Since 2013, OFFCUT has been bringing together people who are committed to the creative reuse of materials, while networking like-minded people and sensitizing people to ecological design. In our materials markets, we collect used, leftover, and surplus materials that would otherwise end up in the garbage. We sort, store, and sell them as raw materials for new projects, thereby extending their useful life. OFFCUT is a creative response to the ecological challenges of our time. We appreciate the value of existing materials and inspire people to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
All our materials markets are independently organized and, at the same time, part of the OFFCUT co-operative.
Materials with Creative Potential
Our materials are as varied as their origins: companies donate us their production surpluses and defective products. Private individuals give us their unused materials. Theatre, film, and exhibition makers give us reusable materials from their projects. The result is a rich and constantly changing stock of materials – providing inspiration for future creative work!
Visit one of our material markets, let yourself be inspired by the wealth of available materials – and find the unexpected, or long sought-after items for your next project.
Various Inspiring Activities
Our inspiring collection of materials is the starting point for a creative dealing with ecological and sustainable topics. With a wide range of craft and design workshops, private guided tours, and co-operative formats, we encourage you to discover the variety of materials and critically question the current use of resources. Our approach is based on sensual experiences and creative processes.
Our activities are aimed at families, school classes, associations, and organizations – in short: at all those who like to design and get involved in new things.
Donate us your materials and boost the recycling process.
Support and encourage us with a financial donation as a patron.
Get involved as Benevol member in one of our material markets.
The OFFCUT Schweiz project and, with it, the development of the national OFFCUT network is sponsored by: