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A UK firm is popping discarded pageant tents into raincoats

If you’ve ever puzzled what occurs to the large quantity of trash left behind at festivals, you’re not alone. Beth Cosmos, a festival-goer herself who labored on the pageant scene whereas finishing her trend design diploma on the University of South Wales, thought the identical after seeing the issues folks go away behind after the social gathering’s over. She discovered that greater than 200,000 tents are left behind within the UK annually and noticed an ideal alternative, focusing dissertation on the connection between trend consumption and sustainability.

From there, her line of youngsters raincoats, named Billygoats and Raincoats, started. “I believed, ‘These are waterproof and are going to waste,’” Cosmos instructed Wales Online. “So I introduced a number of again house with me and bits of tents had been minimize up everywhere in the kitchen desk. I nonetheless have it, the primary few trials.”

With the beginning of her new firm, she’s hoping to develop past simply child’s raincoats within the close to future, however for now, will maintain taking a celebration’s waste and reworking it into fashionable, sustainable clothes.

Learn extra about Billygoats & Raincoats here.

A UK company is turning discarded festival tents into raincoats

H/T: Wales Online

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