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“You can never have enough glitter!” We have heard and said that sentence so many times in our careers, however in recent years since the “glitter explosion” as we call it, when suddenly if you were at a festival without glitter on your face, there was something wrong with you, we have come to realise that actually, there is now way too much glitter, and it is potentially causing environmental harm.

As it has been a hot topic of late, you are probably aware of the glitter issue, however here are the bare facts as written on the National Geographic website

“Glitter is made from plastic sheets and used in a wide array of products, including cosmetics. When washed down the drain, glitter becomes a subset of marine plastic litter known as microplastic. Microplastics, which measure less than five millimeters in length, are found throughout the world’s oceans, from the surface to the deep sea floor. They are consumed by plankton, fish, shellfish, seabirds, and other marine life. Plastic bits collect in birds’ stomachs, where they can cause them to die of starvation. Scientists have become increasingly concerned about its effects on fish and other marine life”

Doesn’t sound so appealing to smother yourself with shiny plastic only to wash it off at the end of the night and potentially harm nature does it?

Luckily there is an alternative – bio glitter! Bio degradable glitter made from cellulose rather than plastic, is now widely available so now there’s a way to continue to be super sparkly and eco friendly at the same time! Win win!

Check out our recent face and body paint for the London Green Film Festival on behalf of Chilled Events where we incorporated bio-glitter and our very favourite Face Florals to our design for a dancer embodying Earth as one of the four elements.

Our friends at Rhetorik have recently launched a range of beautiful bio glitter mixes, so go and check them out. They also offer a super ethical clothing range, and are definitely worth supporting as a small business.

Glitter isn’t the main plastic problem by a long shot, but if we all do our little bit to head in the right direction and reduce plastic consumption, especially in a way that’s so easy to do, then why not do it?!

Remember to come and see us for your very own bio-glitter / Face Florals creations in The Sanctuary @ Wilderness and Greenman Festival!

Conscious sparkles are the way to go ✨✨✨✨✨

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