Our philosophy and idea is based upon re-use and up-cycling. We’re on a mission to combat the Monday morning throw away mentality at festivals and showcase an era when things were made with considered design and people looked after their equipment.
All our tents were manufactured in either the UK or Europe up to 40 years ago
We stitch, Patch, Sew and Weld to get our tents back to mint condition ready for the season
If something breaks, we fix it and we try our best to create as little waste as possible
We upcycle our business waste in whatever way we can e.g empty barrels of waterproofing agent into plant pots
Shelving and furniture in our Vintents Barn is all made from wood waste from building sites
Although we do our best to re-use, reduce & recycle, driving loaded vans around the country to amazing festivals is where our carbon footprint makes its biggest stamp. To balance this, for every mile we drive we donate money to sustainable energy initiatives through Energy Revolution a green energy charity with fantastic, local results. Donations from 2019 will go to projects that install solar panel systems on UK schools to give them access to affordable renewable energy and that work with the schools and local community groups to maximise the environmental, educational and community impact of the installations.
We understand the environmental impact festivals and events can have. Each step forward in our business is a strive to offer a more sustainable service. We do our best to source sustainable products that last:
Our handmade rugs are ethical, fair trade and made from a rapidly renewable natural fibre, Jute, and with no synthetic materials.
We use local Sussex Elm and British made steel legs for our homemade low tables and LED lamps and LED fairy lights for energy efficiency.
We recycle our old/dud airbeds for the battery pack pockets for our “Power Tables” and well as to mend/make tent pole bags.
Our sheepskins are ethically sourced directly from a small community living off the land in the high Tatra mountains.
As of 2018 we are collecting vintage curtains/fabric to make our cushion covers.
We don’t use any one-use plastics.
We provide recycling bin bags to our customers and we always leave our pitch 100% litter free.
Our Vintents Boutique Camping pitch is off grid and requires no electricity, gas or generators.
Our business cards are designed and printed by a local business using recycled paper.
As previously mentioned – upcycle, upcycle, upcycle.
To provide a decent service at an affordable cost and treat our worker’s fairly. Our aims:
To not discriminate in any shape or form.
To pay the National Living Wage as a starting rate for our workers.
To use part of our annual profits to support two different charities.
To support local businesses and artisans wherever possible.
To create a positive community surrounding Vintents and support and promote the development of skills of our staff.