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Thursday, August 26, 2021 [20] Looms of Ladakh: Women-owned Wool Textile Cooperative

Looms of Ladakh is a women owned luxury wool clothing cooperative based in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India. They are a farm-to-fashion initiativ... In this episode I speak with co-founder Abhilasha Bahuguna about the importance of creating a sustainable source of income to support the Changpa peop...

Thursday, August 12, 2021 [19] Fairmondo: Cooperatively Owned Online Marketplace

Fairmondo is an online-marketplace owned by its local users currently based in Germany. It is an ethical alternative aiming to compete against Amazon’... In this episode I speak with founder Felix Weth about the online marketplace they are creating to give buyers an option to engage with an economy they...

Friday, July 30, 2021 [18] O+ Festival: Art for Medicine Exchange

O+ is a festival created in Kingston, NY to support the health of underinsured artists and musicians through the exchange of art making and performanc... In this episode I speak with executive director Holly Kelly and art director Lindsey Wolkowicz about the festival’s evolution and the ongoing needs it...

Thursday, July 15, 2021 [17] Woodbine: Volunteer-run Community Resource Hub

Woodbine is a DIY volunteer-run community resource hub located in Ridgewood Queens, NY. It’s all encompassing of solidarity, intended to cultivate the... In this episode I speak with one of the co-founders Matt Peterson and volunteer Amoga Sahu about the creation and sustainability of this mutual aid hu...

Thursday, July 1, 2021 [16] Essential Food & Medicine: Providing Free Food & Medicine for Underserved Communities

Essential Food and Medicine is a mutual aid initiative based in Oakland, CA that started during the pandemic but has done an incredible amount of work... In this episode I speak with co-founders Xochitl Moreno and AshEL Elidrige. In the first half of the conversation we speak about Essential FAM as whol...

Thursday, June 17, 2021 [15] VinziRast-Mittendrin: Student, Homeless, and Refugee Co-Housing

VinziRast-Mittendrin is a co-housing building located in Vienna, Austria where students, formerly homeless, and refugees live amongst each other. It h... In this episode I speak with architect Alexander Hagner who was responsible for the adaption of the building. We speak about the event led to the co-h...

Thursday, June 3, 2021 [14] Horta Inteligente: Environmental Care & Awareness in Favelas

Horta Inteligente (Intelligent Garden) promotes environmental education to children in the oldest favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a volunteer-run... In this episode I speak with project partner and environmental engineer Lorena Portela about the history of favelas and their current state, how found...

Thursday, May 20, 2021 [13] Green Mountain Spinnery x Flat Iron Cooperatives: Longstanding Natural Fiber Yarn Mill and New Coffee Shop

Green Mountain Spinnery is a 40 year old cooperative based in rural Vermont. They mill high quality yarns made in the U.S., support regional sheep far... In this episode I speak with worker-owner Larisa Demos about the inspiration behind Green Mountain Spinnery and Flat Iron’s development. Initially thi...

Thursday, May 6, 2021 [12] Uzupis: Sovereign Republic in Lithuania

Uzupis is a sovereign republic located in the Lithuanian capital of Vilinus. Depicted much like a utopia, they have their own flag, army, currency, ca... In this episode I speak with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomas Chepaitis about the history of Uzupis, reactions they received from the Lithuanian ...

Thursday, April 29, 2021 [11] Valley Alliance of Worker-Coops: Regional Worker-Coop Network

The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops is a secondary cooperative, meaning they are a cooperative made up of member co-ops. Their members are apart of a... In this episode I speak with executive director Adam Trott about the benefits of strong cooperative alliances, resources needed for worker-coops to be...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 [10] Oxbow Design Build: Design and Construction Cooperative

Oxbow Design Build is a recently converted worker-owned design and construction cooperative in Easthampton, Massachusetts. They practice holistic desi... Member-owner and project manager Carl Woodruff speaks with me about their transition to a worker cooperative, what it means to be a holistic design/bu...

Thursday, April 1, 2021 [09] Altrapo Lab: Ethical Fashion Cooperative

Altrapo Lab is a cooperative in Madrid, Spain dedicated to training and raising awareness about the impacts of the fashion industry and the promotion ... Worker-owner and co-founder Zaloa Basaldua speaks with me about how Altrapo Lab is shifting the narrative from fashion consumption to reconstruction. ...

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