Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin advocated small “cottage industries” as a means of livelihood and of worthy labor. Some Catholic Worker communities support their work by such means. Four with a Web presence are.
Cottage Industries- Appalachian Catholic Worker (Spenser, WV)
A desktop-publishing cooperative that sells a variety of titles.
Nativity House and Farm (Lockport, IL)
A variety of soaps and gift packs. Will ship anywhere.
Holy Odors Deodorant (Kansas City, MO)
Natural Organic Deodorant made and sold by Holy Family Catholic Worker House
Dorothy Day House Annual Christmas Wreath Sale (Memphis, TN)
Purchase a fresh Holiday Pacific Northwest Wreath or Cedar Garland, and help the Dorothy Day House provide transitional housing and support services for homeless families.