Packing for a Trade Show


Packing for a Trade Show requires organizational and problem solving skills.  There are some major issues that I have learned how to overcome.  From my experience here are some solutions that may help if you are doing a show for the first time.

ImageGARMENT BAG

The photos shown here are of a garment bag design that I made myself.  Use heavy muslin, Velcro for front closure, drawstring at neck.  This bag is easy to make and a very fast way to pack up garments on hangers.  Leave the garments on hangers on the rack, tie drawstring around a group of hangers, wrap bag around garments and close up front with Velcro.

ROLLING RACK AS TRANSPORT

I put a board on the bottom of the rolling rack, stack boxes at bottom, leaving one side for long garments.  The mirror has a hole in the top for hanging so it can be hung on the extending end of the rack.  Also put bags with handles on each side of rack with extending ends.  I can almost pack my whole booth contents onto one rack.  Adding a pop up tent, walls and tables does require a second trip.

MY SHOW PACKING LIST

1 – ROLLING RACK CLOTHING

1 – SCARF/SWATCH RACK – EXTENSION POLE

MIRROR – LARGE – HOLES TO HANG

MIRROR – SMALL – HOLES TO HANG

PLEXI SIGN

2 LONG TABLES

1 SQUARE TABLE

LIGHTS & STANDS

EXTENSION CORDS

LONG ROD FOR CHANGE BOOTH/CURTAIN

TARPS FOR FRONT

TABLE COVERS

BAGS/ TISSUE

S HOOKS,  WIRE, WIRE CUTTERS

STEP STOOL

TRASH BAG

DUCT TAPE

IN ROLLING BRIEFCASE

CREDIT CARD STUFF

GARMENT SIGNAGE

MARKING PENS

CLIP BOARD, EXTRA CALCULATOR

ORDER FORMS, RECEIPT BOOKS

WHOLESALE PRICE SHEET

WORKSHOP/LECTURE HANDOUTS

PENS, STAPLER, SCISSORS , TAPE

MAILING LIST BOOK

MEASURE TAPE, SAFETY PINS

REPAIR THREAD, SCISSORS, NEEDLE

PHONE & CHARGER

LAPTOP & CORD

CASH

ADDITIONAL SHOW ITEMS

Drive to, and outdoor Show

POP UP BOOTH FRAME

WALLS

RUG

3 MANNEQUINS

CHAIRS

DECORATION LIGHTS

FOLDING SCREEN

FLOWERS, TWIST WIRES

BOOTH, SAND BAGS, SPIKES

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About Justine Limpus Parish

Associate Professor - Art Center College of Design apparel design - Product Design Dept. costume design - Entertainment Design Dept Fashion Instructor: Mt San Antonio College Workshop instructor: Disney Consumer Products
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One Response to Packing for a Trade Show

  1. Really good blog and very fashionable post. Thanks……….
    Best Fashion Tips

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