Reine Mère is a design studio and publishing house founded in 2006, based in Toulouse, France. Their range is designed and manufactured in small runs, with respect for people and their environment.
Reine Mère is committed to being both socially and environmentally conscious, through responsible design. The life cycle of products is considered in its entirety, from design all the way through to recycling. By carefully selecting their network of manufacturing partners, Reine Mère ensures local know-how and craft skills are maintained and developed, and at the same time strive to limit their environmental impact.
They promote the use of natural materials from the French regions: sustainably managed wood (PEFC * & FSC certification) mainly from Jura forests, recycled paper and packaging, natural oil treatments, water-based glues, etc. In terms of manufacturing, Reine Mère is also developing partnerships with ESATs (Businesses and Services for Aid through Work). The manufacturing workshops are as close as possible to the brand's premises in order to limit journeys between production and stocks. Part of the finishing, assembly and all shipments are carried out at the Reine Mère premises where electricity is also produced from renewable energy.