Inspire and empower the courageous who celebrate Armenia.
- We develop our workers and encourage them to learn and pursue their own passions
- We educate society about the Armenian way of life through our designs
- We pay taxes to build the Armenian society
- From production to sales, Armenians get fair wages in the life cycle of our product
We aim for zero waste by reusing and recycling all materials
How did Prime begin?
I grew up with my brother and mother in Yerevan. In order to support us financially my mom would bake sweets and we would deliver them to local stores.
So the first entrepreneur in my family was actually my mom.
Back then I would dream of being independent and have no one telling me “You can’t do this because you’re a girl”.
However it wasn’t until I met my supportive partner that I got the courage to start my own business. I was an SEO specialist at the time and he explained to me, “While you can develop yourself in your career, you can develop your community by starting your own business.”
So in 2019 I got the courage to open the first Prime store. Now Prime generates the designs and sells clothing at three stores in Yerevan which my teammate produces.
When I realized that Armenians are hungry for prints that resonate with their Armenian identity, we began to collect design ideas from everywhere including our customers.
We try to make people smile with the designs and with the store atmosphere, where visitors can listen to their own or the store’s vinyl records.
We have also kept prices affordable for local Armenians.
If you always see and wear clothing with english words, you’ll forget where you come from.
So it’s incredible to see people take pride in their Armenian identity and share snippets of culture with others they pass by. I get goosebumps when I see it!
Our next phase is to develop our e-commerce platform and reach the diasporan Armenian community all over the world.