side by side is the trade name for the design collection that was developed in 2001 by Caritas Wendelstein Werkstätten in cooperation with Sabine Meyer (project manager), factor product (graphic design agency) and more than 15 freelance designers. Product development, marketing & sales and the warehouse are located in Raubling in Bavaria's alpine upland. Wendelstein Werkstätten employs 120 disabled workers in different departments, including 80 who work in the well equipped wood workshop.
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side by side is a registered trademark of the Caritas Wendelstein Werkstätten in Rosenheim and Raubling. The workshops are run by the nonprofit Caritasverband München and Freising e.V.
side by side is not an independent entity, but rather a department within the workshop. The products are sold under the side by side label. Shipping and distribution are handled by the workshop in Raubling.
The workshops operate under a government mandate and offer people with intellectual, physical, psychological and multiple disabilities employment, helping them to participate in society. The wages are generated by the products sold by the workshop. The successful marketing of the side by side products secures the wages.