The Comptoir des Talents promotes the authentic know-how of European craftsmen committed in transparency and social responsibility.
The Comptoir des Talents is temporaly located in independant retail shops or workshops in Brussels known for the quality of their products and services.
Each year, min 5 % of the turnover are donated to a transparent charity that helps people in need in Belgium.
A daring project aimed to create small ecosystems around local economy, social responsibility and traditional know-how.
Le Comptoir des Talents was designed by Pascale Gonda, a citizen of Schaerbeek and owner of a bed and breakfast for many years. In 2018, after having long coordinated a foundation in the philanthropy sector, Pascale decided to start her own business with the desire to breathe new life into her retail district. Passionate about traditional trades and models of social economy, she conducted a test of her concept by creating a micro store within a local business and administered a survey of residents, traders, and artisans in neighborhood. Those surveyed revealed a shared desire for a diversified supply of quality products, the promotion of know-how, user-friendliness, and support for sustainable and responsible approaches.
As a result of these strong desires, the Comptoir des Talents debuted in early 2019 with the ambition to contribute to the development of a resilient local economy that values and encourages the know-how of professional artisans.
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