Reine Mère encourages local production in order to propose ethical creations which respect both the Man and the Environment. Which is why we are engaged in social and environmental approach: a sustainable design is implemented to cover the whole life of the object, from the creation process to the end of life.
By supporting local production Reine Mère is truly engaged in a social approach. Reine Mère helps to maintain and develop local expertise and is responsible for the manufacture of its objects. The publisher is also developing partnerships with ESAT (Socail business and support services through work).
Reine Mère does her best to limit the environmental impact of its creations by promoting the use of natural materials in France regions: wood from sustainably managed forests of the Jura, Limoges porcelain or porcelain from the Lot, felt from 100% pure sheep wool, paper and packaging from 100% recycled material, treatments with olive oil, water-based solvent-free adhesives, and so on.
Stéphane Clivier graduated both as cabinetmaker and designer. He founded his own publishing company in 2006: Reine Mère was born. As he is very concerned about the Man and the Environment, he applies the rules of eco-design when creating or publishing new objects.