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The Co(rk)mmunity

The co(rk)mmunity

A big part of the mission is creating awareness around slow and sustainable consuming. Real change for a better and more ecological world of tomorrow lies in each and every one of us. It’s all about choosing quality, handmade, sustainable, honest and authentic products where no human or animal suffering is involved.

In the co(rk)mmunity there’s room and opportunity to talk about sustainable and ecological initiatives. You’ll find cosy places to sit and relax, so people can inspire each other and sustainable collaborations between entrepreneurs can be made.

The Co(rk)mmunity

More than a webshop

For me entrepreneurship is all about connecting with people. Inspiring and being inspired. Meeting new people and listening to their stories. Knowing their passion and understanding what makes their ecological hearts tick. I want to hear all about daily, small initiatives, every individual contribution to building a better, greener and more ecological world for tomorrow, not only for ourselves but also for our children and generations to come.

It became clear very quickly that Captain Cork would be more than a webstore , it would also have a real-life platform. A place that’s easily accessible for people to meet each other and share their unique stories.

ALL ABOUT SUSAINABILITY

For me the puzzle has to be complete. I chose to build a sustainable and socially responsible business, so I want these key traits to be present in every cell of my ‘corky company’.

The shops in and around Antwerp Central Station have been vacant for many years, that’s a pity and even a bit shameful for such a great and beautiful building, a national pride. In a train station people come and go, say hello and goodbye, and therefore it’s the ideal spot for spontaneous encounters and meaningful connections between people.

I’m a strong believer in the law of attraction, the ability to attract into our lives whatever we’re focusing on. No coincidence that Captain Cork became part of a project for sustainable and socially responsible start-ups. A 60 square meter store, in the heart of a buzzing city where so many people pass each other on a daily basis.

DESIGNED WITH UPCYCLING AND LOTS OF LOVE

For the design of the concept store I exclusively worked with recycled and reused materials. And not just any materials. We had to empty the house of my beloved dad after it was put up for sale. It was emotionally heavy to say goodbye to all of his belongings, which he worked so hard for his entire life. That͛s why we decided to reuse his stuff (a lot of industrial heavy material) for the interior. The contrast between nature and industrial things is so powerful and beautiful in its simplicity.

SO CORKY!

In the Captain Cork concept store you’ll also find beautiful home and interior products made from cork. Maybe you’ll get inspired to use more cork items in your home. Buying more cork helps to save the ancient cork oak tree forests – the lungs of our European environment.

In the store you will find various categories of cork products: bags, purses, travel bags, gadgets and accessories, home and interior, yoga and seasonal products. Everything is produced from the finest cork, thoughtfully handmade and directly imported from Portugal.

I work with small supplies and limited amounts of each item. This way you can be certain of real, exclusive and unique eyecatchers with an inspiring and sustainable story.

WELCOME IN THE CO(RK)MMUNITY

Captain Cork is more than just cork products. A big part of the mission is creating awareness around slow and sustainable consuming. Real change for a better and more ecological world of tomorrow lies in each and every one of us. It͛s all about choosing quality, handmade, sustainable, honest and authentic products where no human or animal suffering is involved.

In the co(rk)mmunity there’s room and opportunity to talk about sustainable and ecological initiatives. You’ll find cosy places to sit and relax, so people can inspire each other and sustainable collaborations between entrepreneurs can be made.

You’ll also find the co(rk)mmunity online. Visitors and customers can tell their ecologicalstories, share their love and passion for nature and dreams for a better world of tomorrow through different social media channels. Together we can have a greater reach and achieve a growing awareness.