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market colors

12/17/2012 6 Comments

market colors

12/17/2012 6 Comments

Market Colors Scarf

Let’s kick off this week with something uplifting, shall we? I’d like to introduce you to Market Colors, a nonprofit organization that’s bridging the gap between quality handmade products from skilled African craftsman and American buyers. Here’s how it works: (1) Market Colors orders products from groups of African craftsmen (everything from scarves and jewelry to tech accessories, and lots in between). (2) The craftsmen make products from native materials. (3) Market Colors purchases the items. (4) Products arrive to MC headquarters in Orlando, FL — just a hop, skip and jump from my hometown! (5) Market Colors markets and sells the products on their website. (6) All proceeds are reinvested in Africa as the cycle repeats.Market Colors Packaging

Each product is beautifully packaged, and includes a postcard that introduces you to its creator! This is an extra-special touch that makes you feel connected to your accessories in a whole new way. I’ll wear this scarf and bracelet proudly, knowing that they were carefully handmade in villages far away by Samson and Kolida. They’re gifts I’ll treasure for always.

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Each purchase from http://store.marketcolors.org/ helps a craftsman to provide for his or her family. Check out this video for details (and when you have a free moment or two, I encourage you to watch the others as well).

Market Colors Promotional Video 2012 from Market Colors on Vimeo.

Still have a few special people to check off your Christmas list? Order before December 20th for delivery by Christmas!

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Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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6 Comments

  • Roberta - @Leerla73 on twiiter! 12/20/2012 at 12:34 pm

    I’ve been eyeing those scarves, great to see it on you. The bags, purses & bracelets are hard to choose between, from the store. Guess I’ll get them a bit at a time :- <! Beats tackling the crowd at the store!

  • yourstylejourney 12/18/2012 at 3:27 pm

    Great post, I love shopping for a cause! Cute clutch by the way:)

  • dedivahdeals 12/17/2012 at 6:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Fashion & Fun after Fifty and commented:
    Need a last minute gift, check out A Pretty Penny’s Blog post.

  • dedivahdeals 12/17/2012 at 5:59 pm

    Fantastic, will Reblog for others.

  • fabulousukfashion 12/17/2012 at 2:31 pm

    Fantastic post! We have just included you in the “bloggers we love” section of our site, come check us out! :)

  • Cathy 12/17/2012 at 12:26 pm

    LOVE it!!!!! :)

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