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Handymade in Brussels

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Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte

ASPH, L'Ouvroir

This led to the formation of Handymade in Brussels, a partnership involving four Brussels parties from very different sectors, but all strongly engaged: ASPH – Association Socialiste de la Personne Handicapée; L’Ouvroir social enterprise; MAD and designer Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte. This audacious project entails making bags from canvas sheets depicting the buildings on the world’s most beautiful square through a social enterprise, most of whose employees are people with a disability.

Every Handymade in Brussels bag is a unique numbered product conceived by designer Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte in residence at the MAD. The goal of the project is to enhance the status and publicise the sometimes very artisanal work of people with a disability at social enterprises, giving them the visibility and credibility they deserve. Those are the two main strengths of Handymade in Brussels: handmade production by people with a disability making an important contribution to sustainability.

Handymade in Brussels bags are everyday objects that highlight a piece of Brussels built heritage in an original, sustainable and socially engaged way

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