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Lviv-Rubizhne. The socks that sew Ukraine together

This is a story of how a creative business may sew the country together. IT-specialists from Lviv and sewing factory owners from Luhansk would have never met if it wasn’t for the military conflict in the East of Ukraine. It...

A house instead of a fence

Although their background is not in architecture or construction, Roman and Yaryna Bahovsky decided to invest in building eco-frіendly prefab homes. After working for a while on reforms in police and customs departments, Roman decided to shift his focus to...

A farm near the battle front

There is a developing eco-farm in the village of Ivanopillia near the city of Kostiantynivka. Its owner Serhiy Svyrydenko dreams of unravelling green tourism in a region that is quite new to him. Shortly before the war he and his...

The Kasen hamlet. A farmstead among jungles

A married couple, Victoria and Dmytro Radchuk, left their business in Lutsk to create a sheep farm. In 2016, they moved to the area near the village of Povcha, where they set up a green tourism farmstead called...

Craft Laboratory and Something Interesting: In Search of Lviv glass

In 2011, in one of the central courtyards of Lviv, a boutique shop- opened to bring together all those interested in the arts and crafts, with a particular focus on glasswork. A group of friends and experimenters opened “Something Interesting”,...

Building with hemp

When it comes to construction, we’re used to hearing words like concrete, cement, reinforcing steel, mineral wool, and polystyrene blocks. But hemp? Not so much. This is the story of a Ukrainian startup that produces building materials from industrial hemp...

Ukrainian Guitars for the World Market

These guitars compete in the global market alongside Fender and Gibson. They cost as much as handmade jewellery, and represent Ukraine at international music trade shows. And they originate from a small workshop in Bila Tserkva, Kyiv region. It all...

Exporting Lviv

A little over a decade ago, Lviv saw the creation of a company that subsequently took over being the city’s brand ambassador. They created or merged brands that linked Lviv with coffee, books, chocolate, beer, festivals, and creative establishments. Lviv...

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