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735 Herndon Avenue
Orlando, FL 327972

407-308-0358

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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12 Days of Christmas

Lizzie Wirgau

by Lizzie Wirgau This past year has been full of so many new adventures for Market Colors. We expanded our number of craftsmen, intern team, office space, and product lines. I cannot wait to see what 2014 holds. When planning for the upcoming holidays, I knew we had to celebrate with our Market Colors 12 Days of Christmas giveaways!

Throughout the next 12 days (starting… now! December 1st!) we will be giving away 12 products, one each day. Many of these products are brand new and have never been a part of any of our giveaways. We cannot wait to get some of these bad boys into your hands just in time for the Christmas season.

So tune into Instagram  or Facebook, get those reposts ready, and start celebrating the Market Colors 12 Days of Christmas!

Launch Night

Lizzie Wirgau

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!

Product display

Bird's eye view of the main room

To see more pictures from the night, please visit our Facebook page.

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