This is switchrs: Jan, Isabelle, Manu and Veerle. We’re a collective of freelancers with a mission.

That mission is to promote an environmentally and socially responsible economy. And we want it to come quickly and thoroughly. Actually, we can’t wait.

Manu Vollens is an expert at designing sustainable business models. He loves to make dinosaur corporations think like startups and inject a portion of social and circular responsibility. Read more.

Jan Leyssens is a designer, a maker and a public speaker, and the founder of strategic design agency Regenerative Design. For the coming months it will be mostly quiet around Jan, as he’s traveling with his family through Latin America. Read More.

Veerle Spaepen is a creative social responsibility expert, detecting, connecting and illuminating frontrunners and changemakers. Read more.

Isabelle Vanhoutte is a freelance journalist, interviewing personalities pioneering in circular economy and the bottom-up movement. As a teacher, she’s also exploring new ways of education. Read more.

This is what we do:

We’re masters at designing positive impact. You can contact us to make, show, facilitate and talk about things that regenerate our planet, society and economy.

For more information, check out the overview of our activities.


So, what to expect from us the coming months?

We’ll be blogging about our activities. In the pipeline:

Three summer interviews about circular economy in Flanders. Further more; our insights in circular economy and social responsible entrepreneurship. Expect overviews, analyses and recommendations.


We recently joined the Belgian team of Peerby for a couple of months to help them out with their business model and future strategy plans.



We’ll give strategic advice to the Belgian Federal Minister of Environment Marie-Christine Marghem and we’re finishing our contribution to a report by the European Commission.


Regularly, Manu will share an online tool that organisations can use to explore and experiment with circular economy. These tools are also used in our workshops.



…and much more.

To stay updated on our activities, follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook, or this blog.