Why use VAWC Co-ops?

Using worker co-ops in the VAWC system builds and strengthens our co-op economy. VAWC Member Co-ops:

• are committed to a cross sector co-operative economy and co-founded the Valley Co-operative Business Association.

• govern and direct our own support and development (we’ve supported 5 traditional businesses converting to worker co-operatives in 8 years).

• engage in education internally and externally including our Certificate in Co-operative Enterprise at UMass, Amherst and our VAWC Owners’ Manual.

Our Member Co-operatives:

Collective Copies offers full copying and printing services, products from other worker co-operatives and ships worldwide.

Green Mountain Spinnery Co-operative creating yarns of the highest quality, sustaining regional sheep farming, and developing environmentally sound ways to process natural fibers.

Oxbow Design Build is a conversion in process in Easthampton, MA, offering full service design, construction and fabrication for your home or business.

Pedal People serves the Northampton, MA area with human powered delivery and hauling, and provides Northampton with recycling and trash pick up service.