Les Échoppes: in the craftsmen's workshop
Behind the Les Échoppes site are three young entrepreneurs who have decided to promote the local market, and inspired artisans with a taste for beauty, quality and local distribution channels. Travel to Provence with Atelier Akka jewellery, soaps from La Manufacture du Siècle and Belesa (meaning 'beauty' in Occitan), a natural cosmetics brand from the Cévennes. And explore By Tiline, a Parisian workshop making sustainable decorative items such as hand-painted glass and porcelain candle holders and coffee cups.
Provence Store: a taste of the south
What if we let the Provence sun shine on Christmas Day? This new online store founded in Avignon epitomises the Provencal art of living. Pottery from Atelier Pom and Maison Cassar give a holiday feel to the table, olive wood candles from Senteurs du Sud and lavender comforters by Choco & Lula waft in the scents of the hills... and everything is lovingly made by artists and local artisans. For the ultimate treat, indulge in an ABC culinary box to add flavours of thyme, black figs and Camargue fleur de sel to your Christmas lunch.
L’Appartement Français: gems on all floors
What does 'made in France' constitute for Emilie and David, founders of L’Appartement Français? They lead customers on a treasure hunt across the country: from Beauvais to Pornic, their selection highlights both centuries-old expertise and young designers, and displays traceability and all manufacturing locations. From 'black eye' soaps by Clean Hugs designed in Normandy and the south east, to hats fashioned in Occitanie from La Manufacture des Possibles, you'll find a wealth of locally made gems on their site.
The couple also runs the 'Made in France' boutiques collective, which represents 15 multi-brand boutiques across France. Check out the interactive map and order online.
From Brittany with love
"Je peux pas, j’ai tempête" warns a sailor top by Chapline de la Faille. "Qui a le holen?" asks a linen table runner by Ty Coz. From Breizh, a digital platform for products designed and/or made in Brittany with a boutique in Pont L'Abbé, is shining the spotlight on Breton craftsmanship - and it's all eco-friendly, too. Browse neoprene sweaters made from diving suits (Teorum) and jagged jewels in air chambers like a Bigoudène headdress (Dely) - you'll be blown away by what you find!
e-français: 1,001 reasons to buy French
Ethical fashion based on organic materials and recycled cotton, zero-waste natural cosmetics, wooden toys and local products without additives... e-français brings together over 50 brands and 1,000 items made in France. It's a great place to do your Christmas shopping responsibly: each item is accompanied by a detailed guide, ranging from eco-knitted sneakers to wellness baskets for getting in shape before (or after) the holidays!