Coat hook "Sun" from reclaimed metal, MADAGASCAR.

  • Let the sunshine in: This metal coat hook is a beautiful example of upcycling !
  • Pattern: "Sun" (center embossed)
  • Good value and useful accessory for any household!
  • Handmade in Madagascar*.
  • Dimensions: Approx 9 x 10 cm, easy to fit (Screws/ wall fixings not included).
  • Other patterns available.
  • Please refer to the paragraph below to learn more about the incredible story of this workshop!

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(*) The metal coat hook "Sun" you will receive can be slightly different from the one on the picture.


Violette and Dieudonné, a Madagascan couple who inherited their family tinplate business, developed the project, little by little, to fight against poverty and despair. They initially dreamt of creating a workshop which would give each worker a decent life. Today their dream is becoming reality and 400 men and women work in the workshop. There are no assembly lines or sophisticated tools here. People work on the ground and learn from one another, keeping individual artistic freedom.

There is room for everyone here, whatever their skills, age or disability. Mothers with babies, elderly women, people who are unable to hear and speak, young delinquents all concentrate on the work in hand, but all radiate the same sense of happiness in their eyes that comes with having recovered their dignity. Violette, crouched down among the workers, explains, modifies and organises the work.

Dieudonné, surrounded by several attentive workers, draws ambitious plans for new objects on the red dirt floor. 
The movement which drives this Noah’s Ark draws its strength from mutual aid and solidarity. It is not just about shaping tinplate, it is a whole life project for the workers. “We aim to organise daily life so that everyone can work easily and calmly”, says Dieudonné. So a canteen and a food store have been set up among the tools to ensure everyone is well-fed.

But what everyone is most proud of is the little school built on a reclaimed paddy-field where a hundred children learn to read and write in 5 well-run classrooms. "One day, smiles Dieudonné, we’ll build a high school too!"

A wonderful, true story… told by each item from Passer'Ailes/ Atelier d'Ankazobé! (pictures under the tab "L'Atelier")

Heightapprox. 9 cm
Widthapprox. 10 cm
Depthapprox. 9 cm
Materialrecycled metal - upcycling
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