Archive pour la catégorie ‘Marron Rouge’


Tuesday 10 April 2018

Marron Rouge launches “Les Residences” on his site

Friday 2 June 2017





As of June 2017, Marron Rouge has set up on its site, Les Résidences for actors in Recycling, Upcycling. We will welcome for about 3 months an actor engaged in the territories of expression of Marron Rouge namely Design and Recycling.

We are not going to hide from you that this subject of Circular Economy is close to our heart, and we will not be spared to share with you those projects, initiatives or companies involved in this process. We will not have borders, geographical or material, even if it is a material we are already working on. Talent and beautiful personalities are not uncommon on our planet, so let’s share.

For this first we welcome the Rennais, Vausselia who designates with taste the sails of boat and you can order these creations directly on the site of Marron Rouge.





(Français) Marron Rouge adhère à TECHTERA et rejoint le Club Recyclage et Economie Circulaire dans l’Industrie Textile

Wednesday 15 March 2017



(Français) Pour Penser lance la saison 3 du projet fou sur Ulule, la magie du livre et du récit à soutenir

Wednesday 15 March 2017



Due to La Fabrique AVIVA , Marron Rouge could pretend to a financing up to 50.000 € : Vote for us

Tuesday 14 March 2017












We have been selected by LA FABRIQUE AVIVA as a committed project promoter and as such we could pretend for a funding  up to € 50,000. In order for us to be eligible for this funding just vote for us by following the link below.

Vote for us.

Send to your friends and acquaintances to vote for the project Marron Rouge. You have 10 votes available and you have the possibility to give us the full 10 votes.
The end of the votes is for April 14, 2017.
We thank you in advance for your help and due to your vote we will pursue the dynamics of our crowdfunding campaign


Marron Rouge is a major player in Upcycling and Recycling in France and designs intelligent waste management as an art of living.


After creating  the company Marron Rouge in 2009, and becoming a major player in recycling in France, setting up a manufacturing company with Indian NGOs, Jean-Marc Attia launches in the local French manufacturing with actors of the  Social and solidarity economy in the French Auvergne region Rhône-Alpes


Today Marron Rouge  implement a French manufacturing  of fashion accessories that will stage French industrialists, ESATs ( workshop for reinserted handicapped people) in the  French Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region and the know-how of Marron Rouge: the creation of design objects by recycling , Recovery and processing of waste.


One of the positive impacts will be to transform waste into a circular neighbourhood economy. Marron Rouge will continue to support Indian projects in which he has been committed over the long term.


Establish a long-term collaboration with the local ESAT * to work with recycled materials.

* Establishment and Help Service by Labour is in France is a medico-social institution of protected work, reserved for people with disabilities and aiming at their insertion or social and professional reintegration.

French manufacturers have come into direct contact with Marron Rouge to upgrade their waste and scrap and surplus production. The Lyon competitiveness cluster TECHTERA has brought together Marron Rouge and French industrialists, sometimes local, to devise design solutions for the treatment of their waste.


Mid-October 2016 a crowdfunding campaign was launched to raise € 20,000 with the ULULE platform. The sum collected was € 20,640  to :

– launch the manufacture of the first prototype bags by the ESAT in the French area Auvergne region Rhone Alpes

– create templates for models of bags and accessories

– produce a first collection for sale to the general public and the distribution network

– make a press campaign

– pay commissions and VAT on this campaign


The project has already started in early 2017 with a first production of bags and accessories in blue judo mats, which will is available since begining of March 2017.



The project could progress faster with additional funding of € 50,000:


– 7.500 € extra would be used to buy our own machine to make our prototypes and some unique pieces

– 7.500 € additional fund would improve our website

– An extra 25,000 € would allow us to hire 2 people part – time, for a first time for at least one year to boost the communication and the commercial and then turn these contracts into permanent contracts

– With 5,000 € we could call on new designers for the creation of new models


The utility of the project is divided into two essential factors:


– Environmental benefits:

.No production of raw materials for the production of our creations .Valorization of falls and surplus productions of French industrialists

. Recycling of materials

. Limited carbon footprint for production using local industrial resources, ESAT and design in the region Auvergne Rhône Alpes

. Recycling or upcycling through design


– Human and Solidarity Utility:

. Employment of people from reintegration

. Job creation in the region


Jean-Marc Attia: self-taught initially, then Director of Operations in computer groups, then L’INSEAD in Fontainebleau, followed by humanitarian missions in Africa with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

In 2008, he was thrilled and questioned, leaving him “all left”, to create Marron Rouge in 2010. Seven years later the model is local and French.














(Français) Kurious : fait par des curieux, pour des curieux et attiser votre curiosité

Tuesday 13 December 2016

(Français) 6 jours pour transformer

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Marron Rouge : The Movie

Sunday 11 September 2016



Go on stage for Marron Rouge !!!
And win gifts certificates…
Become a director and to tell us what you think about Marron Rouge.

How ?

It’s simple, express yourself with a little film from 15 to 30 seconds to tell us what you think about Marron Rouge. Be inventive , creative , and if you have a developed sense of humor, it’s better

Send your movie to , give us permission to distribute and use this film
You have until September 20 midnight to send your film.
The selected films will be rewarded with a gift certificate for the site Marron Rouge

Do not hesitate to share this information


Marron Rouge sensitize students to recycling and upcycling on 31 March and 1 April 2016

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Recycling is one of the leitmotiv of Marron Rouge since the begining, you doubt it?

This is not an easy thing, even today, to understand that recycling is good for the environment and for once his wellbeing and his own ego. The preachers, not only in the field of recycling, are not generally appreciated and frankly one of the best approaches is to try to convince by showing what we can do and try to open everyone’s imagination these demonstrations.

31 March and 1 April 2016 respectively, I will be speaker  in a primary school next to Agen (France) and at a high school in Brive la Gaillarde (France).

The purpose of these interventions is to educate students to recycling by a demonstration of all the existing initiatives and everyday gestures and their meanings. Some examples :


lThe city of San Francisco, which gradually reached “zero waste”

La Villa Déchet that has been built from 25 tons of garbage of all kinds in the suburbs of Nantes (France)

La Villa Déchets situé dans l'écoquartier de la Bottière à Nantes

La villa Shamengo on the COP21 website built from recycled materials,


The valuation of restaurants waste to produce biogas

The design , and  upcycling of course there is Marron Rouge  but not only.


Blogs such as UPCYCLEDZINE or Recyclart you have all these great creators



SHOWROOM-MARRON-ROUGE-PALETTES-RECYCLEESMarron Rouge showroom made of recycled pallets

After this brief introduction workshops will be conducted to create objects from recycled materials. The objects will be created by way of example but the goal is to open creativity to demonstrate that all (or almost) can be recycled or creatively, in the true sense, either industrially.


L’intervention du 31 mars aura lieu à l’école primaire d’Estillac , à côté d’Agen auprès d’élèves de cette école. La connexion s’est faite lors de la rencontre d’une des enseignantes et à qui j’ai proposé de faire cette sensibilisation et elle a adhéré tout de suite. The 31 march 2à&- intervention will take place  to primary school Estillac, next to Agen (France) with pupils of this school. The connection is made at the meeting of teachers and to whom I proposed to this awareness and joined immediately.




L’intervention du 1er Avril aura lieu au lycée Cabanis à Brive La Gaillarde auprès d’éléves de cette école. La connexion s’est faite sur la Villa Shamengo , pendant la COP21 et une des enseignantes assistait à ma démonstration avec un pneu de voiture. The 1st Ap^ril 2à&- intervention will take place to school Cabanis to Brive La Gaillarde with students of this school. The connection was made on the Villa Shamengo during the COP21 and one of the teachers attending my demonstration with a car tire.



She asked me if I wanted to work with students of the school and of course I said yes immediately


Very happy to be a speacker for these new generations

The world of Tomorrow is on the way





Marron Rouge in 2016

Tuesday 5 January 2016

 7 years ago in January 2009 began Marron Rouge project with a first step, the opening the website in July 2010. Gradually Marron Rouge has become a brand specialized in recycling with a clientele mainly business oriented : shops distributing our products, companies wishing to custom objects, other professionals specialized distribution on the Internet in France and Europe.
Present on trade shows and events related to Design and Creation, Marron Rouge have made a presence and is recognized as a major player in the upcycling and recycling.
If I take up my pen today is because I get to a “turning point” in the history of Marron Rouge. These last two years have been tough economically and survival of the company was threatened by several times. 2015 was a particularly difficult year marked by a series of events that have not really helped to spread an optimistic and unifying atmosphere for a specialized trade, and therefore Marron Rouge suffered the consequences. These reasons do not explain alone the poor economic situation of Marron Rouge: insufficient backlog, cash position deteriorated, restricted distribution channel.

One reason why Marron Rouge is in this situation is the fact that I work and support this business alone. I did everything for this business works, but overall neither my strength nor my presence nor my will were sacrificed. The working alone makes me fly over the functions inherent in managing a business. A key function such as the commercial could not be processed optimally even if I have the qualities for. 7 years that Marron Rouge exists it makes seven years that I fight every day for this company to promote recycling / upcycling integrating Design, Creation, Environment and Human Being. That’s 7 years that I changed life, I invested all my funds, my time to draw a life less profitable than in the past, but it is a will.
Today I managed to create a brand, a philosophy from scratch and refining my convictions. The bags collections, furniture accessories create a word of mouth by journalists, users, partners, suppliers and customers.
Given this situation a decision is required, total liquidation of the stock to regain financial health and benefit from some cash. All stock is therefore proposed to floor prices. The success of this step is crucial to consider a future

There could be a positive issuel to this sad episode for Marron Rouge : it can continue to exist by pooling arms, brainpower and cash. But the three elements together are needed to continue
I am open to any discussions and / or proposal for a further step: to redefine together a new economic model, operate (or not) the projects that are “in the pipeline”, associate, come together, share … . or even “stop” Marron Rouge for me to join a current or on ongoing project, coming to use my knowledge and skills. I am open to all without any constraint territory and /or project. …. My suite will not be done alone.
I could have simply introduced a broad sell-off destocking and does not inform you about current issues, but it is not the solution I have chosen.
The glass half empty or glass half full? You probably understand which of the two I prefer ….

Thanks for your attention

Jean-Marc Attia