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Festival Merch Shouldn’t Cost the Earth

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Chris Houghton, CEO of The UK Festival Awards’ Official Merch partner, Teemill, explains how their sustainable model for branded apparel radically reduces waste and gives customers exactly what they want.

Across the board, consumers are seeking sustainable options. When you consider the stats on pollution in the textile industry and waste in the festival industry, that’s a tricky demand to meet. 10% of worldwide CO2 comes from clothing, 60% of clothes include plastic, and a truckload of clothing is burned or buried every second. Then, when we look at the waste produced by UK festivals alone, it’s close to 24k tonnes a year.

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