The barrette blanks that are are made in France will all be stamped "made in France" They have only two parts to them, the barrette back and the
hinged clip. Chinese copies are often sold as a "french clip" but they
will not have the "made in France" stamp on them. You will find the
Chinese version also have three separate parts, they tend to break and
are made of a weaker steel. The measurement given is the length of the
barrette back from end to end. You can use these barrette backs
to glue, solder or sew things on to. Some items may be finished enough
to use as is, but we think they may also be used as a base or pad to
build your craft creations on. French auto-lock barrette backs are of Superior quality and meet EU Nickel directive.
French Barrette, Hair Findings
Notice: Regarding MADE IN FRANCE barrettes....This is an end of life product. Factory has closed. Please plan accordingly. We have limited stock and any new stock has come from retail outlets, hence price increases. Please note we now have a Asian made 80mm substitute for the french clips. The design is the same, quality good. We will be slowly migrating to this company as other sizes are available, Thanks Chris
Below you will find the real French barrette backs and various Many customers insist on only genuine made in France barrettes as they contain only 2 separate parts and the steel is stronger and less apt to bend or break. There is no denying they are better. You will also find Asian hair findings like glue on bobby pins, head bands, alligator clips.