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In Ploërmel, gifts from local designers to put under the tree

If thinking short circuit and local consumption is becoming a priority for many people, what about our Christmas gifts? Who says you have to buy everything on the internet? Here is a selection of useful or decorative gifts, made in the Morbihan with the “Atelier des Créacteurs” in Ploërmel (Morbihan).

Decorations

A retro used chair: To redecorate the furniture, Sklerijennn Loü makes furniture and upholstery.The interior designer from Néant-sur-Yvel redesigns vintage fashionable furniture.An upcycling enthusiast, she recycles, imagines and creates made-to-measure furniture in wood and metal, makes atypical decorative objects and creates lighting fixtures from recycled materials.

A handcrafted terrarium: Miniature Worlds is the name of the universe of this creator of Guer.Its terrariums are small gardens, real landscapes in jars, with an ecosystem that regulates itself.Each terrarium contains its figurine, characters of Hayao Miyazaki or Zen culture.The foam produces moisture under the cork lid.To be watered every four months.

A printed linen cushion: The creator of Los Suenos de Lil’A, based in Séné, makes cushions, storage baskets, pouches, or wallets, decorated with hand-printed patterns, using certified oeko-tex textile ink.The materials used are natural (linen, cotton or leather).

A photo album in the shape of a star: All made of cardboard, it is a concept for making boxes, notebooks, photo albums, office accessories, diaries…The whole is made of cardboard, cork and paper printed from Nepal or Japan, and manufactured in Guer.

Zero waste

A charlotte made of waxed cloth to preserve food: the Coutrie d’Isa by Ploërmel, these are numerous creations, everyday objects made of cloth, and therefore washable, to replace plastic and single use : Washable paper towels, bulk bags, make-up remover cotton, feminine panty liners, picnic sets, among others…all with colourful patterned fabrics and recovery.

Jewellery

A pendant nature: Yankadi jewels, these are earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and even bars woven by the processes of macramé, or worked in silver, copper and brass.The creator of Augan is inspired by her travels and the arts of West Africa, Asia, or Latin America, as well as materials found in nature.

Bohemian jewels: they are made by the creator of L’atelier des p’tites fantaisies, in Saint-Abraham.She uses retro-style Czech glass beads in shimmering colours, handmade ceramic beads and charms, natural feathers, torch-spun beads, to make earrings, necklaces and key chains.

Mode

A bag tidies up everything: Chris de Batt is a designer of handbags and textile accessories.It uses printed or plain cotton fabrics, linen, combined with imitation leather.A practical concept: the pouch with several compartments and pockets of all sizes to remedy the mess of bags!

A kimono for adult or child: with fabrics from Japan, the dressmaker of Cousu Pattes, makes kimonos with original patterns, and belts.

Children

A rag doll: Véronique Becaert makes dolls entirely in sewing and knitting.

A soft bib: but also blouses for little ones, pacifier clips, cuddly toys or even a musical mobile.Storage bags and everything you need for a room, made by Idé’Elles & Caramels.

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