THE HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Behind Good Mood Corner hides Estelle, a 34-year-old woman, passionate about traveling and meeting people, creative and daring, who likes to take on new challenges.
"After studies of textile design (at Duperré school, Paris), I traveled the world for ten years. I worked for NGO as coordinator of educational projects for disadvantaged young people, often from ethnic minorities. I have lived in the Philippines, Madagascar, Thailand. I have traveled extensively in India, Brazil, Colombia, Peru ... From all these trips, I have kept an inordinate taste for colors, fabrics and flowers. I had the opportunity to enter the intimacy of many families, to observe their lifestyles, their traditional know-how: the weavings of Karen women in Thailand, the jewels of the Lumad peoples in the Philippines, the traditional fabrics. of the Betsileos in Madagascar.
I brought back memories from each of these countries and back to France, I wanted to give them pride of place to my home.
A photo, a decorative object, a pretty plant, a graphic cushion. Interior decoration is a source of well-being for me, I draw my energy from all these objects that tell a story, my story. I love those personal touches that make my interior unique, that only looks like me. Travel souvenirs, ethnic fabrics and beautiful plants, that's it my oxygen daily.🌱🌻🌴
Subsequently, the birth of my son awakened my creativity. I wanted to reconnect with creation and it was quite naturally that the Good Mood Corner project took shape. During my years abroad, I went on a mission with the Children of the Mekong Association, for which I was responsible for a student hostel in the Philippines for 2 years. When the Good Mood Corner project took shape, I immediately wanted to give an ethical and social dimension to the project. And again, it was only natural that I chose Children of the Mekong to whom to donate part of the turnover ".
All the pieces are entirely handmade, in an artisanal way in the designer's workshop near Toulouse. A sewing machine, an overlock machine, an iron, pretty textiles selected with care, creativity and know-how. Without forgetting a lot of patience and the taste of things well done. Here are all the ingredients to create pretty accessories!
The collections are made up of unique pieces or very small series for a unique interior. Good Mood Corner uses the principle of upcycling to create some of its pieces. This is how old sheets are recycled to create pretty accessories. This is why some pieces are unique or made in very small series (2 or 3 pieces), because the raw material is limited. A unique interior, we told you!
Made in France
All our creations are imagined and manufactured in France, in theGood Mood Corner workshop in Blagnac, very close to Toulouse (31). This local production contributes to promoting the craftsmanship and the hand-made made in our country!
ECOLOGICAL commitment 🌱
Respect for the environment: Good Mood Corner works with respect for the environment and integrates ecology into all of its approach : the choice of raw materials first, but also suppliers, communication, packaging ...
100% natural materials : Good Mood Corner uses a maximum of 100% natural materials: linen, cotton, jute, cork… A rigorous selection is made of raw materials to favor quality, even if the price is higher. In addition, a maximum of fabrics are labeled OEKO-TEX®, a quality label, which certifies each stage of the treatment of the fabric: raw materials, threads, dyeing ... This label guarantees that the textile does not contain harmful chemicals. for health.
Upcycled materials : The old Métis sheets of our grandmothers are combined with ethnic textiles and find a second life according to the principle ofupcycling. This is how some pieces are unique or made in very small series (2 or 3 pieces), because the raw material is limited.
Ecological packaging & communication:
- the cotton business cards are printed in cotton from recycled t-shirts
- the product labels are made in Germany, from recycled polyester and are OEKO-TEX® certified
- the maintenance cards and product composition labels are printed on 100% recycled paper
- the packaging (boxes and bags) are made from recycled kraft ...
- AND the parcels are sent by bicycle between the workshop and the post office!
ETHICAL approach 💛
The choice of suppliers is an important step in the creation. Good Mood Corner rigorously selects the companies with which it works. Thus, we favor companies that work locally with small structures and women's cooperatives, with respect for craftsmen.
In addition, for each item purchased, € 1 is donated to the Enfants du Mékong association, which educates children in Southeast Asia. 1 € corresponds to a school day for a child.
It's not much, but it's already a lot!
The partnership is historic since it was established from the launch of the brand. This is an association with which Estelle, the founder of GMC, went on a mission, as head of a student hostel in the Philippines for two years. She therefore knows the seriousness of the association and the concrete actions carried out on the ground. For more information, see the section on the Enfants du Mékong association.
Invitation to travel
Wax, batiks, shiboris ... Good Mood Corner mixes textiles from around the world, for sunny and graphic creations that will wake up your interior! They are a inexhaustible source of inspiration for Estelle the designer. For further, see the section on the story of Good Mood Corner.