserie —the skilled craft of preparing and applying feathers by hand— is a lost tradition dating back to couture houses of the 1800’s. At the turn of the 19th century there were approximately 800 feather workshops in Paris and today there are no more than four that remain.
Considered to be a Métier d’art, Plumasserie is today the work of expert artisans. The feather applications are very specific and calculated, as each plume is carefully chosen and applied by hand. After being ethically sourced, the feathers are calibrated then washed and steamed to restore color and texture. Finally, they are cut and shaped specifically for the chosen technique and worked entirely by hand.
The skilled hands that meticulously embellish every Sacco Baret creation, are also the ones praised and requested by some of the most prestigious Haute Couture Houses to execute their visions.
Due to a well preserved historical stock, the artisan Plumassiers of Sacco Baret are able to present through their work some of the rarest plumes available around the globe. Sacco Baret works in accordance with CITES, the Washington Convention to ensure ethical treatment of exotic species, to procure feathers in a way that is ethical, safe, and sustainable.