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“Socialeinrete” is a social cooperative based in Sesto Fiorentino (Italy) which is composed by ninety employees. It was created in 2003 and it is responsible for the re-integration of disadvantaged peo-ple through work especially in the sector of document management outsourcing services (printing, scanning, archiving and monitoring) and laundry services to to residential care facilities for the aged. 99% of its revenues come from private companies. This cooperative is also the owner of AltreMani (www.altremani.org) which is a workshop based in Fiesole, near Florence, where they produce decorative furnishings, articles of stationery and bookbinding art. The enterprise follows two values: on the one hand it achieves quality craftsmanship in a sustainable way (the materials used come from surplus industrial processing, being environmentally friendly and giving them a “second life“); on the other hand it integrates disadvantaged workers that already have experience in the production process. In 2011, Altremani took part in the International Home Show, the MACEF in Milan, as an exhibitor in the individual design space “CREATIONS”.
International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and
Service Producers' Cooperatives
Secretariat: C/O European Cooperative House - avenue Milcamps 105
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 543 1033, fax: +32 2 543 1037