85,000 Finger Puppets are Headed to Italy

Crocheters in Gyumri, Kapan, Talin and Berd are working around the clock to complete the first of three order installments for HDIF's biggest wholesale order to date.  The order for 85,000 mini finger puppets will be delivered to Ferrere, Italy over the next six months.  HDIF met the Italian client at Ambiente, the leading international consumer goods trade fair that took place in Frankfurt, Germany in February. 

The finger puppets are being made in 17 different designs and 10 different colors as animals, aliens (yes, you read that right), and suns .  They are going inserted into chocolate kinder eggs as the special prize inside.

Other large orders are coming in from Germany, Spain, Norway and the U.S., which means jobs, jobs, jobs for HDIF's producer partners and stronger communities throughout Armenia.

Beth Broussalian