I've never been content with sitting still and doing just one job, so for the past few months as well as wearing my wedding photography hat I've also been working hard on a new sideline. I'm really insanely excited to announce the launch of my new biodegradable glitter shop, Wild Glitter!
Washing a weekends worth of glitter off myself after a festival last year, it suddenly struck me that glitter was effectively the same as the microbeads I had recently campaigned to have banned. A bit of research told me that glitter is classed as a primary microplastic, meaning that it is manufactured in pieces smaller than 5mm; this also means that unfortunately it can slip straight through our water filtration systems and adds to the some 8 million tonnes of plastic floating about in our oceans.
Fortunately, a solution is at hand. Wild Glitter is fully biodegradable in sea water and soil, but it won't break down in the packet or on your skin as it needs bacteria and microbes to help it on its journey. This means it is totally environmentally friendly, low impact and perfect for festivals, weddings and outdoor events.
With my background as a wedding photographer, it was natural for me to thing of biodegradable glitter from a wedding perpective. Our 3ml and 10ml jars of biodegradable glitter make perfect festival wedding favours, and we're even offering a custom option so that you can have your names and wedding date printed on the label! Aside from favours, we also supply larger quantities for glitter bars or glitter stations, so that your guests can add some sparkle themselves!
Wild Glitter compostable glitter is also vegan, offering an ethical, cruelty-free, eco-friendly way to sparkle. For more information see www.wildglitter.com, or follow along on instagram and facebook @wildglitterstore.