A UNIQUE RETAIL SPACE THAT BUILDS UP THE LOCAL MAKER AND ART COMMUNITY.
April Rae Mallord grew up in Venice Beach, CA, and moved to Fayetteville six years ago. She quickly discovered there weren't a lot of unique, urban contemporary places to shop, so she waited for The Little Craft Show to come around each year. She then started selling her candles at the craft show and made friends with all the amazing local artists.
The Milk Carton is an organic, ever-changing, curated collection of high-quality, affordable home decor, goods, and gifts from local makers and exotic places. Sixty percent of the items are locally made and 65% of those items are made by women. The Milk Carton has open-mic nights, pop-up shops, workshops, and secret codes for free gifts and surprises. There are new items and new surprises every week. The feel is a mix between Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, offering a range of merchandise, from affordable, pop-culture kitsch items to high-quality luxury goods. The Milk Carton is known for having cleaver, unique, and beautiful products.
April fell in love with Fayetteville six years ago. She was moved here by her mentor, Andy Murray, and was only supposed to stay here one year. Not only has she not looked back since, she also moved her mom and two of her siblings here. She is committed to building up the Northwest Arkansas community, specifically women in the tech and maker spaces.