For now, it's still early days, and most of Ivan and Maryna's time is spend experimenting and playing around with the limitations of the unconventional material. A market, a gallery or a custom order, sales are at the background of what they do. Mostly they sell to people who stumble across the small workshop as they walk the grounds of the old factory.
"Our products sell themselves, because when you realize that this thing is made from 30-40 bottle caps, that it is recycled plastic, it gives a completely different vision and meaning to such a thing," Maryna Plokhotniuk explains.
You can see it in their eyes as they talk, and as they go about their work at the grinder and the melting machine, and as they sit with bend backs carefully cutting away excess material on a small soap dish, it is clear that both Maryna and Ivan believe in the project. Not just because it offers an opportunity to make a living out of their designs, but because they truly believe that they can make a difference in their local community.