A local cooperative composed of older persons produces and sell traditional products (e.g. traditional shoes) through online shopping mall. In 2011, 30 elders in 4 welfare centers were participating in the craft making. The city government has planned to expand this business to international markets.
The Seoul Gwanak-gu Office set up "Shinsa Elderly Hall Joint Community Project" to promote community cooperatives by older persons. They produce goods, such as organic vegetables, re-usable shopping bags, wrapping materials, etc. The product test is conducted first, and if successful, products will be sold at local supermarkets.