After a career as a window dresser-decorator in Caen, Christine Desfoux recently moved to her new atelier in Bricqueville-sur-Mer, on this Channel coastline that inspires her.
There she creates objets de déco – one-off pieces – from draft wood from our beaches and wood from shipwrecks.
Since recently, she has also been making city bags, fashion accessories, from used oyster bags with always the same approach: giving a second life to these rejects from the sea.
The circuit is very short. Christine Desfoux recovers the bags and other waste from the sea in the saltworks’ oyster beds from local oyster farmers: Ets Adam in Bricqueville-sur-Mer and Ets Lenfant in Saint-Martin-de-Bréhal.
The pouches are then washed, brushed, painted, accessorized and finished off with a little driftwood note.
A way of doing a gesture for the planet: being trendy but eco-responsible.