The “Women of Artsakh for Artsakh” initiative was found in October of 2020, after the Azerbaijani-Turkish terrorist attacks against Armenia and Artsakh starting on September 27, 2020.
After the violent attacks from Azerbaijan and Turkey, a group of young people from Aragatsotn region expressed their desire to support the communities affected by the genocidal attacks to the Artsakh communities. From the beginning we knew we needed to support the communities migrating to Armenia to escape deadly attacks. Jobs needed to be created for the women of Artsakh to firstly calm their nerves and occupy their minds to soothe their restlessness and fears. We discussed some ideas and started to lean towards the idea of sewing eco bags. After finalizing this brilliant idea, we applied to the Armenian Educational Institution, with their support we began our work.
About “Women of Artsakh for Artsakh” Eco bags:
The workshop is located in Oshakan Culture Center. About 30 women from Artsakh work here in shifts, sewing sturdy cloth eco bags with 3 different designed illustrations:
*Artsakh is Armenia…Final: We Are Our Mountains Monument and the joint map of Armenia and Artsakh!
*Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots Church in Shushi and #ArtsakhStrong
*An Artsakh woman and with the inscription “Sweet Lady”
Our Eco bags are shipped anywhere around the world. In addition to the beautiful packaging, there is an invitation from the woman who sewed your eco bag to visit her home in Artsakh and taste the aromatic teas & delicious pastries and dried fruits, hospitalities of the people of Artsakh.
The sales constitute 50% of the proceeds going to the Artsakh women who tailor the ecobags, and 50% will be spent on the general cost of the production of the eco bags.