Eco partners Owen Barry and Glastonbury Festival are collaborating again this time on a pioneering new concept for the 2016 Glastonbury Festival.
After three years of trial and research, Glastonbury Festival is to launch sustainable, recycled stainless steel pint cups on a major scale at this year’s event.
With over 200,000 British made steel cups in circulation in across the site, the Glastonbury Sustainability team looked to Owen Barry for a solution for protection against ice cold fingers.
The answer came from upcycling the waste from our sheepskin coat and accessories production.
Every sheepskin cup cover is hand cut & made after being embossed with the Festivals iconic dancing men logo, with the Owen Barry union flag tag sewn in the side seam, everybody who is lucky enough to get one of these collectors’ cup/cover combo’s at the 2016 event will know that they are 100% British Made.
When festival goers need a refill, they will be able to swap their cup for a fresh one and when they get cold as the sun drops they can use the sheepskin cup covers as the most stylish wrist warmers on the planet.
Emily Eavis and our very own Cindi, get together to create a bag for charity; The TNG
TNG bag (The Next Generation) was very much the design concept of the Glastonbury Festival organiser and mother of two Emily. An eco-friendly bag with many pockets,
cross body strap and security fastenings were paramount on Emily’s list of requirements for her “business come mums bag with style”.
“I’ve always been a fan of the Tanyard," says Emily Eavis. "When I visited I was blown away by the beautiful high quality, ethically sourced sheepskin and leather goods they were making. The leather we have chosen is just beautiful and each part of it has been stitched by Somerset craftspeople. And it's all in aid of Glastonbury Abbey which makes it all worth-while”