During the past month, Nueva Mente cooperative members ventured out of Morón and took their wares to two fairs or ferias: the Feria Puro Diseño and the Feria del Cooperativismo. This was a first attempt at selling the products (mostly wallets) they had manufactured using the hotpress, and every single product was sold, which is truly amazing!
But what’s even more amazing …
is the contract the cooperative just signed with the Municipality of Morón to produce 50 trash bins for an area around a local reservoir that is being rehabilitated. This is a major step forward because the local government is now recognizing Nueva Mente as a legitimate manufacturing operation, not simply a recycling cooperative, which is exactly where all of us want to be. Kudos to everyone involved!
By the way, the team that is working with the hotpress has donned a new name for their project – Proyecto Contenido Prensado or Project Contents under Pressure ….