The Cyclodebout, a unique means of transport in the world born in Haute-Loire

Winner of the Inventech trade show in 2017, overall gold medalist at the Lépine competition in 2018, big winner of the Artinov artisanal innovation competition in 2023... The Cyclodebout definitely wins all the votes. For what ? Certainly because it is unique in the world, innovative, practical, eco-responsible and easy to use. We like it all the more…

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“Made in Haute-Loire” gift ideas for the holidays

Like every fall, we went to draw ideas for gifts made in Haute-Loire to put under the tree at Christmas. For this, we met four Altiligarian artisans who revealed to us the secrets of their know-how. https://youtu.be/aknE54k2S48 1 - The cardboard creations of Sandrine Poulet-Berger at Domeyrat Cartonniste. It’s the job of…

Géraldine

The secrets of Verbena du Velay, emblem of Puy-en-Velay since 1859

It's been 160 years since Joseph Rumillet-Charretier, a passionate herbalist and apothecary, gave birth to Verveine du Velay. 160 years that it finishes our meals or awakens our aperitifs with its bright green and fruity taste. The fruit of a recipe as ancestral as it is secret, passed down from generation to generation. A secret that Céline holds today…

Sebastien

La Lainerie du Gévaudan: a journey to the heart of the history of wool

From its history to its transformation, Lainerie du Gévaudan tells all the secrets of wool. Where is she from ? Since when ? How does she feel? What can we do with it? How did it develop in the territory? Brief. What is its history, here, in Saugua country? Through its museum, its felting and hosiery workshops, its shop...

Sebastien

Fontanille Scop is 100% made in France lace and elastic ribbons

Based on the heights of Espaly-Saint-Marcel for 160 years, Fontanille Scop has a wealth of comprehensive know-how, from design (bobbin lace, weaving, mesh) to the packaging of items: fashion and medical garters for compression stockings, ribbons, sports elastics, elastic bands... This is where Fontanille Scop stands out! But not only… Here…

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Hand-stitched rasps and rifflers end up in the hands of sculptors around the world

Liogier was founded in 1920 by Marcellin Liogier. A know-how that was then transmitted from generation to generation. The Liogier-Allary company based in Saint-Didier-en-Velay has been designing and manufacturing hand-stitched wood rasps and rifflers for 4 generations. These tools of excellence are recognized worldwide for the sculpting trades…

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Textile creation from generation to generation at Maison Bonnefoy

Bonnefoy Créations in Les Villettes is a family story. A story that has been built since 1940 around textiles at the initiative of Jean-Marie Bonnefoy. At the time, the small company was focused on the manufacture of girdles and suspender belts. Then in the 70s, Marc Bonnefoy, his son, took over the family business and developed the creation of accessories...

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La Ciergerie du Sud-Est, centuries-old know-how at the service of the Church

The company is rather discreet. However, the Ciergerie du Sud-Est, established in Taulhac since 2002, manufactures 600 tons of paraffin products (liturgical candles, candles, tea lights, scented candles, etc.). A unique know-how that has been supplying the largest cathedrals and parishes in France since 1756. Brendon Leroy represents the 5th generation of the family to lead…

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Oriol & Fontanel's luxury textile ribbons, cords and ornaments

For more than 70 years, Oriol & Fontanel, a Santex group company, has been manufacturing ribbons, cords, pompoms, bows and other textile ornaments made in Haute-Loire... Made-to-measure accessories that have the power to enhance packaging. A unique know-how that opened the doors of luxury and its major brands to them. https://youtu.be/qPu_L5ShCHI…

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The Atelier du Chat Botté, a storyteller and storyteller in Le Puy-en-Velay

Entering the workshop of Pascale and Stéphane Richy is an appointment with 40 years of know-how. It's like a journey through time, through centuries of history or sometimes more breathtaking universes... It's the fusion of 4 passions: that of theater and performance, that of history, then sewing and…

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The excellent know-how of D'Ennery confection

Specialist in quilted fabrics, but not only… From lace to haute couture through interior quilted fabrics, there is only one step. The proof with D'Ennery confection, a company founded in 1946, which as a worthy heir to the Altiligerian textile tradition, strives to supply duvets, plaids, bed throws or...

Sebastien

Lace from yesterday to today at the Museum of Lace Manufactures

From bobbin lace from the 450.000th century to mechanical lace from the beginning of the XNUMXth century, the Retournac Lace Manufactures Museum retraces the history of Velay lace through an impressive collection of XNUMX pieces and the touching testimony of lacemakers from the time. To talk about the Museum of the Manufactures of…

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Le Puy-en-Velay, cradle of bobbin lace

Haute-Loire is one of the cradles of bobbin lace. And the city of Le Puy-en-Velay is also recognized as an important center for the manufacture of handmade lace. The origin of this craft dates back to the middle of the XNUMXth century. Velay lace: a bit of history… Already attested in Velay in the XNUMXth century…

Laure

The lace of Puy-en-Velay is revealed

Seeing, in the street of the Notre-Dame du Puy-en-Velay cathedral, a woman leaning over her square of bobbin lace could give a scent of yesteryear to this ancestral know-how. But that's without counting on the creativity and innovation of enthusiasts who are constantly reinventing it to make lace a resolutely living art.…

Laure

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