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Meet the heart and soul behind every creation at La Chenille. As a passionate artist and nature enthusiast, Raquel breathes life into our exclusive products through her intricate illustrations. Her deep connection with nature, particularly her love for pollinators, is at the core of our brand's ethos. From conceptualizing designs to production and sales, Raquel is the driving force behind every aspect of our small but mighty business.

As a team of one, Raquel's unwavering dedication to quality, sustainability, and promoting the beauty of our natural world shines through in every piece we offer. Join us in celebrating her artistic vision and commitment to making a positive impact on our planet.

Thank you for supporting La Chenille—a small business with a big passion for nature and art.

I'm Raquel, an illustrator/biologist and small business owner based in the suburbs of Montreal. I strongly believe in the power of nature and its intrinsic value. My mission is simple yet profound: to safeguard the natural world and inspire a deep appreciation for the native insects that play a vital role in our ecosystem. Through my carefully curated collection of illustrations, I aim to foster a connection between art and nature, allowing you to bring the beauty of these remarkable creatures into your daily life. Thank you for taking the time to explore my website!

illustration quebec member
applied arts awards

creative quaterly magazine
Raquel Maciel owner of La Chenille
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