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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Worker-Owned, Worker-Spun

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July 7, 2008
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Kimberly Sherman,

There are not too many places worth visiting that greet guests with the smell of livestock. But those who venture into the tiny, farm-scented retail shop at the Green Mountain Spinnery are rewarded with the chance to browse racks of colorful patterns, displays of knitted projects, and buckets of yarns in a gritty working mill with a story to tell.

The Spinnery is a kind of business not completely uncommon in Vermont: a worker-owned cooperative that supports regional farms and seeks environmentally responsible ways to do business - in this case, processing natural fibers...

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