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How to export? Kormotech feeds cats and dogs in dozens of countries

Kormotech is a Lviv family-owned company, one of the world’s top 70 best producers of dog and cat food. They export 20 per cent of production, producing pet food at two factories in Ukraine and one in Lithuania....

How to export? Cultnaked dresses stars worldwide

International celebrities are now buying and wearing fashion pieces created by the brand Cultnaked which fashion photographer and designer Mary Furtas established in 2017 in Ukraine.  The brand has scaled from a small workshop in Lviv to organising...

Goat Farms: A Success Story

In Naddniprianshchyna, central Ukraine, dozens of farmers decided to revive goat breeding around the same time. The family farms ‘Zolota koza’ (‘Golden Goat’) ‘Babyni kozy’ (‘Grandma’s Goats’) ‘Lisova ferma’ (‘Forest Farm’), and ‘Pani Koza’ (‘Mrs Goat’) are all engaged in...

Making Passive Houses in Ukraine

An autonomous house that is easy to assemble in a matter of weeks and can be placed anywhere. A building that is independent from the power grid, has its own sewerage, and is equipped with water and air purification systems....

From Luhansk to a village in Poltavshchyna

Oleksandr and Maryna Blonski are from eastern Ukraine. At the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian War, they left Luhansk and settled in the village of Vovnianka in Poltavshchyna, where they started their own business from scratch. They founded a goat farm...

Starting an Organic Farm

In 2010, economist Valentyn Obshtyr quit the banking industry and started to revive the enterprise where his father had once worked. He bought out the assets belonging to a kolhosp in the village of Staryi Porytsk in Volyn and began...

Jerseys and cheese

Viktoriia and Yaroslav Knysh set up a farm and creamery in the village of Selysko, Halychyna, where they produce butter, yoghurts and cheeses from natural cow, sheep and goat milk. After their friends set up a dairy farm with Jersey...

Backpacks as therapy

Sashko Horondi’s story begins with running away from home in Zakarpattia and living for a few months at the Lviv train station. It continues in his attempts to find a job, restoring old furniture while searching for something of his...

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