Since I write for TheMAG, I love to take the chance to meet a lot of special people and know their stories. That’s why I love to meet all the artists from Luxembourg in person. They inspires me a lot, and all the time I come back home more happy than when I left my house. As when I met Cristina and Camille, owners of Mamie et Moi
. Their idea is very simple: they asked some grannies to knit for them. Their products are clothes for kids, made by some grannies to keep alive the well-know tradition that grannies always knit something for their nephews. It’s a very difficult tradition to preserve in a country where the 60% of the population is composed by young emigrants. That’s what Camille and Cristina thought: why don’t we create an activity that is remunerable but also useful for the society? Often, aged people need to gain some extra money or just to spend their time usefully. With this activity few old ladies felt to be part of something again. Each one has her own style: some loves to speak via skype or email, some preferes a call and some loves to have a cup of tea with Cristina and Camille. Once the knit is done, they wrote few words to the future owner of their little masterpiece, as if they were actually part of the family. The items have simple models, made with high quality materials: their are clothes that will pass on from a brother to another. A tradition that needs to and must be preserved.