Récolte

We aim to act!
Support!
Centre the growers and pickers!
For the benefit of all!

Récolte is a community-owned co-op that unpacks some of the politics behind the cosmetics production. We want to elab­o­rate a shared reflec­tion on post-capitalism, participation, social engagement and community economy. Récolte is a response to the question, “What does a post-capitalist project look like?” It’s a pretty open question. We are interested in small fields that farmers grow and pick in Europe. We want to make products from ingredients that come from these fields. Our mission is simple: to add value to primary products from small and mid size growers and pickers in Europe, who practise organic, sustainable agricultural techniques.

Production cycle

All our products are in-house formulated, designed, manufactured. We’re committed to clean formulation and evidence-based products. We source all our ingredients from Europe and directly from small and mid-size farmers — growers and pickers — we know and trust.

Mark up

We operate a 3x total mark up (wholesale 2,3x and retail 1,3x). The wholesale markup covers a part of the co-op costs such as staff, research, design, utility costs, supplies, rent, insurance, communications, certification costs and accounting costs.

Membership

We operate a Membership scheme which is open to anyone to join. This is our extra magical ingredient. The membership provides a share in the ownership of the project, no one person owns — this means collective ownership — or can extract surplus value from Récolte. It also provides the right to vote — this means democracy — on a one member, one vote basis. When you become a member, you don't get anything but you bring into existence the collective ownership, and you strengthen Récolte by growing the community. A lifetime co-op membership is 5 euros. Payment through PayPal; email if you prefer to pay by European bank transfer.

Join Récolte as a co-op member here.

Some products

01.
Baume secours

A rich antioxidant salve balm formulated to repair and re-energize dehydrated and fragile skin while offering protection against aggression (pollution, cold, dryness). Skin feels nourished, repaired and re-energized.
Massage gently into the face, lips, hands and anywhere you feel needs it. Warm between the palms before applying. Pro tip: it’s the perfect after sun care.

Full ingredient list:
  • Olive oil (IT) is high in fatty acid content and emollient squalene.
  • Cistus leaf (FR) extract protects against free radical damage.
  • Yellow beeswax (DE) acts as a protective barrier.
  • Honey (DE) heals and repairs.
  • Alcohol (FR) purifies.
  • Propolis (FR) extract provides powerful healing.
Olea europaea fruit oil, cistus ladaniferus extract, cera flava, mel, alcohol, propolis wax.

Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, gentle on all skin types, gender neutral, 100% BPA-free metal tube, non-comedogenic.
Organic product, 30 ml.
Made in Belgium

02.
Baume lavande

A soothing and nourishing lavender balm formulated to leave skin protected, comfortable and looking beautifully healthy.
Massage gently into the face, lips, hands and anywhere you feel needs it. Warm between the palms before applying.

Full ingredient list:
  • Olive oil (IT) is high in fatty acid content and emollient squalene.
  • Officinal lavender flower extract (FR) soothes, calms and balances.
  • Sweet almond oil (PT) is softening.
  • Sunflower oil (FR) nourishes and conditions.
  • Yellow beeswax (FR) delivers intense protection.
  • Vitamin E (DE) is a natural antioxidant.
Olea europaea fruit oil, lavandula angustifolia extract, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, helianthus annuus seed oil, cera flava, tocopherol.

Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, gentle on all skin types, gender neutral, 100% BPA-free metal tube, non-comedogenic.
Organic product, 30 ml.
Made in Belgium

03.
Huile visage lavande

A lavender face oil that intensively nourishes the skin. Formulated with antioxidants, it soothes and revitalises the skin to keep it looking fit, radiant and youthful.
Apply three to five drops, massaging lightly.

Full ingredient list:
  • Sweet almond oil (PT) is rich in protein and zinc, vitamins E and A.
  • Olive oil (IT) softens and smooths.
  • Officinal lavender flower extract (FR) soothes and calms.
  • Safflower seed oil (FR) is rich in linoleic acid and vitamins K and E.
  • Vitamin E (DE) works as an antioxidant.
Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, olea europaea fruit oil, lavandula angustifolia extract, carthamus tinctorius seed oil, tocopherol.

Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, gentle on all skin types, gender neutral, non-comedogenic, vegan.
Organic product, 30 ml.
Made in Belgium

Stockists

Labelchic (Brussels)
Privejoke (Brussels)
Supermonkey (Brussels)
Centre Commercial (Paris VI)
Centre Commercial (Paris X)

Tax effective support

Récolte is a co-op with status in Belgium. By becoming a member, you can benefit from a tax reduction of 45% in Belgium or 18% in France. However small or large, all memberships are welcome and make a huge difference to Récolte’s ongoing activities. Every co-op is obliged to provide insight into a number of details. The goal is to be as transparent as possible for (potential) members. If you are interested in becoming a Récolte-sponsor and have any additional questions, please email us.

Contact

Récolte
Chaussée d’Alsemberg 69
1060 Bruxelles, Belgium
info@recoltecoop.com
instagram.com/recoltecoop

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Team

Co-founders:
Ananda Escriva, Franck Laÿs

Statutory information

VAT BE0682863073
IBAN BE26523080912829
© 2019 Récolte