The feather in England
In England, the feather paint shop of the Jaffé and Sons factory is the only establishment dealing with the dyeing, processing and supply of feathers in the country.
The feather in Belgium
In Belgium, the feather is used for taxidermy as well as for the decoration of carnival and procession costumes. Feathers are used by the costume renters of the Binche carnival and for the Marches de l’Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse. These events, which preserve the cultural and intangible heritage of Belgian humanity, use feathers; the hat of the Gille de Binche is made of white ostrich feathers weighing up to four kilos, and the two-horned hats of the officers of the First Empire are covered with goose feathers.
The feather in France
The feather also slides into the greatest Parisian cabarets such as the Crazy Horse or the Lido. Feathers, sequins, boas, and talented artists are four emblematic and irreplaceable elements of a cabaret show. However, the great couturiers don’t use feathers in their entirety, they rework them: the Maison Legeron in Paris is known for its handcrafted feather flowers to adorn the dresses and hats of haute couture around the world.
The feather in Italy
In Italy, we also find feather factories that make high fashion pieces for great designers.