It’s been quite some time since I’ve frequented a festival though it’s most definitely on my ‘to-do list’ for the future. Glastonbury is high on my bucket list but as a parent, it’s currently not a priority thus I’ll stick to staying clean, dry, and comfortable whilst watching the live shows from my living room for the foreseeable.
Though I’m not planning on partying in a field or Worthy Farm anytime soon, my husband and I often travel to various venues to watch a plethora of performers play live throughout the year. Whilst there, we often find ourselves weighed down carrying heavy plastic bags filled with drinks, snacks, and expensive merchandise. Bags for life may be sustainable to a point but they are hardly stylish nor correctly sized for such events. I’ve often wondered about taking a backpack to gigs but usually find myself with a dainty handbag simply to avoid security having to search through something akin to Mary Poppin’s luggage and holding up and frustrating all those waiting in line.
Though I’m well aware that paper bags are a thing, I’ve always seen them as a temporary option for carrying a few apples from the greengrocers. Up until late last week, I’d never before seen paper being used as a sturdy and stylish storage solution for the likes of a Festival but then I was contacted by the Paper Bag Co regarding their range of sustainable and stylish satchels for festivals and couldn’t resist taking a look for myself.
The Paper Bag Co
The Paper Bag Co is a Wiltshire-based company that produces and supplies custom-printed, high-quality retail and promotional paper bags. The Paper Bag Co is very environmentally focused, they are FSC certified and source their paper from sustainable forests ensuring that the highest standards of forest management are maintained.
‘Cotton Bag Co’s sister company Paper Bag Co offers other products that can benefit you or your business. Their printed tissue paper is sustainable, eco friendly and branded which is a great way to personalise and add value to your packaging and branding.’
Festival and Music Waste Within The UK
It is estimated that within the UK, music festivals alone generate over 23,000 tonnes of waste each year and whilst there is usually an army of workers and volunteers brought in specifically to help clear up the aftermath, most of the waste ends up in a landfill.
In order to tackle this problem head-on, Paper Bag Co has designed a range of Leave No Trace festival rucksacks filled with essentials for festivals. These eco-friendly bags and their contents are manufactured using compostable, biodegradable materials.
The ‘Leave No Trace’ Festival Bag
With the much-welcome return of festivals, the Paper Bag Co has most recently created the ultimate ‘Leave No Trace’ festival bag packed full of goodies ideal for those traveling to and attending festivals.
Stand Out From The Crowd & Stand Up For The Environment
The Paper Bag Co festival bags are bold, eye-catching, rucksack-style bags featuring a zip lock and a separate pocket enabling users to carry belongings with ease. Available in a range of designs, sizes, and colours, the Paper Bag Co ‘Leave No Trace’ festival bags are sure to stand out in the crowd.
Wash & Go
Not only are these bags eco-friendly and biodegradable but they are also washable and waterproof – ideal for those attending the dusty, dirty fields of Worthy Farm, Leeds, Reading, or wherever the party may be pumping.
What’s In The Bag?
Included in each ‘Leave No Trace Festival Bag’ is:
- 1 x Printed T-Shirt: Made from 100% GOTS organic cotton printed with water-based inks.
- 1 x Foldable Wheat Cup: a portable, biodegradable cup ideal for staying hydrated
- 1 x Pocket For Valuables: a reusable bag isn’t complete without a safe place to secure and store your valuables.
- 1 x Wash Bag: The wash bag includes bamboo face wipes, body wash, beeswax ear plugs, two toothpaste tablets, and a bamboo toothbrush
- 1 x Packet of Biodegradable Glitter: Made from plants, this biodegradable glitter adds some extra sparkle to your ventures and visits.
- 1 x Toilet Roll: Made by ‘Who Gives A Crap’ an eco-friendly toilet roll manufacturer.
Purchasing & Pricing Information
The ‘Leave No Trace’ Festival bags retail from £39.95 (including postage and packaging) and are available in a range of sizes and eye-catching designs. You can order yours online directly from the Paper Bag Co. Alternatively you can contact the Paper Bag Co to discuss your bespoke order by telephoning 01373 825834.
Funky Festival Fun
The ‘Leave No Trace’ Festival backpacks are the ideal, eco-friendly, stylish storage solution for all those attending festivals and gigs that wish to stand out from the crowd whilst standing up for the environment. I personally cannot wait to use my ‘Leave No Trace’ backpack the next time my husband and I attend a gig. Not only will I be doing my bit for the environment in terms of sustainability but I’ll also look pretty snazzy too!
For further information on the ‘Leave No Trace’ festival bags, contents, or bespoke eco-friendly printed bags visit www.paperbagco.co.uk
Disclosure: I was sent the above product for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.