Optimart has been engaged in solidarity-based, Fair Trade activities in the field of handicrafts since 1992. This non-profit organisation works with small, informal-sector urban organisations based in West Africa, most of them engaged in recovery and recycling. Believing that Fair Trade should go hand-in-hand with in-depth educational work, Optimart organises training seminars in international citizenship for future teachers and has recently been engaged in alternative music publishing and responsible tourism activities.S

Shop: Mbeubeus (named after the Dakar landfill site), 10, rue Pletinckx B-1000 Brussels, Tel: +32 (0)2 736 51 10