The Shop specializes in textiles and wood products, hand-made by youth in St. John's, NL. The production facility is a social enterprise of Choices for Youth and the only small/medium scale facility east of Montreal. Along with textiles adn wood, The Shop takes on the range of production – packaging, labelling, woodworking, tech products, textiles, vinyl printing, t-shirt printing, all sorts with a high-quality standard.
And they build capacity for local companies.
They're always looking to help start-ups ramp up their business and troubleshoot ideas, create prototypes, and incubate new ideas before bringing them to market.
The Shop works with all kinds of like-minded companies, small and large.
The Shop is much more than a production facility. they provide employment, training, and advancement for youth in the community, and profits go back to support Choices for Youth’s mandate to end youth homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Youth who work for the Shop learn every aspect of the work, they earn leadership experience, and once they find their niche, they can further develop their skills, in order to build a career for life. and, they benefit from all the support that Choices for Youth have to offer.
The Shop fills a gap in the production economy in Newfoundland and Labrador so that local businesses do not need to send away for production work. The work stays here on the island, keeping costs down for businesses, lowering their carbon footprint, and helping youth in the province thrive.
The Shop is one of the three social enterprises of Choices for Youth. the social enterprises employ youth who have barriers to finding sustainable work with the goal of helping them learn new skills so that they can obtain meaningful employment, or pursue post-secondary education.