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Vote Marron Rouge for recycled design for Recyclit for Climate Conference

Thursday 30 July 2015

 RECYCLIT community organize  a competition to choose the “best” recycled design for the Climate Conference which will be held in Paris this end of year  2015 in Paris


Marron Rouge decide to participate for two categories :

Fashion and Accessories Art and Design and so to ry to win one of two prizes:

  • Eco-Designers prize
  • Internet users prize

Below for each category of the products we put in competition we provide you the link to vote a. To vote follow the link and click on the image shown below to the website of Recyclit




Fashion and Accessories



Art and Design



Joins  RECYCLIT community  and share their values



(Français) La Bio dans les étoiles le 17, avril 2015 à Annonay

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

The red, the black and the green

Saturday 10 January 2015


This year, I don’t have the heart…
At this time of the year, I typically send you my best wishes for the new year and present you with a few of our sales.  But this year, well, I just don’t have the heart.

This January 7, 2015 will be marked forever by the killing of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo, the famous French satirical newspaper.

This january 8th, 2015 will be market by the death of a lady policemam killed by a terrorist in Paris .

This January 9, 2015 will be forever marked by the death of 5 people in a kosher  supermarket  in Paris, and the two perpetrators of the attack against Charlie Hebdo





I bow to all the victims of this barbaric act. I cry for these human beings who have left us because they were free to express their thoughts through their words and art.
January 7 will be marked forever in my mind as September 11, 2001 (New York) and March 11, 2011 (Fukushima). The words that come to mind for me are violence, shame, savagery, sadness and yet thankfully, solidarity.





There was a spark of unity born spontaneously throughout France, and elsewhere I believe citizens of the world simultaneously had the beautiful marks of solidarity indelibly etched on their souls.
When I created Marron Rouge based on my own humanitarian and environmental concerns, I radically changed my life to devote time to worthy causes and put people at the heart of my projects.

But what just happened January 7, 2015 along with a few others sad examples in 2013/2014 are deflating:
• A reality TV star made the news because she shot her companion,
• A book motivated by pure evil, written by a bitter woman, sells by the thousands,
• Citizens protest to deny the happiness of others only because they do not love in the same way,
• A polemicist spews venom on the human race solely as a means to sell his books,
• …

This is not the world in which I want to live.  These are not the messages of love and brotherhood that my parents passed on to me (peace be to their souls). I did not grow up in a system of single-minded thought and for that I am thankful.
I refuse mediocrity, this wickedness, this nonsense and instead choose to have a more benevolent and respectful approach towards other human beings, even if we do not share the same views.

I will however end this message end on a more positive and optimistic note. I’ll wish great success to the climate conference to be held this year in Paris, France. The COP21 is a serious issue and we must do everything to ensure decisions are made for the good of our planet and all of us.




I’ll wish for the cessation of all civil wars: military, official and unofficial, that exist around the world. I ‘m not a preacher, not a politician, not a careless nor unconscious, but a mere dreamer citizen. Dreamers of the world encourage imagination, solidarity, and positive initiatives. We are the central actors in the play of our lives and stand ready to ensure that in 2015, our world again becomes serene and human.
I’ll wish you, joy, pleasure, and beautiful moments to share with those you love.

Here’s to a better 2015

Jean-Marc Attia




Please don’t throw anything into the sea!

Saturday 23 February 2013

This video is about an island in the ocean at 2000 km from any other coast line. Nobody lives, only birds and yet, you will not believe what you will see here. Please don’t throw anything into the sea. Unbelievable, just look at the consequences. For more news and stories visit us at:



We Demain the magazine, the supplement Initiative, the manifesto

Saturday 2 February 2013

Since a few months you can find at your newsagent, or your favorite bookstore, a new (French)Magazine

There are already two issues published and the third will be available  on February 7, 2013. The aim of this magazine is a “review time for change.” All topics are covered including, health, sustainable development, culture, sharing initiatives, the “best examples” to live differently …. This newcomer to the media landscape is initiated by two brothers François and Jean-Dominique Siegel who were co-directors of the VSD magazine founded by their father Maurice Siegel.


The format of the magazine, and the layout displayed show immediately a difference. The photos and articles are of good quality.

The summary of number 2 shows the following subheadings:


Supplement Initiative  is attached to the main magazine and it is defined as “the magazine for entrepreneurs who create the world of tomorrow.” In the February 2013 issue of the supplement Initiative presents “100 who make the France of tomorrow.” And the “100” have signed a Manifesto published by the magazine


 It is even more than 100, 104 men, women, enterprises, organizations, associations who signed the  Manifesto WE Demain.

And I signed this Manifesto
The  magazine portrays the 104 signatories.







Marron Rouge awarded Lyon City Fair And Sustainable

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Since June 25, 2012 Red Brown qualifies for an initial period of three years


This is awarded by the City of Lyon which underscores our continued commitment in the following areas:

  •     Governance and human relations management
  •      Environmental impact
  •      Ability to stimulate responsible consumption
  •      Corporate citizen and local anchoring
  •      Capacity for innovation

We have received this certification and are proud to share it with you.

And here is the picture of the award ceremony by Francoise Rivoire, the  Responsible for Social Solidarity Economy and Sustainable Development of the City of Lyon


Even wood can be recycled

Friday 27 April 2012

With our friends of Green Team, we have decided for the begining of Spring to sahre about wood

Wood, natural and noble material at the start can also retrain and all stages of wood’s life:

– The first waste from sawmills
– The latter come from all manufactured objects
– Finally all manufactured products are reused and recycled into something else, without making a chemical transformation

The first waste from sawmills that used to make pulp, the manufacture of chipboard. The barks are also used as stuffing material or different chips are also used as bedding

The latter coming from all manufactured objects give amazing results in terms of creativity and we chose this niche there to show you some interesting initiatives.

You all rememberthe Villa Déchet (Waste Villa): The project set up in autumn 2010 by Frederic Tabary (architect) and Yann puddle (set designer) who were inspired by a similar house in California. The bins of Nantes (France) is where they found the raw material and then recycling these materials.

Villa Déchets © Sébastien SALOM-GOMIS/TAbAkERO

The company Atmosphere & Boiswood initiative very interesting and design by reusing wood paneling, old barns Canadian. look instead (in French but website is in english too)


Turkish designer Gursan Ergil Studio offers the beautiful wood furniture recycled

For those who read English here is a link which explains his ethic approach


© Gursan Ergil Studio


© Gursan Ergil Studio


© Gursan Ergil Studio

And then we’ll finish this post with a video that deals with the poetic recycling of paper …. which is only at the origin of wood! (In french, but very legible for non French speakers)

Do not be afraid to recycle



The other posts of Green team about wood (in French):




Eco Design Contest marron Rouge : The results

Monday 2 April 2012

Quick reminder about the origin of the project: This project was born from a trip to India where we met an intern within the NGO that we manufacture bags and recycled inner tube, which had been a pupil of the SchoolLa Martiniere Diderot. We asked her to put us in touch with his teacher, Delphine Mille, to organize a contest on the theme of recycling. The project began in September 2011 and just ended in March 2012 and 15 laureates were selected. Achievements have been first presented at the Open Days of La Martiniere High School on 9 and 10 March 2012.
On March 28, 2011 a jury of professionals met to elect the best creations of the 15 laureates, pre-selected by Delphine Mille, a professor at La Martiniere Diderot and Jean Marc Attia founder of Marron Rouge
Jury members are: Amanda, president of Artgens, Laure Vial Lenfant, society LM Show, Sophie Tinland Lelandais, teacher DSAA Creator, designer at La Martinière Diderot, Cecile Liard, organizer of the Marché de la Mode Vintage à Lyon, Frederic Cadet, designer and CEO of the agency of eco-design, with its nomMathilde Alexander, creator of Mademoiselle Dimanche, Aline Périer, photographer, Isabelle Gleize, Director Village des Créateurs, Thousand Delphine professor at La Martinière Diderot, and Jean  Marc Attia founder of Marron Rouge
During this work session the following criterias were defined by all jury members:
• Opportunity to open a new line of products for Marron Rouge
• Consistency with the strategy of Marron Rouge
• Feasibility of mass-produced by Marron Rouge
• Cost of manufacture due to mass production by Marron Rouge
• Product Innovation
• Product triggering an impulse purchase
• Potential for sustainability in the market “mode-Deco-Design” for Marron Rouge
A nice discussion arose from this jury who worked in an objective way and that is really focused on the criterias. It therefore did not question in any way the creativity of students who have demonstrated a great inventiveness and who have talent ..
Thanks to this particular meeting with professionals that I personally did not know at first is born a great adventure it has really shown what were the real viable projects to Marron Rouge, beyond even the blows of heart starting

Four designs have been awarded by the jury:
• The first is Shana Derivière that created small knots recycled seatbelt and frayed ends. This will be declined by Red Brown as a trademark with the fashion accessories delivered

• The second is Laura Norman, who has created from the tube and woven bamboo spikes inside, desk accessories. Through this work she has created a “new material” which could be declined by Marron Rouge  in other decorative objects design

• The third is Anaïs Buyère who created from bicycle inner tubes a floor mat. Due to this work, Marron Rouge will create modular carpet made from “slab” interlocking

• The fourth is Eva Peillex that creates a floor mat made from recycled seat belts and woven

The four winners received a voucher for 100.00 Euros each.
La Martiniere Diderot received a voucher for 200.00 Euros for the association of the school for purchase of books or other cultural materials.

Shana Derivière - Anaïs Bruyère - Eva Peillex - Delphine Mille - Laura Normand

Eco Design Contest Marron Rouge

Wednesday 14 March 2012

This project was born from one of my trips to India where I met an intern within the NGO that manufacture the recycled inner tube bags . She had been a pupil of the school of Diderot’s La Martiniere. I asked him to relate with his teacher because I had the idea to a contest on the theme of recycling.
I met Delphine Mille, a professor at the school of La Martiniere Diderot repeatedly since November 2011 we set up this contest to students.
Here are the steps that we have set up with Delphine Mille:

  • A first meeting to
    • Explain who is Marron Rouge
    • Describe the importance of design above all in a recycled object
    • Emphasize the environmental importance
    • Use the best manufacturing sectors with emphasis on the importance of the social economy and in my views
    • Provide some raw materials such as inner tubes, seat belts
  • A second meeting to evaluate student projects and redirect or reinforce their creativity
  • A third meeting to select the winners
  • Finally one last meeting to have a prototype finished product and remove students who could not present a real prototype

The project is now completed and 15 winners are selected. Achievements have been first presented at the Open Days of La Martinière Diderot on 9 and 10 March 2012.
On March 28, 2011 will be selected by a jury the best achievements of the 15 winners.

Jury members are:
Amandine, president of Artgens
Laure Vial Lenfant, society LM  Show

Sophie Tinland Lelandais, teacher DSAA Creator, designer at  La Martinière Diderot

Cecile Liard, organizer of the Vintage Fashion Market in Lyon
Frederic Cadet, CEO and designer of the eco-design agency bearing his name
Mathilde Alexandre, creator of Mademoiselle Dimanche 
Nicolas Asboth, founder of the concept Store ORIGEEN
Aline Perier, photographer
Isabelle Gleize, Director Designers’ Village
Delphine Mille professor at La Martinière Diderot
The best projects selected by the jury will then be sold in whole or part by Marron Rouge  as part of its strategy
The work of the 15 winners will be featured in the exhibition hall of the Designers’ Village in Lyon from Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 17:00 and until 31 March 2012 as part of Days of Crafts in initiative of the Chamber of Trade.

EARTH HOUR: Let’s switch off the light to better see us together

Thursday 8 March 2012

On the night of March 31 to April 1, 2012 we will celebrate Earth Hour
Since 4 years  and the initiative of the WWF they created an event called Earth Hour.

The Earth Hour will be this year March 31, 2012 from 20:30 to 21:30

So here we are less than one month for it. A reminder of what the Earth Hour: global event now in its fourth edition. It is a unifying event that aims to mobilize people, governments, cities and businesses around a simple gesture: Turn off the light for 60 minutes (this is the meaning of the logo) to mark the will of all the fight against climate change. Clearly, turning off the light (!) For one hour sensitize all persons who are directly or indirectly affected by this event.

We must at all costs get our act together and individually to be a player for our planet tomorrow. If you want to change our energy needs, including the production is really

important to consume energy in a conscious way:
• Encourage the use of public transport
• Do not let our appliances on standby
• Is it really essential to leave the windows lit all night?
• Why make your car always?

And then the evening of March 31 for an hour without lights is not that a great opportunity to do something else different: laugh, talk, play, eat by candlelight brief and why think about how you can use less energy ?

The Earth Hour is really a necessity.


The other posts of Marron Rouge on Earth Hour :

EARTH HOUR : It is summer… but it still remains

EARTH HOUR 2011 : It is today

EARTH HOUR 2011 : essential or compulsory?

Earth Hour 2011 : It is good but not enough to keep our planet

Earth Hour : one hour without light, nothing better to give us brilliant sustainable ideas!

They also talk about Earth Hour (in French) : Vertissimmo Un bureau sur la terre, Aboneobio