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Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

Startups and boutique designers make up a small part of Ukraine's economy. But they're making everything from socks to streetwear — and are gaining skills essential for the country's development.
Designer Anastasiya Rudnik is a co-owner of the Ukrainian Street Wear shop in central Kiev. Source: Lucian Kim

A couple of years ago, Kiev business journalist Yuliya Savostina decided to try an experiment: to spend a year living off food and other goods produced exclusively in Ukraine.

Inspired by the local food movement in the United States, Savostina started a blog to document her experience. She didn't expect it to last very long.

"I was sure that there weren't any

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