IA “Vchasno”: “A miner of one of the Donetsk coal mines opened his own production of leather goods, which he sells throughout Ukraine and worldwide.”
“Once I came across a hand-made product made of leather of very poor quality. And then the understanding came that I could do it better, ”said Oleg Sabirov, an entrepreneur from Dobropolye, to the Business-Shid journalist.
In 2017, he founded his own leather goods workshop. Combining work in the mine, he creates women’s bags, wallets, key holders, and men’s belts.
After participating in a small grants competition from UNDP, he managed to purchase modern equipment – a laser engraving machine. Since then, he has become Oleg’s reliable technical assistant.
He learned to sew leather goods on the Internet. He admits that it is very difficult to find masters in Ukraine who would share their knowledge.
“A self-taught person has the only problem – he himself cannot adequately evaluate his work,” says Oleg.
But judging by the number of regular customers, he succeeds in working with leather. He sold his first products through social networks on the Internet. Soon he opened his own online store.
“In Ukraine, most of the leather goods are made in China, the quality of which is few people are satisfied with. One import. There is a great lack of quality products, the demand for which is always there, ”said Oleg.
For the time being, he works in the workshop himself. Recently I applied for registration of my own brand “Brute handcraft”. Under this name, it sends handmade products to all corners of Ukraine and worldwide.
In the near future, Dobropolye’s master plans to open his own showroom and is already exploring the possibilities of exporting to the USA. According to him, there is always a demand for quality products. The main thing is to love your work and put your whole soul into each product.