A UK firm is popping discarded competition 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 competition scene whereas finishing her style design diploma on the University of South Wales, thought the identical after seeing the issues individuals go away behind after the occasion’s over. She discovered that greater than 200,000 tents are left behind within the UK every year and noticed an ideal alternative, focusing dissertation on the connection between style consumption and sustainability.

From there, her line of children raincoats, named Billygoats and Raincoats, started. “I assumed, ‘These are waterproof and are going to waste,'” Cosmos informed Wales Online. “So I introduced just a few again residence with me and bits of tents had been lower 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 increase past simply child’s raincoats within the close to future, however for now, will preserve taking a celebration’s waste and remodeling it into stylish, sustainable clothes.

Learn extra about Billygoats & Raincoats here.

A UK company is turning discarded festival tents into raincoats

H/T: Wales Online