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Austrians to wear Belarusian felt boots

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Smilivichi walk-mill, the only Belarusian producer of felt boots (traditional winter footwear in rural areas) plans to export its production to Austria .

Mr. Vasily Saban, director of the company said to BELTA they have preliminary agreements with three Austrian firms.
The first trial lot of 1,5 thsd. of felt boots will be sent to Austria in November. This will be the first step for the Belarusian company on the international market. According to Mr. Saban, their production is expected to interest also Scandinavian countries.
For the moment Russia is the leading importer of the Belarusian felt boots with 57 000 of pairs (80% of all production volume).
Republic unitary entreprise “Smilivichi walk-mill”, founded in 1928, produces felt boots, thick felt, blankets. The company has 135 employees.


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