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Social services in IKEA Croatia - Kamensko Association

Association Kamensko and the company IKEA Croatia started the cooperation in the framework where the two members of the Association will provide services of measuring, sewing and tailoring on textiles bought in the IKEA store and advise visitors in the st

Association Kamensko and the company IKEA Croatia started the cooperation in the framework where the two members of the Association will provide services of measuring, sewing and tailoring on textiles bought in the IKEA store and advise visitors in the store at the Departent od textile.

As a part of long-term cooperation with members of the Association of Kamensko, IKEA ensured the workspace for two new colleagues, remuneration and benefits such as the use of free IKEA bus and subsidized meals. Two new members of the IKEA team Association Kamensko, which currently has eight members, has hired them solely for the purpose of cooperation with the IKEA store. Depending on the requirements of customers and the amount of work, the Association will, if necessary, hire a new employee to work in a department store IKEA Zagreb.

Ljerka Čavužić (53) amd Nada Novitović (50), the new members of the Association Kamensko will use their skills to offer them to visitors of the department store IKEA Zagreb. They mastered Sewing skills and tailoring skills working in a many textile industries, among others, the factory Kamensko.  Collaboration with the IKEA company will provide them the basis to be more independent and have the opportunity to earn money for themselves and their family.

IKEA establish social partnerships around the world since 2012 to help create positive social change. Social entrepreneurs with whom IKEA cooperated are mainly womens who previously had limited or did not have acces to the labor market, and therefore neither sustainable income. With social entrepreneurs whose hand-made products are sold as a limited collection in IKEA stores around the world, IKEA cooperates also with social entrepreneurs within they provide to their customers services such as sewing. Establishing long term cooperation with the Association Kamensko, IKEA wants to give positive example to other companies and support the development of social entrepreneurship in Croatia.

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