Archive pour November 2011

Frederic SORNIN the Domaine des Ronze: from motorbike to organic wine is only one step

Thursday 24 November 2011

We are October 29, 2011, and hop off I went in the Beaujolais to go to meet SORNIN Frederic and her companion. The first time I met Frederic was in January 2011 because I signed up as an exhibitor at the Salon des Milles Wheels (March 2011), a motorcycle show in Villefranche sur Saône – I gave them all exposed accessories tire and tube recycling. Frederic Sornin is the organizer of the show, out of pure passion for motorcycles.

 

That’s it, you say I’m mad I’ll tell you about motorcycle on a blog that talks a lot about the environment. Well, no, I’ll just tell you about a human being who is not only insensitive to the environment but it is an actor acting for the environment: it produces wines from the farming and primarily from organic farming. All passions coexist and there is certainly no rules of conduct to love such and such activity, although initially it might seem incompatible.

 

I arrive on the field and I enter the courtyard of the house I see a chicken cooked in an “oven” in bricks baked with vine shoots humm … I’ll enjoy. We start the visit of the field, first with the vegetable garden overflowing with squash and other vegetables. It passes through the vines to go towards the tanks. Frederic explains to me that it produces on the field in Red Beaujolais from Morgon and Régnié

In Red Bio: From Village Beaujolais

Rosé and reigned: the sparkling and normal

It does not produce white since the land is non-calcareous, granitic terrain are more favorable for red and rosé wines

The company has been operating for four generations, his grandfather was already exporting wine before the war of 14. When I asked Frederick why the choice of organic, naturally he explains that his father by force of circumstances was an organic farmer: he had no tractors, he did not use insecticides after war.

 

And what is that production has become non-bio: the arrival of the tractors, the development of Beaujolais Nouveau, the arrival of repeated treatments and insecticides with systemic compositions.

How would you explain the explosion of Beaujolais Nouveau and what are the consequences? With the arrival of autumn people are more pessimistic: so it was a kind of demand from people and marketing get involved… . In addition, the Gamay is well suited to intensive cultivation. One consequence of this massive exploitation from Tarare to Macon is the eradication of livestock in the Beaujolais. Today starts a little bit to go out of style in France and works well once the export by sea from October 10 to create the global event.

 

We then move to get lunch and in fact I loved it. We started dissertations about global warming which disturbs : the harvest should are done earlier and earlier in the calendar, some trees and plants grow more easily than before in the mountains of Beaujolais while we found it in some tropical or subtropical areas

I had a delicious moment, I drank excellent wine (in moderation) and I met people who love our earth!

 

Blog  Domaine des Ronzes : http://domainedesronze.canalblog.com/

Facebook’ page of  domaine des Ronzes : http://www.facebook.com/pages/domaine-des-ronze

 

Buy is vote

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Buy is vote

Think a littler bit about this small sentence….

It speaks to you?

 

 

To buy something  is involved in a vote and thus the choices we make when buying a particular product that goes to a foundation of the world as we wish

 

 

 

 

At the initiative Le Marché Citoyen and Colibris in the wensite Consommer Autrement (Consume differently) , you can play a small exercize to analyze five stages of a purchase as described below

 

At the end of this short survey(in French) you will see your score and compare it with others.

You can even participate in a draw and maybe win a prize

 

Quat’Rues is involved for associations

Wednesday 23 November 2011

At the end of the year-QUAT RUES is not only involved with the messages of T-shirts they create and they distribute.

Until December 31, 2011 for all purchases made on their website, Quat-Streets reverse 3% to an association.

And you will have  the choice of the association are:

Le Réseau éducation sans frontières www.educationsansfrontieres.org (Education Without Borders Network)

SOS Racisme Rhône : www.sosracismerhone.org (SOS Racism Rhone)

La Fédération Rhônes-Alpes de Protection de la Nature : www.frapna-region.org (Federation Rhone-Alpes for the Protection of Nature)

Il Etait une Fois une Rencontre : http://iefr.ath.cx/ (One Upon a time a Encounter)

 

I like to share these initiatives with you

 

La source des femmes (the source of woman) : the movie

Friday 11 November 2011

I have not really used to like to share my every move, but then, the recurring theme that I like this post I am sharing with you: Women.  I went to the cinema this evening for November 10 go to “La Source des Femmes (the source of woman)” by Radu Mihaileanu

The story takes place today in a small village, somewhere between North Africa and the Middle East, as stated in the synopsis of the film.

Early in the film, the camera focuses on the details or the “infinitely small” by showing how hard it is to fetch water every day in the mountains, when you’re a woman and that was a man sitting at a sidewalk cafe all day.

 

These women love their men, love to make love, love the Qur’an, love their children, love to laugh and joke! One of them ,more educated with the help of an older woman who has experienced things that no woman would bear, they decide to strike love. No sex until their men moves and help them to get water without having to transport or to have the same men who carry water from the mountains. In short it is not earned in a country steeped in ancient traditions, religious and traditional.

 

The whole film is punctuated by moments funny, tender and deeply human. It does not see an intellectual film, it is a movie female but not feminist. We just see a movie full of emotions and especially not mushy. This film is not whining on the contrary it is a little optimistic as we see. It’s a film that depicts the difficult conditions of North African woman or even women in general. I could stop to  think of all the Indian and African women I meet and I have met with in my current and past experiences.

Situations are often criticized by singing, you hear the women singing throughout the film to express their feelings and distress. Music, songs, dances are not an addition to draw you a tear, but are an integral part of this beautiful film.

 

  • Leila Bekhti who plays Leila is convincing by its determination
  • Byouna, who plays the Old Rifle, is surprising by tenderness generated by the role of this strong woman
  • Quiet strength of Saleh Bakri who plays the role Sami

 

I can only encourage you to go see this movie, you will leave the room refreshed and full of enthusiasm. Nothing vindictive or nasty just the human and common sense, no less


The director Radhu Mihailenau is the son of a Romanian Jewish journalist. In 1980 he left Romania during the Ceausescu dictatorship and sought refuge in Israel, then to France where he studied film at IDHEC (former name of the Fémis) and then worked as assistant director in the 1980s, including with Marco Ferreri. (Source Wikipedia)

 

This is not the first movie I watch from this director. He have done in the past two following movies :

  • Le Concert (the concert)The show tells the story of mad ex Bolshoi musicians who organize a concert in Paris:
  •  Va, Vis et deviens (go, live and become)Live and Become: in a refugee camp in Sudan mother, Christian, pushes his son to pretend to be Jewish in order to survive.

 

Click here for all the cast of the movie

The official website of the film (in French )

Other post on movies and woman : Woman are heroes

Juste before the movie I got the good surprise to see this poetic clip on recycled paper (In French)


 

Marron Rouge new collection : with a plastic bottle we do a bag

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Here is the penultimate post on our new collections

 

A new recycled fashion accessories made in the new collection of Marron Rouge wool made from recycled plastic bottles. So we imagined bags, all simple, and funky. Thanks to the inventiveness of Marie Noëlle, we also made small accessories: earrings and key rings in leaf shape. A symbol.

Real yarn and yarn made from recycled plastic bottles

Credentials : – Photo : Aline Périer    –    Product Design  : Marie-Noëlle Bayard  et Jean-Marc (Marron Rouge) –  Manufacturing :  NGO in Delhi  –     Presse  : My beautifull RP

 

 

You can find these products on Marron Rouge’ website

New products of Marron Rouge , other posts :

Inflated collection

Lenght ahead

Mesh knitted

The tribe of stuffed toys grow up

 

 

Marron Rouge new collection : the tribes of stuffed toys is growing up

Wednesday 9 November 2011


The new collection of Marron Rouge is never-ending

Marie Noëlle Bayard, our funny designer, did not stop in the bags of wool in creation: a new collection of soft toys from organic cotton and blue. The young and old will learn very quickly with Doggy Dog, Cat Bertrand, Teddy Bear, Jeanot the Rabbit … Johnny. They are beautiful, they are bio, they are blue they are t Bayard the new organic stuffed toys

Credentials: – Photo : Aline Périer    –    Product Design : Marie-Noëlle Bayard   –  Manufacturing : Reinserted women in the neihbough of Calcutta –     Drawing and Press  : My beautifull RP

 

You can find these products on Marron Rouge’ website

New products of Marron Rouge , other posts :

Inflated collection

Lenght ahead

Mesh knitted

With a plastic bottle we do a bag

 

 

Marron Rouge new collection : Mesh knitted!

Wednesday 9 November 2011

This week we are launching our new collection and we will present them n lines.

 

In the news this winter, we have our creative home, Marie Noëlle Bayard our funny designer, created a collection of bags of wool that we have cleverly mixed with cotton and felt. Not only did she imagine the bags but all the accessories that go with it, purses and pockets evenings mercerized cotton, strips of leather, jute, all colorful and trendy.

 

Credentials: – Photo : Aline Périer      My beautifull RP–    Product Design : Marie-Noëlle Bayard   –  Manufacturing : Community of knitting women in Northen India –     Dessins et Presse  : My beautifull RP

You can find these products on Marron Rouge’ website

New products of Marron Rouge , other posts :

Inflated collection

Lenght ahead

The tribe of stuffed toys grow up

With a plastic bottle we do a bag

 

Marron Rouge new collection : lenght ahead

Wednesday 9 November 2011

 

The first of the two lines was found on a trade show in Delhi and we have been visited the workshops of the artisans in the north of Delhi. Working conditions in which employees worked were rather above the average. There was a good atmosphere and the laughs were at the rendezvous. Once made this visit, we could start thinking about making a collection dedicated to Marron Rouge bags. The results :  unpublished bags, very pretty and fun.

Credentials : – Photo : Aline Périer   My beautifull RP  –    Product Design : Jean-Marc (Marron Rouge)   –  Manufacturing : Woirkshop in the area of Delhi –      Press  : My beautifull RP

 

The second range is a frenzy of “creator”. When I went in April, 2011 in Calcutta to launch the collection of organic cotton stuffed animals, I began to rave and I asked if we could sew a measuring tape with an inch of zipper. And by little we had finished started the collection of organic cotton stuffed animals, but we created the first prototype of the Tailor bag . I actually thought about my father, who was a tailor, throughout the day. I dedicate him this collection

Crédits : – Photo : Aline Périer    –    Product Design : Jean-Marc (Marron Rouge)   –  Manufacturing : Reinserted women in the neihbough of Calcutta –     Press  : My beautifull RP

 

 You can find these products on Marron Rouge’ website

New products of Marron Rouge , other posts :

Inflated collection

Mesh knitted

The tribe of stuffed toys grow up

With a plastic bottle we do a bag

 

 

Marron Rouge new collection : inflated

Wednesday 9 November 2011

I’m glad to have fallen in!

Yes, somebody would have said when I was a computer “yuppie” that I will  become  a designer for ethics fashion accessories , it would have left me skeptical.

Leave his comfortable life and build a crazy project since 2009 and to reach today with a new collection which is made by players in the social economy, which is environmentally friendly, yeah glad to be fell in. The new collections of Marron Rouge  are arrived and we will make you discover throughout this week. To start the whole range in Tyres, inner tubes and recycled seatbelt, exclusive collection of bags, shopping bags, backpacks, bags to yoga mat, small accessories, wallets, purses, coasters, as well as elements of interior design: ottomans, doors magazines, carries wood for the long winter evenings …. With this collection geeks will be able to recycle, you make jealous and envious because no one will have the same bag that you look rather

Credentials : – Photo : Aline Périer    –    Product Design : Jean-Marc (Marron Rouge)   –    Manufacturing : NGO which is fighting against poverty in Delhi    –    Drawing and Press  : My beautifull RP

 

Producxts available on Marron Rouge’s website

New products of Marron Rouge , other posts :

Lenght ahead

Mesh knitted

The tribe of stuffed toys grow up

With a plastic bottle we do a bag

 

A big thank to Quat’Rues

Monday 7 November 2011

As you know the last weekend I was in SAINT-Etienne on the show TATOU JUSTE  the show to Eat, to Live, To Move  Around, To Grow Up, To Learn, To Work otherwise.

 

I live in the city center of Lyon and the Parc des Expositions of Saint Etienne is very close to the station then, on Friday evening I decided to leave my car in Saint Etienne and make all journeys between Lyon and Saint Etienne by train.

 

Everything goes well until Sunday morning and I point the tip of my nose at the station of Part Dieu  and bang what that allowed me to arrive on time for the opening of the exhibition , the train is suppressed! I’ll see at the counter and the employee tells me that this is a strike between Lyon and Stephen Sain. I would have been not warned?

 

I try to put my brain in place (Sunday morning) and I think that my next door neighbour is one of the characters that I had cooked for Thursday ethical fashion in the person of Harold from Quat’Rues! Call and immediately we find ourselves in Lyon that he gets me and took me to the exhibition. Not only is this spirit of solidarity has made me a great service but he also traveled by car in a friend that I had met that morning at the station and filed in Saint-Etienne.

 

 

The commitment is not only the messages of their T-Shirts

 

Thanks Harold!

Thanks Quat’Rues!