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Histoire Circulaire n°5: L’ananas, de la feuille au sac!

Histoire Circulaire n°5: L’ananas, de la feuille au sac!

English Below “Piña Colada” ça vous dit quelque chose? Cette boisson à base d’ananas, de coco et de rhum... Alors si je vous dis “Piñatex” vous devriez y voir un dénominateur commun … qui n’est pas le rhum non, mais bien l’ananas !  Cette matière est un textile végétal qui rappelle l’aspect du cuir par sa flexibilité et son grain. N’ayez pas peur que l’on vous pique l’ingrédient de base de votre cocktail préféré, car la fabrication du Piñatex ne se fait pas à partir du fruit de la plante d’ananas. L’avantage du Piñatex c’est qu’il se crée à partir...

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Histoire Circulaire n°4 "Refilez vos collants"

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Histoire Circulaire n°4 "Refilez vos collants"

Les collants troués peuvent-il avoir une seconde vie? On vous raconte à qui les refiler ;)

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Circular story n°3 "My clothes cut into old curtains"

Circular story n°3 "My clothes cut into old curtains"

Article written in collaboration with GreenKit Textiles last, so we keep it for a long time, right? WRONG. Sadly, textile waste is huge such as its cousin "food waste" usually more on the spotlight. The textile industry is highly responsible for that waste, especially with the phenomenon of Fast-fashion. Every year in France the weight of destroyed textile is equivalent to between one and two Eiffel towers, according to the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity. In the meantime, only one fourth of our clothes are recycled in France. Sad facts. Instead of pointing out the ones responsible for...

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Circular story n°2 "When prune’s stones hydrate your skin!"

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Circular story n°2 "When prune’s stones hydrate your skin!"

Do you know French Agen prunes? Around 40 000 tonnes of it are produced every year in France! Bad jokes part, you all probably know that those little prunes are good for your transit. But that’s not their only quality! According to the Prune Museum, this small and ovoid fruit is also rich in potassium, magnesium and a great antioxidant! I promise, there is no hidden chemistry lecture in this article. If these prune are only full of good stuff, what about their inside: their stones? Manal and Olivia, the founders of Les Candides, ask themself a lot of questions...

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Circular story n°1 “I wear lenses around the neck”

Circular story n°1 “I wear lenses around the neck”

Since around 1950, optic lenses are called “organic lenses” as they are, for the most, not made of glass anymore but of polymer which makes it impossible to recycle. Bad news. Especially because lenses is one of the only byproduct of our vintage glasses renewing process. For over a year we kept reminding the opticians we work with to keep those lenses and give it back to us. They kept pointing out that this material was not recyclable. “We know” we told them “but we will figure something out”. We wanted to find a way for it to be valuable,...

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