Standing With Ukraine
LVIV, UKRAINE -- A textiles workshop in Ukraine has transformed into a wartime factory to produce military vests for those fighting on the front lines of Russia’s invasion. Before the invasion, Olesa Kovtyk, who is coordinating the new effort, said the workshop produced linens for restaurants, outfits for cleaning staff, and pillows for hotels. Now, volunteers produce jackets for military members. We are doing it from the beginning of the war, and it’s absolutely different kind of stuff,” she said. The workshop expanded to about 10 sewing machines and the volunteers are capable of producing about 30 vests a day, which volunteers then deliver to those fighting. “We have a lot of orders for it, so we have to have a lot of sewing machines to make it fast,” Kovtyk said. “It’s really big now.” Volunteers are split into two shifts per day, though the workshop is looking to add a third shift to produce Svests long into the night.
The Flag of Ukraine
The flag of Ukraine consists of two horizontal stripes - light blue one on the top and bright yellow one at the bottom. The blue stripe represents the sky and the yellow one stands for Ukrainian fertile land and fields. Ukraine has undergone many territorial changes during its existence. It was doing very well in the 10th and 11th centuries as an independent Kievan Rus; however, it was attached to Lithuania later. After gaining independence, it was eventually annexed again, this time to Russia and then to the Soviet Union. In 1991, Ukraine became independent and since 1992 it has started to use the flag in its present form again. Since that time, Ukraine has been facing a series of economic and political problems, so the national colors that also have religious significance are of great importance for Ukrainians.
Behind The Seams News Round-Up: Ukraine & Russia
As the Russian invasion and the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, SPESA provides an update on the latest news and its impact on the global sewn products industry. https://www.bts-news.org/post/news-round-up-ukraine-russiaBy SPESA