Grand opening of EPAShop! October 17 2015
We're beyond thrilled to announce that we finally have a building that can house all 3 of our micro-businesses:
EPAShop - a boutique thrift store that provides clean, fashionable, and affordable items for the local community
EPAMade - handmade goods to honor mama love
EPAShip - logistic warehousing service for small businesses
This is a huge milestone for us, as we've been dreaming up this idea since 2013 and operating in the "pop up mode" over the past 2 years. EPAShop was a Saturday street sale with popcorns for kids. EPAMade was a group of nomad artisans screen-printing under the scorching sun and sewing in a borrowed space with supplies that we had to pack up at the end of every work day.
THANK YOU / GRACIAS to everyone who came to the Grand Opening!
It was a lot of fun meeting new customers, neighbors, and friends to celebrate this special day together :)
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Well, it's important to mention that our shop was built by MANY hands.
A few months ago when we first signed the lease, the space looked like this:
Then we had a build out day with an amazing group of friends, including big kids!
We wanted our shop to be bright, clean, and welcoming. So all the walls were painted in white.
A friend built us a POS counter that can accommodate customers on wheeled chairs.
And we began to move in...
This was our first day working in the new space!
We had artsy mamas come and decorate the windows...
And a family of creatives built us the coolest work tables...
Friends from EPA built the changing room...
A volunteer group made the studio more organized and functional...
Another group built curtains...
We installed window decals that our friends printed for us...
Dreams DO come true.
Our lives CAN change.
LET HOPE RISE in all of us!