Building a New Sewing Manufacturing Co-Op 
    As the sewing students receive their certificates of completion of the sewing course, they will have several options to use that certificate to secure employment. They will be able to; seek employment with existing sewing manufacturing businesses in Puerto Vallarta, purchase a sewing machine with a micro loan and work at home, or join a manufacturing cooperative that will be created in Volcanes to manufacture and sell product made by these sewing school graduates.  This co-op will be a Mexican non-profit Sewing Co-op formed by the members of the Volcanes community, with the advice council of outside businessmen.  Later on, a manufacturing facility will be built alongside the Sewing School to accommodate about 30 sewing machines and accompanying equipment to make it a full scale Sewing Manufacturing Plant.   This Sewing Co-op will employ about 50 worker per shift, and eventually will have 2 shifts.  These workers will primarily come from Volcanes and will be mostly moms who live in Colonia Volcanes.  
     A marketing study will be commissioned with help from UNIVA graduate students and will solicit business from the municipal government’s distribution of uniforms and back packs to the poorer primary schools in the region. The basic marketing idea is to sell product to the tourists industry, that is made right here in Puerto Vallarta by moms from Volcanes and surrounding communities.  Though the construction of the new Sewing Manufacturing Plant next to the Sewing School will not occur until 2015, some production using the Sewing School's machines after school hours can be accomplished before the new plant is built.
     Excess profits will support the Volcanes Sewing School and the Volcanes Community Education Project.

Next door to the Newly Opened Volcanes Sewing School is an empty lot perfect to build on.

Plans are underway to find funding to open Volcanes Sewing Manufacturing Co-op in 2015.

Floor Plan of the new Volcanes Sewing Manufacturing Co-op 


Phase 1 - Building a Sewing School
Click below for more information on what it took to build this Sewing School.
Phase 2 - Building a Sewing Manufacturing Co-operative