Lastivka Teplyi Market
Realized 14.11.2022 - 31.12.2022
34 400 UAH
The idea of the market arose out of necessity. The Lastivka community is an initiative group of women who, due to the Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, were forced to leave their cities, became new residents in the Ivano-Frankivsk community and have been living here for 6-7 months. The organisers of the market felt the need of many people who had recently came to Ivano-Frankivsk – to arrange their new homes, the need for inexpensive things and the need to create comfort at home. So, in August, the idea of holding the Lastivka garage sale emerged, and already in September, the first two garage sales took place at Promprylad (2 and 17 September ). At the first two garage sales, the idea of reusing and giving new life to things, clothes, dishes, anything that can be useful to other people was actively promoted. Markets also increase participants’ sense of involvement in joint social actions, because they have a rule, which means that part of the funds from the sale of items goes to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Accordingly, during the market event held on 2 September, UAH 35,090 was raised, and during the market event held on 17 September, UAH 42,000 was raised and donated to volunteers who help the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the purchase of motor vehicles.
The next one was the “Teplyi Market”, as it was urgent to get ready for a difficult winter with limited power / gas supply and the risk of its being cut due to the threat to the critical infrastructure of Ukraine from the Russian Federation.
The fair was held on November 28 and attracted 40 sellers and 10 partners. It was covered in the media, and many social contacts were established between relocated and local NGOs/businesses.
The geography of the participants varied greatly. The market featured a girl from Kherson painting watercolours for children, a girl from Mykolaiv selling woven baskets, branded products from Mariupol sold by a resident of Mariupol who now lives in Lviv.
UAH 44,300 from the sales at the Teple Market were directed to the needs of the Armed Forces, namely the Rapid Response Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine, which at that time was in the Bakhmut direction and needed warm winter outerwear.
The Urban Space 100 funds covered the costs of arranging the fair.