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Florence's Antique Silk Factory

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January 4, 2012
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It's unusual to find a modern factory using equipment that's more than a few decades old. But in Florence, Italy, there's a silk factory that uses hand looms built more than 200 years ago, not as a novelty, but to make fabric every day.


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