Macken

Macken takes advantage of resources that people no longer want or society do not really need. Macken is a cooperative. Through its programs and products the activities of Macken shows that you can combine sustainability and integration with Entrepreneurship.

MANAGEMENT

A worker cooperative. An autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, and cultural benefit.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Bike repair/shop, Gardening and urban farming, Enterprize school – starting up new companies, langauge training school for immigrants, second hand shop, recycling of furnitures and glass, recycling of wood and crafts, Sewing services, interior design for workspaces

PRODUCTS

Making new furnitures, making glass from recycled winebottles to sell at design shops. Childrens and adult clothes from recycled garments to be sold at design shops and web shop. http://macken.coop/butik/sv/ Building small holiday cabins from recycled woods.

FINANCING/FUNDING

Sales – products made in the different workshops as well as job and language training activities. Collaboration with Municipalities regarding Entrepreneurial school and Gardening etc.

PARTNERS
  • Labour office Växjö
  • CA-Real Estate
  • Coompanion Växjö (a social enterprze network)
  • St Sigfrids Folk high school
  • Municipality of Växjö
LOCATION

Local but also social enterprize franchise in other cities in Sweden.

TARGET GROUP/SOCIAL PURPOSE

Macken create jobs for people with disabilities an people in need of language training.

DURABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

Having a good business idea! Great networks and partnerships.

AWARENESS

From the start

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Trying to develop the Franchise concept.

ADVICE FOR STARTING UP A SE

Building networks.

WEBSITE: www.macken.coop

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