Hi! How are you? Are you in the mood for nice and quiet shopping? Well, then you are in the right place.
Let me tell you about this project called Otra Elpa (Second Breath). A charity shop where many socially responsible folks and craftsmen donate various goods like books, fashion, dishes, cd’s, toys etc. for others to purchase for a nominal price. Profits are then donated to various social projects.
The first shop was opened in Bergs Bazaar (check the Bergs Bazaar article). That is the one I used to go to for good books when I lived nearby. A fantastic spot with great staff and a shelf with free books near the entrance. Then there is one in the city where the wind is born – Liepāja. And another one in Stabu street 35 with a cafe in it.
Oh dear, I almost forgot the spot is not only about shopping and donations, you’ll find some organized workshops like how to recycle plastic bags or paper. So it is also about education.
All these shops are nice and quiet, no stress, no crowds but full of treasures and warm smiles.