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Market Colors is an online store and nonprofit organization. Our team collaborates with craftsmen in Africa and India to create handmade products that will sell well throughout the world. We exist to equip African men and women with a sustainable income, generated through the sale of their products.

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Just One More Day

Lizzie Wirgau

by Tiffanie Brunson Each of us, at one time or another, has experienced the agonizing predicament of having something that’s out of reach consume our thoughts. Whether it’s the end of a school semester, a video game that doesn’t come out until next month, or maybe it’s some much needed R&R with your pals. For me, it’s the new Market Colors clutch. Don’t laugh. This is serious.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m Lizzie Wirgau’s roommate. Living with Lizzie comes with its perks. One of those perks is getting to see what Market Colors products are coming up before they are introduced. In this case, this perk has been to my detriment. Let me preface my rant by saying that I think all of Market Colors’ products are stylish and fun. But this clutch . . . I’m obsessed with it.

Ever since I saw this clutch (see below) last week, I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I have a serious problem. I’m faced daily with the challenge of putting together an outfit and realizing that it would be a jillion (It’s a real number. Look it up, I dare you.) times cooler if I only had that clutch! Do you have any idea how frustrating that is??

It may be “unhealthy” to let such an ephemeral thing run rampant in your thoughts, but is it really? After all, this product is making a lasting impact on the life of the person whose hands crafted it.

So, my silly obsession isn’t so silly after all. Take that, capitalism! One more day, just one more day . . . .

The Market Colors clutch, along with many other new winter items, is available for purchase beginning Wednesday, November 14th at http://store.marketcolors.org/.

Online Store... OPEN!

Lizzie Wirgau

Four countries, hundreds of craftsmen, twenty types of products, and many miles traveled. And here we are… with a full store, launched and taking orders. Not to mention... quickly running out of items and re-ordering from the craftsmen already! The men and women we work with in Africa are overjoyed to be working.

How can you support the craftsmen?

1. Buy your first Market Colors product and enjoy the personalized card from the craftsmen that made your item. Laptop cases, iPad carriers, satchels, jewelry, scarves, and more! 2. Intentionally share our website and store with 20 friends! 3. Post a link to our store on your Facebook or Twitter!

Thank you for all your support. Together we can transform lives throughout Africa!

Market Colors Product Launch & Benefit Show

Lizzie Wirgau

WHAT: We are launching our first Market Colors product line on Sunday, September 9th at our Product Launch & Benefit Show! This is an exclusive preview and presale!

WHO: Performances by Tigerweather, Rubox, Chris Burns, Civil Parish, and The Silver Fleece

WHEN: Sunday, September 9th at 7:30pm

WHERE: The NEW (opening end of August!) Redlight Redlight 2810 Corrine Dr., Orlando, FL 32803

COST: $5 at the door

We want to celebrate with you, listen to some awesome bands, enjoy a few food trucks, and have you check out our new product line. COME SUPPORT THE CRAFTSMEN! 100% of proceeds from this event go towards fighting poverty in Africa!

All of our products will be available for sale at the show. Our full store will go live online the following day, September 10th.

Products available: laptop cases, iPad cases, satchels, tote bags, purses, scarves, rugs, table runners, wallets, headbands, jewelry, and more! All items range from $5-$50.

Please invite your friends and family to this event! All ages welcome.

 

This event is sponsored by: 4Rivers Smokehouse, Hunter Vision, and Newfashioned

Color The Country: Michigan

Lizzie Wirgau

Michigan: home to Cider Mills, two peninsulas, National Coney Island’s “Hani,” The Great Lakes, snow, Sparty, and Kristen Bell. Also, our founder, Lizzie, spent the first 18 years of her life in Michigan.

Katie Turk decked in her Market Colors v-neck with her Michigan license plate. We are grateful for Katie’s support of Market Colors and how she helped us “color” Michigan! We’re also so grateful that Katie once had a customized license plate that said “KTLADY1.”

We’ve colored Michigan and Florida! 48 States to go! Traveling somewhere? Live somewhere else? Grab your v-neck or decal, pose with something that explains where you are, and send it in to us! We want to feature you on our blog!

Color The Country: Florida

Lizzie Wirgau

Florida: home to oranges, The Orlando Magic, alligators, Disney World, The Fountain of Youth, and the Market Colors headquarters! Since Florida is home base for us, it seems only natural that our first Market Colors decal spotting took place in Orlando.

 

Kylee Talbot with her decal in Orlando, FL. Kylee is a huge supporter of Market Colors and she is heading to the Amazon in just a few weeks on a mission trip. We are fully expecting a picture of a Goldon Lion Tamarin wearing her Market Colors v-neck. We would also settle for a spider monkey.

 

The Case Family Tahoe. Heading out on a family trip up I-75 with Ohio as their destination, Heather Case said she wanted to promote Market Colors along the way. So here’s there first pic from their driveway in Orlando, FL.

We've colored Florida! 49 States to go! Traveling somewhere? Live somewhere else? Grab your v-neck or decal, pose with something that explains where you are, and send it in to us! We want to feature you on our blog!

Color The Country: 50 States To Go!

Lizzie Wirgau

Our goal is to COLOR THE COUNTRY by having Market Colors represented in all 50 States!

HOW? Take a pic of your Market Colors decal on your car, OR one of you or a friend wearing the Market Colors shirt, next to something that clearly shows what state you're in.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN? Send it to our Facebook or Twitter, and your picture will be featured on our page!

So grab that 35mm or camera phone, and pose with your Market Colors shirt or decal next to the state line, state landmark, or a license plate!

WHERE DO WE GET THE SHIRTS/DECALS? You can order them online! We just opened our online store on Monday!

Click here to visit our store

There is a special prize if you take the most creative picture... you will get a Market Colors African product before anyone else!

We are accepting photos now! Let's COLOR THE COUNTRY!

V-Necks, Decals, and Market Colors Swag

Lizzie Wirgau

With the fall launch for our African products fast approaching, we thought: “Hey! Let’s show off our new, beautiful store and start promoting Market Colors on the street!”

We have ordered a limited number of shirts and decals! These products are being used as a fundraiser for the craftsmen. The more we fundraise, the more we will be able to extend our reach throughout Africa!

The decals are also a part of the fundraiser. And we are utilizing them for our newest campaign: COLOR THE COUNTRY! Want the scoop about that? Check out our store!