Angela Stafii is a Moldovan philosopher, expert and advisor on interpersonal relationships, organizers of various seminars and trainings in this sphere. For the column "Points of View" Madein.md team conducted an interview with Mrs. Stafii on local products, their quality and her personal preferences.

I like the new developing trends in our light industry and I appreciate the creativity and the courage of those who open a business in this area.

Angela Stafii

I like the new developing trends in our light industry and I appreciate the creativity and the courage of those who open a business in this area.

Angela Stafii

I like the new developing trends in our light industry and I appreciate the creativity and the courage of those who open a business in this area.

Angela Stafii


What is the last domestic product you bought?

I like to buy products under the brand "Iuvas" but only when they are natural. My last purchase is a stylized dress with national motifs. I also bought a pair of slippers from "Oldcom" company. I love natural, high quality goods.

Which domestic products do you use on a regular basis?

Every day I buy local alimentary products and fruits. For example, I use chefir from "Lacta Ton", meat products from "Rogob" and "Pegas"or sour cream "Căsuţa mea". Fruits I usually buy from the market. Even if they do not have a particular trademark, for me they all come under one brand – true and natural fruit taste. In general, I prefer domestic food products. As well as the wine.

What do you think of the prices of Moldovan products?

Clothes and footwear are very expensive. If we compare two products of the same quality made in the West, including Romania, you will notice that it is cheaper to buy clothes and shoes from brands such as "Zara" or "Clujana".

How would you rate the quality of local products like clothing or footwear compared to imported ones?

There are products that have the same high quality as the imported ones. For example, the ia (traditional moldovan clothing) made by Alina Bradu or the skirts under the brand "Raquette", as well as some textile products from "Zorile" or "Mara Woman". I wear all them with pleasure. If prices were cheaper, I would buy more domestic products.

Do you keep up with the apparition of new local producers or Moldovan brands?

Not necessarily, because I do not like shopping. If I’m walking down the streets I and I pay attention to something new I can try it. If not – there is no problem. But I like the new developing trends in our light industry and I appreciate the creativity and the courage of those who open a business in this area. For me, a true brand is one that is active on the market for many years. A brandbook is not yet a brand.

What domestic companies you trust the most?

These are mainly companies that produce alimentary products: eg "Orhei Vit", "Pegas" or "Căsuţa mea". These producers have not disappointed me yet. "Pegas" provides home delivery services and that saves a lot of time and effort.

What is the most popular Moldovan brand?

I do not know. Perhaps Purcari.