When you are creating and developing something, it’s scary when you first share it with the world. I’ve felt that a few times since Market Colors started. I felt it again at 6:55pm last night. The cookies were made, the Coke Zero was chilled, the whiteboard was hung, and, most importantly, the products were displayed throughout my small apartment in Orlando. With Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues spinning around the record player, I proudly opened my door to greet my guests. In walk 10 close friends, and I give them the first look at the incredible work of the Market Colors’ craftsmen in Africa. These 10 people were invited to see products I selected in Kenya and Malawi and give their feedback, opinions, and ideas. The products we promote and sell on our website will be high quality and handpicked. Some products will have more of an African feel to them than others. The first products we release will be a variety of satchels, laptop cases, purses, jewelry, and scarves.
I could tell you in detail where we landed on each product. But how not fun would that be? We will officially announce our spring products soon. I imagine that will feel like opening up my apartment to not just 10 guests, but to hundreds. This is organic. This is the draft. This is the beginning. This is the work God has called us to. Thank you for being a part as together we write the beginning of Market Colors.