Green Retail Merchandising Design   6 comments

One aspect I’ve always enjoyed whereever I’ve worked is visual merchandising and engaging clients through design layouts.  In this post I wanted to tip my merchandising hat to creative retailers that  incorporate up-cycling into their businesses.  From craft fair booths to brick and mortar businesses, let’s celebrate their innovation!

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The images above are posted at ohhellofriendblog.com, a sassy little blog I stumbled upon.  Urban Heirloom, creators of “vintage and up-cycled bling” made fantastic use of salvaged materials to create a gorgeous booth.  I’m waiting anxiously for her Etsy shop to re-open! Pretty please?

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The photos (above & below) of this unique little pop-up shop are from Retail Design Blog and feature MOMO’s tiny shop made entirely of up-cycled materials in Hong Kong.  The shop was centered in the mall atrium & uses once-loved windows to let in tons of light.  Check out the beautiful floors as well.  The designer, Tong, even incorporated bubble wrap!  The temptation to POP! might prove too great to some, but I think it is pretty darn fun.

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Finally, below are images from a Camper shoe shop in Barcelona designed not only from salvaged materials, but also through coordinating and benefiting formerly homeless folks.  Treehugger.com featured this shop and the two masterminds,  Curro Claret &  Arrels Fundació in November of 2012.  

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When Camper commissioned Claret for the store design, he chose to hire employees that had been homeless in the past.  I think it was a lovely endeavor to use forgotten materials and allow at-risk folks to benefit from the skills learned in the design process.  What lovely worthwhile work and community involvement!

If you would like to share information on other “re-imagined” merchandising or store designs, leave a comment!  I’d love to do a “Part II” post 🙂

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6 responses to “Green Retail Merchandising Design

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  1. Reblogged this on International Visual.

  2. Pingback: Green Retail Merchandising Design | workinginthewindow

  3. I liked this a lot. I love that they used people from a homeless background to help create their store, lovely!

  4. Wow, wish I had seen your post before my craft sales this past year. Lots of inspiration here! Thanks!

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