A business festival called In Search of Made in Ukraine showed off local small businesses who are trying to sell their products to replace imports that retailers depend on. The Oct. 11-12 event took place on Kyiv’s Olympic Stadium.
More than 200 producers presented their goods and more than 15,000 visitors came, according to Yulia Savostina, a blogger and an organizer of the event. One could find here
Ukraine-made 1960s style dresses for women, jewelry, men’s leather purses,
wedding dresses, cell-phone covers, peanut butter, board games and bicycles.
Georgiy Shevchenko, 25, a graduate of Interregional Academy
of Personnel Management and a product developer at Headges menswear, says he’s
been running the project for about a year. “I wanted to create something
practical – something that could be felt,” he told.