It’s been a little longer than usual since you last heard from me, because I wanted to wait and show you some of the great photos that came out of our shoot a couple weeks back. Liz, our photographer extraordinaire, was a real trooper, battling both drizzle and an army of mosquitoes. Our four fantastic models also braved the rain and mud and did some incredible work. Really, I could not be more proud or more pleased with how this all came together.
One other face at the shoot, working hard behind the scenes, was my friend Stephanie, the founder of Etxe. Stephanie has been an invaluable resource (and a great friend) at every step along the way. I’m really excited for everything she’s working on, and eternally grateful for her support.
Now that I have so many great visuals, I’ve moved my website over to Shopify and given it a much-needed update. Over the next few days, I will be finalizing my pitch (video! audio! pictures! lots of words!) and submitting it to the crowdfunding folks for approval. To that end: I know I promised you’d hear from me only once a month, but please bear with me over the coming weeks. This is a major turning point, and I’d like to keep you as up to date as possible. That is why you’re here, after all!
Even more to that end, this is the time that I’m going to need your support more than ever. I stand behind these clothes–I’m in love with them, really–and I know a lot of other people out there will love them too. I have major plans for how to reach a lot of those people, all over the world. But the magic ingredient for small companies is still word of mouth, that personal connection that makes clothes, books, music, food so much more special. As I shift into crowdfunding mode and prepare to launch my online store this fall, I hope you’ll join me in spreading the word about Scout’s Honor in whatever way is right for you.
Now more than even, thank you for your support!
Clare Marie Myers, Founder Scout’s Honor Clothing Company
ps: If you’re curious about what’s happening at 1564MRKT, we’re definitely making progress. We have a website and a sign. We’d set a goal of opening the store this past weekend, which we didn’t reach, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned through all of this, it’s that setting unachievable goals is the only way to achieve anything at all. Stay tuned!