by Lizzie Wirgau
Brainstorming sessions, meetings, coffee runs, e-mails and trips to Africa, product orders, 1,000 post-its, sleepless nights, and lots and lots of prayers… everything this past year led up to September 9th, 2012 at 7:30pm. It was the day we opened our Market Colors store for our first product sales.
We had two launches that night… (1) our Product Launch & Benefit Show in Orlando and (2) our online launch at midnight.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our event! We had about 400 people attend and sold a ton of products! We’re so grateful to our sponsors for their support and participation: 4Rivers, Hunter Vision, Newfashioned, Embraced by Grace, Real Thread, and Fluid Prints. We also had some incredible performers at our launch... Tigerweather, Rubox, Chris Burns, and The Silver Fleece. And thank you to Redlight Redlight - our amazing hosts for the evening!
Be sure to check out our store to view all the products. With the exception of our t-shirts and decals, every item is handmade by craftsmen in Africa. When you purchase an item, you also get a product card with information about the craftsman that made your item!
The craftsmen were so excited are to hear how much people like their products here in America! Through the success of our store, we've been able to order new products and re-order some favorites! We will have several new items in time for Christmas gift giving.
Thank you again to all who've been so supportive and encouraging. Together we can transform lives throughout Africa!
Some pictures from the Product Launch & Benefit Show
Lining up outside the venue waiting for doors
Thank you to the KBurgers Food Truck for being a part of our event!
Bird's eye view of the main room
To see more pictures from the night, please visit our Facebook page.