Vango, the UK’s leading camping and outdoor equipment specialists, announces the release of their environmentally-friendly collection of tents and sleeping bags in collaboration with the National Trust. The collection will be available exclusively through Go Outdoors. The award-winning tent collection is made from a new Sentinel Eco fabric, created from recycled plastic bottles which comes from waterways, streets and landfills. Co-branded with both Vango and National Trust logos, the collection has been exclusively designed to offer a strong point of difference in an environmentally conscious marketplace.
This collection of tents and sleeping bags is engineered for high performance by the Vango design team and is aesthetically appealing due to the National Trust Oakleaf pattern, inspired by the oak leaf carving at Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex; the first built property to be cared for by the National Trust. The sleeping bag collection complements the range and uses a 100% recycled polyester filling made from used plastic bottles.
The number of plastic bottles used in the production of each tent varies from 69 in the three sleeper Devon model to over 300 bottles in the larger Antrim Air 600XL model. In the first year, this collection will see over 295,000 bottles collected and recycled.
The collaboration between Vango and the National Trust celebrates a shared passion for the great outdoors. Through the sales of the National Trust camping collection, Vango will contribute a minimum of £20,000 to the National Trust to help look after nature, history, and beauty for everyone, forever.
Rob Birrell, Vango’s Marketing Director said,
“The National Trust looks after coastline and countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, so both people and nature can thrive. The values it champions are perfectly aligned with those of our own at Vango. It seemed fitting that we should invest time and effort into researching new ways of tent construction aligned with the need for all of us to be more environmentally conscious,” he said.
Clare Brown, Head of Brand Licensing for the National Trust, commented,
“We are delighted to have collaborated with Vango on this eco-friendly collection. They have a tremendous reputation for quality and through this innovative collection, they have demonstrated a shared commitment to the core values that we advocate. We know that the more connected people feel with nature, the more likely they are to care for it. Camping is probably the closest anyone can get to nature; therefore this collaboration was an obvious one for us.”
Buying Director of GO Outdoors, Jim McNamara, shared his thoughts on the new range:
“We are incredibly excited to be teaming up with Vango to bring to market this much-anticipated collection of eco-friendly tents and sleeping bags. The work of the National Trust in conservation and caring for the outdoors is exemplary and we’re delighted to be involved with the project as the exclusive retailer of the collection. A step in the right direction, we hope this collection leads the way to encourage more sustainable product innovations in the camping and outdoors industry moving forwards. We’re delighted to be launching in time for the new camping season, as we remain optimistic for a busy year of the Great British staycation.”
The National Trust Collection by Vango will be exclusively available from Go Outdoors in-store and online (gooutdoors.co.uk) and online from Vango (vango.co.uk), from March 2021.