Festivals around the world are becoming more environmentally conscious, eliminating materials that harm the environment in favour of biodegradable, eco-friendly practices. The latest crackdown? Glitter. In fact, 61 festivals have banned the use of glitter in the UK alone. As Splendour is right around the corner, it's time to consider the environmentally friendly materials you should be using to complete your festival glam.
So, want to achieve an eco-friendly Splendour look? Unsurprisingly, Australia is budding with small enterprises that focus on biodegradable festival glam. Here, we round up five brands of glitter that won't hurt the earth.
Eco Glitter, from $5 at Three Mamas
Three Mamas, a Victorian health and beauty store focusing on natural deodorant and body care, believe in "promoting the health and well-being of individuals, the community and the environment", according to their website. With 13 colours of glitter to choose from, and the option for fine or chunky glitter in either tubes or glasses, the possibilities are endless for your looks.
Glitter Girl's Fabulous Glitter Range, from $8.50 at Glitter Girl
All Glitter Girl products are certified home compostable, biodegradable, vegan friendly and cruelty free. Even more impressive, Glitter Girl was created by Sophia Rizzo, a 10-year-old from the Gold Coast. Her newly released festival range will have you covered.
Biodegradable Glitter Range, from $9.95 at Project Glitter
Project Glitter launched in 2016 and have since become responsible for providing Western Australia with lots of environmentally friendly glitter. The team can even provide a catering service involving glitter and body painting! Check out both their fine and chunky glitter for the perfect festival look.
Enviro Glitter, from $6.60 at Glitter Haven
Glitter Haven, a beauty supply store in Queensland, specialise in biodegradable glitter and offers over 25 options for you to pine over. The impressive range—which is easily sorted on their site via colour, particle size and glitter type—will equip you with a large assortment of colours to choose from over the three days.
BioGlitter's cosmetic glitter range, from $6 on eBay
UK-based brand Cosmetic BioGlitter have made their products available to us—thanks to the wonders of eBay, of course. Instead of being made with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)—the nasty micro plastics that are harmful to the environment—BioGlitter is made of cellulose from eucalyptus trees.
Article From: Elle Magazine Australia