With a few decent days of sun already in the bag, we've now decided we are officially in summer mode. That's right, I'm even sitting here at my desk with a glass of chilled Prosecco as I write this post. No word of a lie. It is Friday afternoon after all.
There's something about a few warm sunny days in May that bring with them a sense of anticipation for all those fun summer activities you know are on the horizon. Festivals, holidays, spontaneous road trips to the beach and long summer nights on rooftop bars are all ahead. How. Good. Is. That. Thought.
And as festival season is already upon us, we've put together a Men's Festival Outfit Edit, including stylish essentials you're going to need. Each item in our Edit has been hand-picked for its style, practicality, as well as its provenance. So whilst you're living it up this summer, you can look good and feel good, knowing your gear has been ethically sourced.
Oh and... you're going to love this... You can WIN the lot. Yeah. Each and every item. Find out how to enter below.
Bird Sunglasses create award-winning and sustainable eyewear with a social purpose. Their sunglasses are designed for individuals who want to change the world and look good while doing it. Every pair sold brings the gift of solar light to families in Malawi, Zambia and Uganda through their Share Your Sun partnership with SolarAid.
For each pair of sunglasses sold, a solar-powered light is distributed via SolarAid, instead of families having to rely on expensive and dangerous alternatives. Many families use homemade kerosene lamps which are a poor source of light, emit toxic black smoke, are costly to run and are extremely hazardous.
Bird sunglasses are lightweight frames made from sustainable materials, are unique designs, and have polarised lenses. This pair, "Jay" has a 100% bamboo frame, has been hand finished and expertly engraved with an intricate pattern along the arm. They are soft and tactile, plus they're so lightweight they even float. Comes with the eco-cork case, neck strap and cleaning cloth.
Topiku is on a mission to create the world’s premiere sustainable hat. Incredibly, the brand's hats are handmade from 100% recycled + upcycled waste materials. Each piece is ethically produced by artisans in Cigondewah, West Java, Indonesia. Not only do Topiku ensure their artisans are paid almost double the local minimum wage, but they provide equitable work and pay for men and women, sponsor the health insurances of 14 trash-pickers, and reinvest into waste management education programs via their partner, Waste4Change.
This hat, "Bumi" (meaning "Earth" in Indonesian) features a green floral batik pattern showcases sprouting curved motifs which symbolize growth. Like all their products, it has been composed of 100% upcycled + recycled materials:
Brim - recycled plastic buckets salvaged from landfill
Base - upcycled fabric offcuts from cotton jacket, pants, and other garment production
Batik - upcycled textile offcuts from one of Indonesia’s top batik brands
Leather - upcycled leather scraps from shoe, belt, jacket production
Metal - upcycled metal scraps from cans and tins
Elvis & Kresse are a multi-award winning British sustainable luxury brand. They are one of the founding members of the UK B-Corp movement, a certified UK Social enterprise, a Walpole Brand of Tomorrow, winners of Cartier’s Women’s Initiative Awards, and most recently featured on the BBC nationwide for their innovative ways of rescuing and reclaiming raw materials.
Since 2005 they have been transforming rescued raw materials into luxury lifestyle accessories and donating 50% of profits back to charities, such as The Fire Fighters Charity. To date they have saved over 200 tons of material from landfill. And in 2017 they partnered with Burberry Foundation to tackle the even greater global leather waste problem. This partnership will see at least 120 tonnes of leather off-cuts from Burberry recrafted into new luxury items, designed and sold by Elvis & Kresse.
The naturally water-resistant Slider Belt is ethically handcrafted by the highly skilled craftsmen over at Elvis & Kresse. Made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose the Belt is your perfect companion for any festival and any season. Totally versatile, unisex, and durable with a nickel free buckle.
It has the added benefit of being vegan, and comes presented in a reclaimed printing blanket pouch. 50% of all profits from the Slider Belt is donated to The Fire Fighters Charity, which Elvis& Kresse have been donating to for the past 13 years.
At 4cm wide this belt comes in one size that can be cut down to fit your preferences. Just un-clip the buckle and cut to the desired length. It’s luxury, done right!
Trakke make craft waxed canvas bags that are versatile, durable and timeless, combining utility and style to allow you to transition from workday to weekend with ease. Made in Scotland, using high quality British materials, each bag is handmade by the team of artisans and built to last a lifetime. So you can focus on what lies ahead; not what's on your back.
Smaller than a bag, but bigger than your pockets, the Trakke Banana bumbag sits close to the hip for all those everyday essentials. Stow away your festival essentials or hide away your valuables in the concealed compartment on the back – perfect for keeping your wallet and phone safe in a crowd. Can be worn around the waist or as a crossbody bag.
We are committed to avoiding exploitation across our supply chain, so that our customers can be confident that their clothing has been made fairly and made well.
Our "Heirloom" print vest has been constructed from Bamboo and Organic cotton jersey. The Scandi-inspired cross-stitch style print design has been applied digitally directly to the finished garment, using water-based inks.
The organic cotton and bamboo fibres make this garment naturally breathable, and coupled with low cut arms and a loose fit, this vest is the perfect choice for keeping cool at summer festivals.
Solid cologne is a solid wax-based cologne/aftershave for men. In contrast with the traditional liquid bottle cologne we introduced a natural wax and skin friendly cologne which is applied directly on to the skin.
The range of 6 fragrances come in a 18ml sturdy silver tins. The tins have a slide-off lid, are made from lightweight aluminium and are compact, ideal for carrying in your pocket or a small travel bag.
Handmade in London, each product is made using the highest quality of natural ingredients including Beeswax, Shea butter & Jojoba oil. Scented with essential and fragrance oils, the colognes contain no alcohol or any chemicals. Simple to apply, rub a small amount of the cologne with your index finger and sweep on to skin to freshen up. Key areas to apply are hands, wrists and neck. The scents are all long-lasting and are strong, clean and masculine.
Dancys is a contemporary men's accessories brand with over 100 years heritage and expertise. They produce a range of individual printed ties, bow-ties, pocket squares, neckerchiefs and brightly coloured socks.
Everything is designed and made in the UK and packaged in their Norwich based studio. All their materials are sustainable and all their prints are limited edition.
These navy polkadot cotton socks are made in small batches at their manufacturers in Leicestershire. They come in one size, are lightweight and super comfortable.
- One pair of "Jay" Sunglasses by Bird Sunglasses
- A "Bumi" Hat by Topiku
- A Slider Belt by Elvis & Kresse
- Our "Heirloom" Vest
- Two tins of Solid Cologne - Felix and Xavier scents
- One pair of Polka Dot Socks by Dancys
- A Trakke bum bag
How to Enter:
To be in with a chance of winning this bundle, worth over £250, just follow the following steps: