Over the years lots has been done to tackle the event tent waste crisis...

The Story so Far…

2005
A Greener Festival
2007
A Greener Award
2008
AIF Begin Report
2010
Powerful Thinking
Camplight UK
2012
Ethical Festival Ltd
2015
The Show Must Go On Report
Comp-A-Tent
2017
Camplight Uk Grows
2018
AIF Ten Year Report
Festival Republic
Reading's Aftermath
Festovers Ltd
2019
AIF - Take Your Tent Home
Glastonbury
A New Idea
2020
Vision 2025
Covid-19
2021
Pitched For You A Final Solution

Our Solution …

No ‘single-use’ tents, no waste, no hassle!

The days of single-use and disposibility are over ... long live the circular economy!

Our Founders...

Kieran van den Bosch

After graduation from a manufacturing degree I read the Cradle to Cradle Design book and it formed the foundation of my ongoing study deeper into sustainable design and permaculture.  When work with Potatopak & Green Seal ceased I also spent a couple of years working for an L.A. in recycling.  This is where I saw the mountains of rubbish humans create and deducted that circularity is the genuine solution.  I returned to Somerset in 2009 and again witnessed the enormity of tent waste at events.  So, in 2010 I founded TransitionResource.org and that led to Camplight.co.uk in 2012.   A regenerative tent salvaging and hiring project to make camping equipment a resource was ok,.. but it would never make a dent in the problem.  So I decided to design waste out and develop the Pitched for You model. 

Amanda Campbell

I’m a sustainability consultant with expertise in material resources, waste and festivals.  In 2015 I developed a compostable tent and founded award winning Comp-A-Tent.  In 2017 I secured Innovate UK funding and partnerships to develop solutions to tackle campsite tent waste, shifting from compostables to service models.  I have been a pro-bono business consultant since 2013, supporting over 50 start-ups predominantly focussed on sustainability and social issues.  I have an MSc Environmental Technology from Imperial and I’m currently also Veolia’s Innovation Project Manager.

Andrew Gowland

I’m a multi-disciplinary designer that works primarily in architecture and graphic design. Since 2015 I have become more involved in the events industry, initially as a VJ and DJ, eventually progressing to event organisation and stage management at festivals, culminating in designing a unique geodesic based structure for the Neverglade Stage at Sunrise Celebration 2019.

I have been a keen camper all my life, so when Kieran approached me to help him design a new tent for Pitched For You, I leapt at the opportunity.