Did you ever attend a multiple-day festival? Did you stay on the festival camp site? Maybe then you know the problem: Every year a lot of stuff is left behind on festival camp sites after a festival has finished. This includes bottles and glasses, but also tents! Actually, to be more specific: 1 out of 4 people leave their tent behind on the various camp sites worldwide! People feel hangover and tired, and don’t feel like breaking up their tent and carry it along. As you can imagine this causes a lot of waste: In the Netherlands alone, where KarTent is based, this counts up to 25.000 tent every year.
Of course this is not all too good for the environment… after only a single use all these tents will go to the garbage dump!
This is why we came up with the KarTent, a temporary festival tent made entirely out of cardboard. The cardboard allows for easy recycling of the tent; after the festival the tent can go directly to the paper recycling industry so that they can re-use your tent to make toilet paper, schoolbooks, shoe boxes or other romantic things!
Of course the tent is resistant to some water. We use a high-quality kraftliner cardboard which is able to resist some water. The design of the tent ensures that water and humidity is no problem. How long the KarTent lasts depends more on the user than on the weather. The record is 2,5 months!
But our tent has more cool stuff to it! Because it is cardboard, it can be easily printed. This mainly gives opportunities to festival organisations and sponsors to spread their message on the tent. And a sponsored tent is not so bad for the festival-goer either, because sleeping becomes a lot cheaper that way!
Different from other tents, our tent stays nice and dark in the morning, so you can sleep out your festival hangover without being bothered by the morning light and charge your energy to fully party again the next day!
Is there anything else? Oh yeah! If you order a tent, we bring it to the festival you’re going to! This means that you no longer have to worry about transporting your tent! All you have to care about now, is that you don’t forget your toothbrush! (Theoretically speaking, you may also need some other things..) The tent is suitable for 2 people, and of course there is also place for all your stuff!
Unfortunately it is not possible yet to take a KarTent yourself; it is a bit too big to carry along (folded 2,40 x 1,60m!). If you happen to be a really big fan with a big van, we can always look for possibilities. Simply send us an email!