LA REINE'S LITTLE STORY
Reine Mère is a design studio and an object publishing house founded in 2006, based in Toulouse. Stéphane Clivier is the founder and has managed the brand for 14 years now. All of its objects are designed and manufactured in France, in small series, with respect for people and their environment.
Reine Mère encourages local manufacturing in order to offer ethical objects with respect for people and their environment. With this in mind, Reine Mère is committed to an approach that is both social and ecological to offer objects that are design responsibly. The products lifecycle is studied in its entirety, from design to recycling.
Through its network of French manufacturing partners, Reine Mère ensures the maintenance and development of local know-how and strives to limit its environmental impact. It promotes the use of natural materials from our regions: sustainably managed wood (PEFC * certification) mainly from forests in the Jura region, recycled paper and packaging, natural oil treatments, water-based glues, etc. For the assembly of its creations, Reine Mère is also developing partnerships with ESATs (Businesses and Services for Aid through Work).
We manufacture as close as possible to our premises in order to limit journeys between production and stocks. Part of the finishing, assembly and all shipments are carried out within Reine Mère. We look for our manufacturers as close as possible to the resource of materials. The premises of Reine Mère are also an integral part of this approach, made of a wooden frame, insulated with wood wool and nestled at the bottom of a wooded plot. Electricity is also produced there from renewable energies.
* Forest certification recognition program