M.Grey Designs

The world in patterns

Getting started (well, not really)

Molly Ritter

Hello world!

My name is Chris Avila, and I run the business side of things at M.Grey.  I would like to welcome you to the journal of M.Grey Designs.  Here Molly and I will post about exciting news, share our thoughts, and develop a sense of community among all of the fantastic people that support what we do.  

It has already been quite a journey to get to this point.  Almost 2 years ago I had the idea to make ties out of Molly's watercolor fabrics.  For a while, we bounced around, producing them ourselves or hiring local seamstresses.  But this winter break we decided that we would go for it.  Since then, Molly and I have learned that starting your own business is a lot more than having an idea and a passion.  It requires developing a business model, working with fabric houses and manufacturing offices, and keeping close track of money.  Starting a business takes patience and pragmatism, but we are undeterred and so excited for what is to come.

To many more journeys with you all!

Chris Avila