Pre-parenthood I was an avid festival goer, from day festivals like Lovebox, to camping extravaganzas like Glastonbury, yurt mayhem at Wilderness, hazy days in the sparkling Adriatic sea at Love International, muddy days stomping around Bestival, to RV’s in the desert at Burning Man, epic days that turned into nights that turned into days at Secret Garden Party and not forgetting the long gone days of Homelands (anyone remember it?!)…
It was, and will probably always be one of my favourite ways to feel free, be inspired, have fun and get into the true spirit of adventure, celebrating friends, love, creative outfits and of course, music. Some of my favourite memories and best friends have been forged in fields, and its something I would love to do with the children as they get older (albeit from a slightly different angle…) We have a huge box full of festival sequins, glittery fabrics and embellished outfits that I hope to get some more use out of and will also make amazing dressing up outfits for the children as they get older. (Incidentally if you are looking for some amazing festival-wear from a lovely independent brand, check out Tirade 13, really amazing leggings, catsuits and jackets – all made in London, their online store is here)
I embraced the glitter trend way before it became as popular as it is now (well y’know, I’m just so fashion forward, haha), usually in the form of a little jzush on the cheekbones in an array of colours – before I even considered that glitter wasn’t environmentally friendly. It was actually at Christmas time when I was leaving some food out for Santas’ reindeer (they eat oats mixed with glitter, in case you didn’t know…) and Alex stopped me – because he didn’t want any of the birds in our garden to consume the glitter – that I actually realised that it is micro pieces of plastic and isn’t biodegradable.
Shortly after, I came across Eco Glitter Fun, who make eco friendly glitter, made from compostable film rather than plastic. It is available in a whole heap of amazing
colours and different sizes perfect for whatever design you want to create, from their website , you can also also check out their awesome Instagram account here.
I would love to know what festivals you are into and your favourite festival memory! To celebrate festival season and eco-conscious festival fun, I’ve got a fab rainbow set of glitter to giveaway – to enter, just hop on over to my Instagram and see the latest post.
- Shop biodegradable glitter from Eco Glitter Fun here
- So many amazing colours! From £3.50