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How are restaurant napkins made?

Inside Rivolta Carmignani in Macherio, just north of Milan, the Rivolta family has been weaving and stitching fine hotel and restaurant linens for five generations. This bonus scene from the Anthony Bourdain-produced show Mind of a Chef goes inside their factory to capture how a bevy of precise machines, and the workers who run them, make restaurant napkins.

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