Our Member Co-operatives:
Beyond Abuse and Trauma is a worker co-op social services agency start-up that is due to launch in 2023.
Collective Copies offers full copying and printing services, products from other worker co-operatives and ships worldwide.
Flat Iron Cooperative is a worker co-operative café and community space in Bellows Falls, VT.
The Hive Makerspace is a start-up in Greenfield, MA, and is be a membership-based maker space dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and the creative economy.
Oxbow Design Build converted to a worker co-op in 2019. Oxbow is in Easthampton, MA, offering full service design, construction and fabrication for your home or business.
Pedal People serves the Northampton, Massachusetts, area with human powered delivery and hauling, and provides Northampton with recycling and trash pick up service.
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; our finances are managed by co-ops and credit unions, we partner co-ops across all sectors and co-founded the Valley Co-operative Business Association.
• govern and direct our own support and development (we’ve supported 7 traditional businesses converting to worker co-operatives since our founding).
• engage in education internally with tailor-made educational events and externally including our Certificate in Co-operative Enterprise at UMass, Amherst, its internship program and our VAWC Owners’ Manual.