An urban it bag
Elegant, expandable and resistant, the backpack Jack is made from water repellent fabric from recycled marine canvas, seat belts and automotive rubber. Ethical, it takes place in a laboratory that employs people weakened by a disability.
Saint Lazare, maboutiquefrancaise.com, € 138.
A leather rescue to be sewn
Once upon a time there were three designers from important fashion houses who noticed that some designers, following the cancellation of the prototypes, did not use the ordered leathers. They therefore decided to join forces and buy back these titles to create a leather goods line, Armed bandit, a nod to their first pieces (wallet, purse, etc.). Production is carried out in the Graulhet workshop in the Tarn and within a radius of only 3 km. Bandit Manchot clutch bag in recycled leather, € 43.
Paris cloud he makes his jewels in his Parisian workshop, in collaboration with French artisans. Brune, the designer, is inspired by fauna and flora to design pieces of great finesse. Also respectful of nature, the brand donates part of the profits to the Terre d’abeilles and Ruban rose associations. € 99 jewels.
A committed range
The trendy components of the winter survival kit, hats and scarves go hand in hand. This duo, from the capsule “Made in France Auchan”, it will be a perfect anti-cold ally. The large retailer wanted to develop a new line of clothing and accessories made in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in specialized workshops. In Extenso, cap, € 14.99; scarf, € 19.99.
There are now sports shoes that, in addition to being “made in France”, are eco-responsible, repairable and recyclable. We are also spoiled for choice! SESSILE FFC From the name of this oak that grows back on scorched earth and whose bark is used for tanning leather, the brand is one of the precursors. Since 1927, all manufacturing steps have been carried out in the Mont-jean-sur-Loire (49) workshop, from the development of the models to their boxing, passing through patronage, cutting, assembly, sewing and check. In leather, € 139. ROYAL MER Best known for its nautical sweaters, the brand, eager to diversify, has decided to leverage its knitwear know-how to launch a shoe this year. It is in his historic workshop in La Regrippière (44) that the uppers are knitted before being sent 40 kilometers away, to a workshop in Maine-et-Loire, to be assembled there. In recycled polyamide, € 149. ERAM In 1927 Albert-René Biotteau creates the famous shoe brand. It is in reference to this date that Eram chose the name 1927 for his new line of sneakers, made in Maine-et-Loire. In leather, 120 €.
In the days of “chat” and instant messaging, Maud Lemonnier, jewelry designer Sweet words, prefers to send messages from the past: kind words in Morse code to wear as talismans. It is in the workshop of Morteau, in Doubs, that about fifteen employees and a few independent publishers work. The cards are also printed locally. Customizable, these bracelets are made with glass beads and gold-plated beads. Magic bracelet, € 32.
Glasses from our regions
Launch of the ATOL One or, a line of eco-design eyeglasses. Produced in Ain and Jura, the models are made with materials of biological origin and recyclable. All pairs are self-adjusting and six mixed frame shapes in twenty-four colors are available. € 175. OPTIC 2000 also offers the collection Gabin & Leonie, with the brand of guaranteed French origin, whose frames are also designed and manufactured in the Jura basin. In acetate (organic for some) and biodegradable. € 199.
This is a successful launch! In a short time the very young brand Sow has collected, on the crowdfunding site Ulule, 1,212% of the amount necessary for his project of linen jeans made in France, “from the seed to the finished product”. The linen, grown in Normandy, is spun in Hirsingue, in Alsace. This step was made possible thanks to the Emanuel Lang factory, which chose, in 2020, to repatriate a linen. The next steps – dyeing, processing and washing – are carried out in the Upper Rhine, Orne and Sarthe. Therefore, the production chain remains hexagonal. Linen jeans, € 195.
A separate shirt
Annie Blatt has made a remarkable comeback! Acquired by Marion Carrette, the brand wants to be local to the end. Its angora comes from western France, from breeders who have signed the “French Angora charter” guaranteeing the quality of the fleece and the well-being of the animal. All models are imagined, designed, knitted in house and the colors are exclusive. You can choose between a pre-designed sweater (starting from € 249), or a knitting kit (starting from € 36) to create your own garment.
A centuries-old miner
Born in Lorient in 1922, The Minor (the Breton miner), a knitwear specialist, has never outsourced production. For a hundred years, the know-how has been handed down from generation to generation. But the company went through difficult days, from the late 1970s until its acquisition in 2018. Thanks to investments and the renewal of the machinery, the business has resumed and jobs have been created. Sailor wool top, € 175.
A conscientious collaboration
St. James And Tuffera workshop, two of the oldest French manufacturers, have joined forces to design a collection from a hemp and wool based material that gives the look of denim, woven in France. This unisex capsule (pea coat, sweater, jeans and apron) brings together the know-how and style of each of the brands. Starting from 159 €.
Clothes that make sense
Every month, The gentle factory unveils ephemeral collections for men and women with strong themes linked to his commitments. Locally designed with eco-responsible materials, those of autumn-winter 2022-2023 revolve around movement, nature, the ocean and peace, a very beautiful program. Lagentlefactory.com, between 45 and 80 €.
A legendary brand
Renè Lalique he was the jeweler of sumptuous Art Nouveau jewelry. It was from 1907 that he moved towards decoration, then his style evolved towards the Art Deco style. We will have to wait until 2012 for the maison to return to its origins by launching jewelery lines made in the only Lalique factory in the world, located in Wingen-sur-Moder, in Alsace, and which this year celebrated its 100th anniversary. Aréthuse line in crystal, from € 150.
Balzac Paris has imagined a collection of sweaters in GRS certified recycled wool and 100% made in France. The pieces are made in a factory labeled Living Heritage Company (EPV) in Roanne for some and, for others, in Saint-Malo thanks to 3D Tex technology and zero waste. Shirt with emblem, € 115.