Marie-Thérèse Chaupin / Association Atelier - Laines d'Europe / Portrait

For twenty years, I am coordinating the activities of the association ATELIER- Wools of Europe.

I organise training courses, set up new exhibitions and I am in charge of the European relations: institutions, companies, schools....

The association “ ATELIER - Laines d’Europe “ was founded in 1989 with the aim of developing cooperation between people wishing to promote and upgrade wool as a natural material and to make it once again an element of local development.
The members of ATELIER are breeders, shearers, small enterprises, craft-workers, artists and textile museums, associations, pedagogical farms, scientists and historians.

The members of ATELIER respect a Charter. The commit themselves to: 
·    Use local raw materials
·    Progress towards the full mastery of the production
·    Set up a network of mutual aid
·    Promote products by using a quality label
·    No individual taking part in the processing of an ATELIER product must be subjected  to any exploitation whatsoever.

Activities: documentation centre, training courses about wool, travelling exhibition, European meetings

ATELIER maintains the co-ordination, the exchanges between all new projects for wool upgrading.
To set up a common promotional programme, to learn from the experience of one to another, to demonstrate to the authorities the economic and social importance of these initiatives.

You can listen to "Terre à Terre" on France-Culture radio: Laines d'Europe with Marie-thérèse Chaupin :

Marie-Thérèse Chaupin

ATELIER- Laines d'Europe

c/o Filature de Chantemerle

F-05330 Saint Chaffrey

Marie-Thérèse Chaupin was the speaker to Day 1 and Day 2 of Master Class Wool