In the Loop

In the Loop is a place for local and international community members, creatives, startups, and companies to try out new things and make connections around a shared consciousness and passion for circular design and sustainability-driven ideas, products and services.

Circularity-driven popup community

 

In the Loop is a circularity-driven popup community hosted by FabCafe in partnership with Ekolokal.

In the Loop is a place for creatives, startups, and companies from around the world to try out new things and make connections around a shared consciousness and passion for circular design and sustainability-driven ideas, products and services.

Through the In the Loop community, we aim to increase meaningful collaboration, experiment boldly with new materials, methods, and ideas, while engaging deeply with local and global sustainability-inspired creatives, startups, and companies.

Our community name, “In the Loop” has two meanings:

First, “loop” is a reference to circular economy which aims to replace the linear create-use-throw away lifecycle in favor of a circular system where materials are reused, products are upcycled and waste is designed out.

Second, “In the Loop” can also mean “to be in the know”.
Together as a community, members aspire towards gaining a high level of consciousness and shared knowledge around circular design and sustainability. This feeling of inclusion and shared consciousness aims to encourage a deeper and meaningful connection among community members.

  • Experience: DIY Workshops

    Through DIY workshops, we learn how to think about circular economy from the perspective of making things with others.

  • Food & Drink

    Let’s have lunch! A Chef pop-up at FabCafe’s open kitchen serves delicious circularity-driven food and drinks.

  • Swap Market

    Give your gently used goods new life and reduce your consumption of new fashion and small housewares at the Swap Shop hosted by SwapStories.jp

  • "Discover New" Market

    Discover new goods by local businesses that promote a more sustainable lifestyle.

  • Ekolokal

    Our mission with Ekolokal is to enable you to make more eco-friendly choices with regards to food! With Ekolokal, you can discover and visit unexpectedly eco-friendly stores in your area. This means that most of the stores on our platform are not marketed as eco-friendly however they are flexible enough to accommodate eco-conscious consumers who are vegan, want to reduce plastic wastem etc. Not only are doing something good for the environment and your health, but also supporting local businesses. Ekolokal is also a positive community where you can get inspired, find motivation and connect with each other!
    Our mission with Ekolokal is to enable you to make more eco-friendly choices with regards to food! With Ekolokal, you can discover and visit unexpectedly eco-friendly stores in your area. This means that most of the stores on our platform are not marketed as eco-friendly however they are flexible enough to accommodate eco-conscious consumers who are vegan, want to reduce plastic wastem etc. Not only are doing something good for the environment and your health, but also supporting local businesses. Ekolokal is also a positive community where you can get inspired, find motivation and connect with each other!

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In the Loop is a place for local and international community members, creatives, startups, and companies to try out new things and make connections around a shared consciousness and passion for circular design and sustainability-driven ideas, products and services.

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In the Loop

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FabCafe Tokyo

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  • Kelsie Stewart

    FabCafe CCO

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

  • Hélène Quéguiner

    Ekolokal Co-Founder

  • Karina Kimoto

    Ekolokal Community Manager

  • Rio Kudo

    Loftwork Creative Director

    Rio is from Akita Prefecture in Japan and graduated from Tsuda College. She studied multicultural coexistence and international cooperation, specializing in entertainment/leisure and international cooperation. After returning to Japan, she studied music under the theme of SDGs, directed a Music Festival under the same these and began her work as a communicator for SHIBUYA QWS. Her hobbies include mountain climbing, organic vegetable gardening, and exploring permaculture.

    Rio is from Akita Prefecture in Japan and graduated from Tsuda College. She studied multicultural coexistence and international cooperation, specializing in entertainment/leisure and international cooperation. After returning to Japan, she studied music under the theme of SDGs, directed a Music Festival under the same these and began her work as a communicator for SHIBUYA QWS. Her hobbies include mountain climbing, organic vegetable gardening, and exploring permaculture.

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