Amoami Ukrainian Art Project

My great-grandmother Asya believed that art healed and her collection of embroideries and lace was a testament to her need to create something beautiful. So when I learned of Amoami, a social impact organization using crafts to support refugee women from Ukraine, I became curious about its mission. Based in Spain, Amoami works with Ukrainian refugee women in Europe and the result are lovely crochets.

This adorable bear is crocheted using a Japanese technique called “amigurumi.” The designs are inspired by Ukrainian embroideries and the bears come in different sizes. As such, Amoami provides economic support for the Ukrainian women and creates a comfortable place where they can work, make friends and create their own community. For people who lost everything as they fled, the community is crucial. Finally, crocheting and arts are used as therapy, something that Asya would recognize and approve.

You can find more information about Amoami and read the women’s personal stories on their Instagram page. Their shop offers a large selection of bears, all made from 100% natural cotton. Right now, to mark their one-year anniversary, Amoami offers 10% off your purchase. The bears are adorable and they will make a charming gift for children and adults alike. Most importantly, you can support a good cause and give Amoami’s team of 60 women a chance to reestablish their lives.

Photography by Bois de Jasmin

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8 Comments

  • Cherie: The link to the shop does not work due to “an insecure connection to the server” – I wonder if there is a different link. May 26, 2023 at 1:24pm Reply

    • Victoria: It’s strange, but you are not the only one who had issues. I could access their website without any problems, so I can’t seem to replicate this error. Just to be on the safe side, I will remove the link and leave the link to Instagram. They also have a shop there. May 26, 2023 at 2:34pm Reply

  • Matty: I too was unable to use the link to the Shop,
    although it asks you to click on the “allow” button, no such button is visible.
    Additionally, I got warning that the site was not secure.
    Too bad as I’m sure others too wished to purchase a bear from them. May 26, 2023 at 1:28pm Reply

    • Amoami: Hello! After thorough checks and malware fixesh, Amoami website is now secure. You can proceed with confidence to visit and make purchases without any security concerns.

      We got affected by some bots and trolls, but we worked yesterday and today to bring it back to normality.

      Thank you all for your support! May 27, 2023 at 10:17am Reply

  • Natasha: Thanks for letting us know about this lovely project. Warning though, somehow their website link has been infected with malware that takes you to a pornographic site. I’ve spent the last hour clearing caches and working to reboot my browser. Beware! May 26, 2023 at 1:36pm Reply

    • Amoami: Thank you Natasha! You are right and apologize for this inconvenience.

      However, after thorough checks and cleansing, Amoami website is now secure. You can proceed with confidence to visit us!

      It’s quite sad that a small association like ours gets attacked with such malware.

      Thank you all for your support! May 27, 2023 at 10:20am Reply

  • Undina: The link still brings a sex-related content. May 28, 2023 at 7:49pm Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you for letting me know. I will write to Amoami and alert them that their website got hacked again. Most unfortunate. May 29, 2023 at 1:42am Reply

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