I am Valentine Fruchart and I'm a architectural civil engineer, working in the field of building's energy performance. I sew and knit as a hobby. I have 2 kids, 2 and 4 years old.
I am french, raised in the north of france and I came to Brussels to study in 2005.
I graduated in 2010 and started working for Brussel's environnement in the exemplary Buildings services.
In 2013 I took a year off, in Chicago, and then came back to belgium.
Now I am working in a engineer office's as a sustainable building's consultant.
I studied in the engineer field but I sew and knit as a hobby, and I am making most of my clothes.
Handmade knit garment
Handmade sew garment
As I learned about the environmental impact of the textile economy and the mass consumption in the fast fashion, I started to look for a way to have a positive impact on the world and start to find informations about fablab's and about the fabricademy.
It's seems to be a very intesting formation and I would like to start some workshop to teach people to make things themselves and start consuming differently and more sustainably.