In Benin, the Potemat laboratory brings together participative approach, DIY and maker spirit around the project of upcycling by-products of the cotton industry.
Published 24 April 2018 by Caroline Grellier
In order to upcycle by-products of the cotton industry in Benin, our maker is visiting factories, cotton farmers, getting familiar with the machines, experimenting in the lab…
Published 6 March 2018 by Caroline Grellier
Off to Benin. Following her return to university, our maker is moving from principles to practice with a project on upcycling residues from the cotton sector.
Published 27 November 2017 by Caroline Grellier
Resuming her studies, changing her plans facing African political hazards… Our bio-sourced material agency project leader is learning to juggle.
Published 14 November 2017 by Caroline Grellier
As a preview, the French designer Fanny Prudhomme is presenting les Parleuses, a sexual education kit created for her diploma in design, a set of women's sexual organs, hand-sewn or to be made.
Published 10 October 2017 by Caroline Grellier
Start of the school year update for our maker and her bio-sourced material agency, Termatière. Or how to concile maker aspirations and social entrepreurship.
Published 19 September 2017 by Caroline Grellier
Léonce Atanley is multiplying Micro P Lab projects from his student room in Ghana. Interview with an advocate of 3D printing for Africa.
Published 24 July 2017 by Caroline Grellier
To build an ephemeral city out of raw clay in less than 48 hours with 500 pairs of hands: this was the festival challenge of the experimental architecture organization Bellastock.
Published 13 July 2017 by Caroline Grellier
Nearly five months that our material maker is in Africa with Termatière, her bio-sourced materials company. The key moments upon her return.
Published 10 July 2017 by Caroline Grellier
The cliché of Africa, one digital revolution behind, is not for her. At 27, the “serial maker” has co-founded Baby Lab, a third place in Abidjan, and created her own brand of recycled jewelry.
Published 3 July 2017 by Caroline Grellier
The makers of Ecoteclab are into low-tech and sustainable development. We were with them in June at their monthly DIY workshop to create an instrument that measures the wind.
Published 27 June 2017 by Caroline Grellier
Visiting the coders of Ayiyikoh in Abidjan, who have been defending open source since 2014 for the autonomy of economics in Africa. The fablab is training the young in code and entrepreneurship.
Published 25 April 2017 by Caroline Grellier
With very limited access to drinkable water in Africa, the distribution of Pure Water bags has been organized since the 2000s. And has led to an environmental plague. Recycling projects emerge.
Published 18 April 2017 by Caroline Grellier
One foot in France and the other in Africa, our material maker found the balance for her business of upcycling projects for local resources, Termatière.
Published 20 March 2017
In the biggest garbage dump in West Africa, in Ghana, a makerspace is being set up where one is beginning to imagine projects to improve the life conditions of the families living there and to create added value from rubbish.
Published 6 March 2017 by Caroline Grellier
It has now been two years since our maker started her column on Termatière, her business creation project in bio-sourced materials. Review of an eventful adventure.
Published 24 January 2017 by Caroline Grellier
The first material of Termatière, a vine shoot composite, is in the hands of potential clients. Our maker met other fans of materials to recycle in Africa.
Published 10 January 2017 by Caroline Grellier
Ecoteclab, makerspace dedicated to ecological initiatives, has just emerged in the Togolese capital. Meeting with a community of young enthusiasts at the Togo Maker Fest.
Published 13 December 2016 by Caroline Grellier
Is this the home stretch? Termatière, the business project specialized in the low-tech conception of new bio-sourced local materials, has never been as close to becoming a reality…