Within Oxfam-Solidarity, the 2nd hand department is responsible for collecting, sorting and selling items. We focus on 4 product groups: textiles, books, informatics and brocante. The profits of our department go to the projects of Oxfam-Solidarity.
Orybany supports creators and projects working to design more ethical and sustainable fashion. This space brings together an original selection of clothing, jewellery and accessories. The Orybany workshop is also a multi-purpose space for sharing and meeting dedicated to creative workshops, events and ephemeral exhibitions.
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Aquaponie BXL designs and installs aquaponics systems. From small aquariums to 10 m³ basins, indoors and outdoors, for a few aromatic plants to large-scale vegetable production and, of course, fish farming.
Brussels Food Business Center (BFBC) opens its professional kitchens so that new entrepreneurs can test their concept under real conditions, adapt it if required, take advantage of the expert advice of food processing experts and pool ingredient, packaging and logistics purchasing.
Terroirist is a cooperative that helps shops, restaurants, and other Brussels food professionals join forces to create their own direct supply structure with market gardeners, producers and processors who respect human values and nature.
Boentje Café is the first zero-waste café in Brussels. It combines local suppliers and fitting out and decoration using recycled products. The Boentje café team is also behind the “BOK” returnable food container system which is used by many restaurants in Brussels.
Fyteko is a young, innovative green chemistry company. It has developed a biostimulant, an ecological product which modifies certain metabolic parameters of plants to help make crops more resistant and better able to recover following periods of abiotic stress.
BEES coop is the first cooperative, participative and non-profit supermarket in Brussels. The model is based on a triple commitment from its members. The co-operator is: an owner, employee and customer.
The Fruitopia non-profit’s primary business is the use of unsold produce (fruits and vegetables) via processing into long-shelf life preserves (jams, compotes, chutneys, etc.) to avoid food waste and promote the circular economy. Fruitopia also organises a range of activities to raise awareness about the stakes involved in food waste: information stands, anti-waste cooking and preserving and team building workshops.
Mon cafetier is based on a short circuit logic with as few intermediaries between producer and consumer as possible. To ensure freshness, the coffee is custom roasted in an artisanal workshop in Brussels and mailed directly to consumers every month.
Dzerostudio Architectes is an architect’s firm which develops innovative circular economy concepts and projects on different scales. The approach ranges from research to product sales while maintaining control throughout the value chain in order to optimise circularity. Prototypes, particularly of furniture and building systems, are developed with worksite waste and materials from DzeroStudio building demolition sites.
MODS and their accessories are designed to be easy to assemble and take apart and to be reused many times. Their extreme modularity means that they can be made into any type of temporary structure imaginable. Counters, podiums, partitions, bars…MODS reinvents itself with each use based on people’s needs.
BC Materials transforms the earth from worksites into raw earth construction materials, such as compressed earth blocks (CEB), coatings and rammed earth. The materials are carbon neutral and provide a healthy environment in buildings.
Batiterre is a construction industry project resulting from a partnership between Batigroupe and Groupe Terre. The consignment shop concept enables the collection or extraction of worksite materials and their sale at reduced prices.
Entrakt is the meeting between a temporary vacancy in a building and a temporary need for space: start-ups, housing, creative projects…A winning solution for all parties: owner, user and neighbourhood!
Cyclo does everything to make sure that cyclists stay on the right path, to ensure that unused bicycles get back onto Brussels’ streets and that all reusable bicycle parts that have been thrown away are used again.
CYCAD provides electric bicycles made in Brussels using Belgian and French bamboo. Its customers use the bicycles but don’t own them. CYCAD provides servicing and maintenance for the bicycles and replaces them if they are stolen.
Les Ateliers de la rue Voot proposent un vélo aux enfants: de la draisienne au 24 pouces. A chaque étape de l’enfance, un vélo… et de la place dans le garage car ici on utilise un vélo, on n’en devient pas propriétaire.
Fais-le-toi-même is a materials library, an open-access work space for experienced people and a creation support space for novices. Its goal is to make people independent via manual and creative know-how.
Looops collects and repairs used toys and gives them a new life with the help of a sheltered workshop. The toys can be bought or rented and are available via three different distribution channels: private individuals, companies and non-profits.
Konligo enables events managers to stand out at their customers’ and their own events with attractive reusable structures (stands and tents) which require less than an hour to set up rather than days.
Mister Genius is a collection and resale point for second-hand and unused computers and computers to be recycled. These are, in fact, puzzle experts who transform electronic waste into bespoke computers.
Shayp has designed an innovative technology to detect and measure the cost of water leaks in pipes and to automatically put the user (private individuals and companies) in contact with a plumber. It makes saving water and reducing bills a smart and easy decision.
No more items used just once a year collecting in garages, basements and attics. Usitoo is a new kind of object lending library. It’s a simple, cost-effective, sustainable system with no deposit and local delivery.
Eco Tap’s goal is to make the distribution of 100% zero-waste liquids as accessible as possible. An automatic liquids vending machine was developed and
installed in shops for this purpose. We sell products from Belgian producers via the vending machines.
Yuman brings together a circular and sustainable product and services offering for daily life in one place. It offers another way of consuming thanks to innovative solutions created by local entrepreneurs.
The Lemon Spoon is a guide for a slow lifestyle. Slow down to inspire, inform and challenge people and companies on environmental and social issues. A catalogue of sustainable fashion and food brands and practical advice to test at home based on an eco-responsible consumption charter.
MCA Recycling offers tailored solutions to facilitate company waste sorting and management. Organic waste, paper, cans, plastic, toner, neon lights…MCA recycles and transforms waste into new resources thanks to its collection system and sorting centre.
Lokado is a sustainable gift voucher system which promotes short circuits in and around Brussels. A rechargeable wood card with seeds provides access to experiences, visits, tastings, workshops and team building activities with Lokado partners.
Merciki facilitates the exchange of goods and services for private individuals and companies that want to commit to a sustainable mode of operation. Merciki is developing a local solidarity ecosystem in which exchanges are free thanks to the Merci, the complementary money used on the intuitive, efficient digital platform. Users post adverts describing what they have available or are looking for. Each time a user helps out or gives an item, they receive Mercis which they can then use to get what they need.