By the way, about creativity. In August of this year, you began to realize that there is no creative project “CrazyKaktus”? Tell us what it is and how the idea of creating such a Ukrainian hand-made was born.
I want to note that earlier, we did not do anything similar. It all started with the support of the Public Organization “Crimean SOS”, providing a mentor who, in fact, helped us weigh the pros and cons, as well as understand the social component of the project. As a result, we decided to make eco-bags. In the beginning, it was very hard. We had to embroider everything manually, since we did not have an embroidery machine, which took a lot of time. In addition, we worked, and continue to work to create this beauty, the two of us — I and Nadezhda Zykova, who, in addition to participating in public life, is also a professional seamstress, which helps us incredibly. We searched and bought the materials ourselves, threads, fabric … And, after our main work, we had to go home and embroider, but we stubbornly continued to go to the intended goal, and we can say, on personal enthusiasm, we did a great job. Over time, we were fortunate enough to meet Julia Savostina, who was just preparing the exhibition “Made in Ukraine”, in which we, as representatives of the start-up production, took part. And here, we tried ourselves in the field of sales, which was also a novelty for us. But sales were and there were lots of positive emotions. Then we realized that we were doing this all for good reason. Then, we went to an exhibition in Zaporozhye, where we also managed to show our goods, although sales were slightly lower. But, at that moment, this was already a big breakthrough for us. Today, we have grown up, no matter what, we finally managed to make our work a little easier, now we have an embroidery machine, which was acquired by the Charity Foundation “Rozvitok suspíl’stva”, according to the project we submitted.