Hey Mori crew,
There’s a reason why this month’s newsletter is a bit late… Today has been exactly one year since we first opened! 🥳
One year ago it was just Cole and I and when we opened our doors we had no idea how things were going to go. We were actually super happy when on our first day a whopping 6 customers came to our store! Today we've expanded to an incredible team of 7 working hard everyday to get your scans out and we just launched a fully fledged darkroom thanks to the help of François that joined our little duo and took the direction of our darkroom.
Had you told us within a year we’d develop 10 000 rolls, welcome over 2000 customers in our store and receive 100 5 ⭐️ reviews on Google we wouldn’t have believed it… and we actually still can’t. 😁
Running a film lab is A LOT of work, but every day we wake up grateful for everything we’ve been able to accomplish and we owe this to all of you, our AMAZING customers! So thank you, we love you. ❤️
Other than that November and December have been CRAZY months with so many things happening. Every day we send out record amounts of parcels going everywhere in Europe and receive more and more film coming from all over the place. To make this easier we’ve invested in more drop off points around Brussels (and Belgium!). We currently have 3 active boxes and once they’re all ready you will be able to find them all here.
We finally found a way to get rid of our plastic film containers by partnering up with @plasticfactorybe that recycles our plastics into amazing new creations. We love what she's doing, so please go check out her work!
We also hosted another photowalk in the centre of Brussels. The weather forecast was really bad but lots of people showed up and we had heaps of fun!
Next one will be scheduled in for the end of January 2022.
At the end of last month we’ve decided to join in on the Black Friday frenzy in a different way. All the profits we made during that day went to GiveDirectly, an ONG that gives cash to the poorest households. Thanks to your orders we managed to raise 616 euros. This money will make a huge difference in the lives of the people receiving it. Thank you!
The coming few weeks will be really busy for us so we put all classes on hold until new year. In the meantime however our darkroom stays open if you want to come and use it. 🚨
Raph & Cole