How Ethical! Festival Survival Guide

With Glastonbury due to open it’s gates in 6 days time, the summer festival season is well and truly upon us, and if you’re one of the 150,000 175,000 people making your way to Worthy Farm next week, check out some of these recommendations from

Solar Chargers

This year’s festival must have. Everyone is raving about these handy little gadgets on all of the festival message boards, and has two of this summer’s most popular models in stock and ready for despatch in time for next week.

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Contained in a tough and stylish aluminum body, the Freeloader is a durable and portable solution for charging phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, sat navs, iPods, PDAs and PSPs. Freeloader has an internal battery pack and can be charged from the sun or via USB.


Available in three sweet colours!


Solio stores power from the sun and generates free and clean energy right out of the box. Award-winning, compact and versatile, Solio has been made Carbon Neutral by planting trees in protected bio-diverse forests.


If you’re taking your iPod then you’ll need to buy these leads for it to work with your Solio:

iPods not included!

Solio iPod® Connector Pack


Just make sure you select the next day delivery option when you get to the checkout and place your order before Monday 18th June (if you’re leaving on Wednesday morning, for example!).

Make sure that you also remember to take…

  • Sun cream – Available for all skin types, we’ve got SPF 40, 22 and 15. Also available for kids.
  • Aftersun – Fingers crossed for a sunny Glastonbury this year. Make sure you don’t get burnt in the first place, but if you’re looking to sooth sun-exposed skin, this is free from from alcohol, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals and made with organic Aloe Vera, mint and calendula.
  • Toothpaste – loads of different types of toothpaste here. Kingfisher toothpaste isn’t tested on animals, it’s GMO free, and it contains no animal products either.

You’ll obviously be needing all the regular stuff like tents, camping equipment and wellies, but there’s also stuff that you won’t need to take…

Don’t Bring Loo Roll!

The Glastonbury festival organisers have teamed up with Nouvelle to provide free rolls of 100% recycled loo paper for everybody who goes to the Festival. As well as working with Glastonbury this year they also work with Wrap, The Woodland Trust and The Big Recycle. That makes them alright by us.

Stay tuned next week for our exclusive How Ethical! reports from Our Man at Glastonbury.


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