Parachute Factory

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Parachute Factory
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District

New Mexico

City Las Vegas

Date of founding


Last Updated 2015-04-20










Snail mail

166 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, NM-87701 Las Vegas
United States of America

Number of members


Membership fee

Free admission to community workshops with RSVP, limited to a certain number of participants, and occasional materials fees (paid in USD).

Information subject to correction/updating. Contact Parachute Factory to learn the latest.

Size of rooms

135+ square meters.


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Open to Residencies?


Location 35° 35' 35", -105° 13' 32"

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Parachute Factory is a community makerspace in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Our goal is to elevate the community through hands-on experiences in technology, art, and culture.

The name Parachute Factory conjures up images of everything this project embodies—from the feeling of jumping headlong into a project, to a manufacturing workplace. It also pays tribute to the community memory of the Jayval & Navajo Textiles parachute factory, where women who hadn’t been in the workforce learned to sew parachutes as a contribution to the Korean War effort, which helped lift the local economy.

In small towns like Las Vegas, big box stores selling cheaply-made merchandise create a throw-away mentality. Parachute Factory offers a homegrown creative alternative to the current cycle of production and consumption that is killing rural America.

Parachute Factory works in partnership with the Media Arts Department at New Mexico Highlands University, the NM Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New Mexico State Library.

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