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Italian castle turned cashmere factory

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An Italian entrepreneur has transformed a castle and outbuildings in the medieval village of Solomeo into a cashmere factory which has proved a hit with local employees.

Brunello Cucinelli's factory runs along less traditional lines, there is no clock watching, and he says the well-being of workers is just as important as profits.

Wendy Urquhart reports.

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