The annual fair organized by the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum would mark the 50th anniversary season this year, however, due to restrictions on gatherings, the fair was postponed to 2021. In order to provide buyers from Latvia and abroad with the opportunity to buy goods of local craftsmen and home producers and sell the products already produced to traders, a trading portal www.egadatirgus.lv has been created with the initiative and support of Luminor bank.
More than 130 craftsmen and home producers from all over Latvia have already registered on the platform www.egadatirgus.lv. Products are placed in 9 categories - ceramics; wood and birch bark, textiles; toys; metal; jewellery; leather; glass and food, and beverages. So far the widest selection is available for textiles, jewellery and wood products. Most sellers have applied from Riga and its surroundings (50%), Vidzeme (17%), Zemgale (12%), Latgale (11%), and (Kurzeme 10%).
Latvians abroad have already shown interest in egadatirgus.lv, with DPD Latvija delivering purchased products to buyers both in Latvia and elsewhere in Europe. The project was supported by Luminor bank.