Kosovo’s Balkanspring at JuleExpo

By: Valon Xoxa    November 24, 2014

BalkanSpring, a Kosovo based craft shop, has been a part of JuleExpo 2014 held in Lillestrom Norway, one of the biggest craft fairs. The fair gathers annually 20,000 craft lovers from around the world. This is the first time products from Kosovo have been on display at this fair, thus making this a very exciting step towards bringing Kosovo closer to the rest of the world.

Balkanspring.com is a web based platform that offers Kosovo based craft-work to international markets. At the fair, Balkanspring has presented traditional and unique clothing, accessories, scarfs and shoes. The sole aim of such an initiative is promotion of crafts as well as strengthening capacities of current Kosovo based entrepreneurs.

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Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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