Festival essentials – our ethical ‘best buys’ from around the web
We love a good festival and they don’t come much better than Glastonbury. Whether raining or sunny it’s a guaranteed good time for all. We’ve put together a list of essentials for Glastonbury just for you, to make the weekend even better!
1. Stay hydrated
Our friends at Aquapax provide exceptional quality drinking water in recyclable, non plastic packaging. Looks fantastic too. By far the best way to stay hydrated at the pyramid stage or in the dance tent.
Pick up a pack from your nearest Holland and Barrett
2. Home sweet home
Ok, it may end up splashed in mud, beer and worse but if you want to stand out from the crowd in the green fields in style then look no further than this tent made from responsibly sourced materials from Liberty!
Theodora Liberty Print Adult Tent
3. Sun kissed skin
Organic and packed full of goodness, Neal’s Yard remedies were the first health and beauty brand to be awarded 100/100 for ethics by the ethical company organization.
NEW Lemongrass Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 30
Shop Neal’s Yard Organic Ethical products
4. All weather jacket
Paramo have been making excellent quality outdoor gear since 1984. Manufactured by ‘at risk’ women in Bogota, their ethical policy is second to none in this field.
Paramo Torres Jacket £150
Find your nearest retailer or order online
5. Keep yourself warm
The Merino Possum is a major introduced pest in New Zealand, where Noble Wilde turn them into warm, breathable and durable products. This awesome hat will keep you warm during the British summer nights as you try to find your way back to your tent.
Possum Fur and Merino Wool Beanie Hat
Head over to the Ray Mears store to order yours
6. Save your hair
Made in the USA and not tested on animals, this is about as ethical as you can get for a dry shampoo. Unless you’re very lucky you’re not going to see shower for a couple of days so this might be your best option.
Not your Mother’s ‘Clean Freak’ dry shampoo
Order now and shop other products in the Not Your Mothers range
7. Create some shade
A Bailey hat will keep the sun off your noggin. They’re super cool and made ethically, often using surprising materials such as Seagrass!
Bailey Hats Mannes Trilby – Blue Multi
8. Make a splash
50% natural rubber wellies from the socially responsible and ethical SeaSalt in Cornwall. Let’s face it you’re gonna need them!
Order your wellies online or find your nearest shop
9. Shine a light
When it’s time to find your way back to your tent, you’re going to need a torch and in our experience it’s always better to have your hands free. Nobody makes headtorches better than Petzl! We recommend the Tikka.
Find you nearest retailer or order online
10. Get some shut eye
If it all gets too much for you, you can always try to turn in early, or sleep through the morning but you might need some earplugs! Try Hearos Skull Screws! Made from recyclable material and reusable!
Hearos Skull Scews Earplugs
11. Stay clean
One thing that’s clear at Glastonbury is that you’re going to need to use the toilet. They’re not nice. Grab some Biodegradeable hand sanitiser from bioD. It’s good stuff and there’s lots of it! You’re gonna need it!
Hand Sanitiser – Geranium – 500ml