DIY clothing rack for our pop-up store

One afternoon, I received an invitation to set up a pop-up store at a local kindy. Even though I had not thought of setting up any pop-ups, I embraced the opportunity. It would be a community event with lots of family-friendly activities and what a great way to introduce sustainable non-toxic clothing for children.

Lily & Lord pop-up store

I had four weeks to prepare and the first thing on my mind was to purchase a locally made eco-friendly wooden clothing rack suitable for the outdoors. While browsing online, my husband said he could create one for me in TWO hours. I said, "really?". He convinced me it would be a fun and easy project. And he really won me over when he said "producing locally will reduce carbon footprint".

Later that night, I sketched the design on paper and we worked out the correct measurements. I wanted a small easy-to-carry clothing rack that I could display Lily & Lord brand name as well as a lower dowel to display some clothes at children's height. I wanted to see how children interacted with my garments.

The next weekend, our family took a trip to Bunnings (always a fun outing) to buy the required materials. We got home all excited. The work began.

Lily & Lord DIY clothing rack

Lily & Lord clothing rack pop-up store

Five hours later, we had the first prototype of the clothing rack for our ethical kidswear collection. The frame of the rack looked fantastic but it was wobbly. Oh-oh. Looks like another trip to Bunnings to buy some reinforcement screws!

Lily & Lord DIY clothing rack pop-up store

Two weekends not two hours later, we finally made the clothing rack we wanted. Though it took longer than expected, hubby did a fantastic job and it was indeed a fun family project! 

I have used it a few times for Lily & Lord pop-up stores and it served its purpose perfectly. What do you think? Do you like it?

Lily & Lord DIY clothing rack pop-up store

For more info about Lily & Lord or our future pop-up stores and events, please contact us.

 

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What I adore about this brand is that we're creating pieces that children will want to wear over and over because they love it that much.

Evelyn Leow, Creative Director of Lily & Lord