Trained as an agricultural engineer at ENSA Toulouse, specialized in waste treatment, I grow up with the idea that reducing waste at the source will be the key... the Zero Waste movement will provide us with the solution through media coverage.
After 10 years of work in the agricultural world, a detour by computer a family desire to go green takes us away from Grenoble, we land at the foot of the Vercors. I welcome my first hives, that of my father, passion is born, the Honey Workshop is launched: honey, propolis... cook them, transform them. The ingredients are not always labeled organic, but local was obvious. The nuts grow all around us.
Since my environmental studies, I have evolved to a healthy lifestyle, eat organic, favor short circuits, support our vegetable garden in the neighboring village, make local and organic food in the school canteen for our children, buy French, not to waste. Home-made cosmetics or eco-friendly. Reject toxics and chemical, endocrine disrupters, plastic.
The zero waste movement is coming, we’re talking about it. But in fact it’s been more than 10 years since I started, recycling and diverting objects, diapers washable since my first daughter in 2009, sponge washcloths, 10 years of ash washing it is celebrated! During a discussion between friends in 2016, I discover the fabric coated with beeswax, I have everything at hand, my first wax packaging made, friends ask me. Apifilm® was born.
A beautiful encounter as we love them...
And there, I meet a family SME with another historical know-how on the impregnation of wax on fabric. An old machine is still operating in the Aisne, which started before the plastic. The focus is there, the Apifilm is made in France on a large scale.