OVA is a brand that was created as a combination of modern design
and traditional Bosnian handicrafts
By combining elements of thoughtful and peculiar designs that retain authentic forms and skills, we have created a unique blend of quality and identity. Each OVA product is unique and tells a different story through the details and shapes, as well as the natural variations of texture and colours, all of which underscore our commitment to the design and the traditional craft.
Our central goal is the economic empowerment of women, who with their knowledge and inherited traditional skills, remind us of the importance of preserving the tradition, heritage and diversity of people and cultures in Bosnia and Herzegovina. By purchasing OVA products, you provide the necessary and continuous support for the production of handicrafts and the preservation of traditional heritage.
This brand was initially supported by UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is now being supported by the United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Association “Sehara” is a non-governmental organization from Gorazde, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that gathers women belonging to vulnerable groups. Through creative work members of “Sehara” are making use of their traditional skills and knowledge, while trying to overcome the challenges of their past and become self-sustainable women entrepreneurs.
Vanja Ciraj Džudža
OVA product designer
Academic product designer, entrepreneur and co-owner of OSHYOSH brand, with professional background in fashion, product design, costume design and illustration.
Ova graphic designer
Creative director in the advertising industry, who developed conceptual thinking and design skills trough graphic, fashion and product design projects.
Gordana Miladinović & Dina Šiber
OVA Brand Managers
Self-made women entrepreneurs with educational and professional background in fashion, design, interior design, branding, promotion, retail, photography, and women empowerment projects.