What’s in a Name?
We often get asked:
“Why the name 8848 Mkt?”
8848 is the height of Mount Everest in meters. Stephanie Darwish, the founder of the company, has long had a fascination with the mountain. In fact, while in University, she would regularly sleep with all her windows open in the middle of a Canadian winter, in an attempt to feel what it may be like to spend nights on Everest’s slopes.
The fascination has continued to the present day, and Stephanie’s first-born son was given the middle name of Everest to infuse his personality with the strength of his namesake.
Choosing a company name is no easy task. For Stephanie, it needed to represent what was important to her, and nothing is more important than her family. ❤
So 8848 Mkt was named in honour of her son, who carries with him the force of a mountain that leaves Stephanie in awe.
She has no plans to ever climb Mount Everest.