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.
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.
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!
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?
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