What is Mamie et Moi ?
A network of knitting grannies is born in Europe.
Imagine a group of women from 45 to 90 years old living in the Greater Region who love nothing more than to knit for others. But what if they don’t have anyone to knit for and their wardrobes are already full of knitwear nobody is going to wear?
One day these women get to know each other thanks to a special initiative called “Mamie et Moi”. They are proud to be a part of it, as here they can not only knit as their hearts desire but also socialise with other grannies. Mamie et Moi’s grannies have their own Facebook page and meet monthly for a coffee to share their tricks of the trade. They are happy to see that more and more people appreciate the beauty of this ancient handicraft.
The idea behind Mamie et Moi is to let the grannies’ passion for knitting, high quality wool and beautiful patterns become ethically produced fashion that finds their new owners.
Thanks to this initiative, the knitting grannies earn a small complement to their income, stay social, and active.
Why choose Mamie et Moi ?
You can also become a part of the story: by buying a knitwear at Mamie et Moi you are not only supporting the grannies but also encouraging an economic model based on human relationships; and most importantly, you are choosing an ethically produced, quality product. Thank you !
Awards received by Mamie et Moi
Since its creation, Mamie et Moi has won several awards and competitions:
-The Etika prize for sustainable projects in Luxembourg - Category Independent Project. March 2014
-The Seed Your Idea competition which encourages responsible creativity in Luxembourg - Category "Non-material". July 2013
-The Dragon's Den competition held by ILCC Luxembourg - 2 distinctions for Mamie et Moi granted by the Luxembourg Business Angels and Huggard Group. October 2013
Cristina Picco & Camille Alexandre
We are two young mothers, one Italian and one French. We share an interest in crafts, hand-made products, retro style, and most importantly, a great respect for our elders and what they have to teach us.
We want to be part of a more people-friendly economy with an initiative that adds value to the children’s clothing that we buy and receive.
And we want to thank you for your support !