Atelier du Mouscaillou
A Green Escape
Eric Alexandre at work
Eric and Marina Alexandre welcome visitors looking for an authentic experience at the crossroads between craft and tourism.
For a weekend, the hosts can inhale the air of the mountain mixed with the smell of leather. Nearby their guestrooms, holiday-makers can discover the tools, the gestures and the know-how to witness how the couple’s creations are locally made. Eric and Marina are also offering week-long workshops and trainings to manipulate leather.
Made in Metz. A graduate from the Institut de Commerce de Nancy (ICN Business School), where he attended a cross-disciplinary management program dedicated to the luxury industry, he initiated a study as part of his master’s thesis on the role of craftsmanship in this specific sector and its ability to contribute to the emergence of new production systems. It is when working at the Institut National des Métiers d’Art that he discovered the true wealth of the French heritage. He now wishes to educate the public about local know-how from all over the world and their cultural roots, through a selection of diverse projects in the fields of fashion, design and art.
Karina Bish is a French artist (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography…), she likes innovating with new materials and inventing new concepts. She studied arts at La Sorbonne and then at Les Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 2000, she won the UBS Arts Award prize.
On the occasion of Paris Fashion Week for Winter 2013-14 ready-to-wear, Made in Town presents the work of Sylvio Giardina, Roman fashion designer.
In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.