Let’s do this in St Louis. An artist’s collective that supports homegrown functional art.
Shopping bags, jewelry, poster art, fiber art, food art
“Mondragon Corporacion Cooperativa or the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation (MCC) is a business-based socioeconomic initiative with deep roots in the Basque Country, created for and by people and inspired by the Basic Principles of our Co-operative Experience. It is firmly committed to the environment, competitive improvement and customer satisfaction in order to generate wealth in society through business development and the creation of, preferably co-operative employment which:
- Is based on a firm commitment to solidarity and uses democratic methods for organization and management.
- Fosters participation and the involvement of people in the management, profits and ownership of their companies, developing a shared project which unites social, business and personal progress.
- Fosters training and innovation through the development of human and technological skills, applying its own Management Model aimed at helping companies become market leaders and fostering Co-operation.” (emphasis in original) –approved by the 7th Congress 26 May 1999, and remains in force to this day.