Having a Cuban flag at home has always been the dream of many residents in Las Tunas, and also beyond the borders of the territory. Fortunately, it can become a reality with the opening of a point of sale in the Velázquez district of the provincial capital.
Las Tunas, Cuba.- Headquartered in the Propaganda Unit attached to the Provincial Committee of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), the simple store satisfies those who wish to possess the national ensign since it is marketed in different dimensions and prices, which range between 50.00 and 350.00 Cuban pesos (the one for use daily in military units, schools and public institutions).
Jorge Fernández Pérez, director of the entity, explained that the purpose that began in January, when the first pieces began to be manufactured in their own workshop in which eight workers work, is now becoming a reality.
In addition to the national flag, they sell items with the Cuba image, such as various types of children's and adult pullovers and caps; and they foresee that in the next few weeks berets, key chains, pictures, souvenirs and stickers will be on sale, among other products.
"We even give clients the opportunity to choose the size of the paintings they want and if it were not in our catalogs, we would make a cost file and their price would be approved, in order to provide the requested service," said Fernández Pérez.
He added that, since its opening, the seamstresses have made more than 1,700 units and that the conditions to continue working are currently created. Many of the banners have gone to the rest of the eastern provinces and to Villa Clara.
"We have the necessary raw material until September and that required for the rest of 2020 is reserved in Havana. We also have a guarantee of continuity for sales, because today some 500 flags are in the process of completion."
The effort of the workshop workers has been very fine and it is not only proved by the quality of each piece, but also the quantity. They have a plan of 21 daily units and they make between 30 and 40 on average, as assured their boss, Florinda Hidalgo Batista.
"The production process flows easily, in a chain. In the first machine the ribbons are joined; then the star is sewn on the triangle. Then the triangle is mounted on the flag and finally, we make the sash and the hem.
"They are very excited because they have never sewn the national symbol. And I share their joy. We put interest and that gives us satisfaction. We commit ourselves to go ahead. We will bring out the planned production and keep up with the momentum and excitement of the first day. We work with our heart."
Now that the use of the flag will be more widespread in Las Tunas, the respect it deserves for its symbolism and being part of the identity of those born in this Archipelago is imposed.