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UK Based Festival Tails Helps You Get Your Furry On

try6Festival Tails specialise in innovative fashion accessories. The company has partnered with a Birmingham based social enterprise to manufacture their faux fur tails. Aimed at the hundreds of thousands of people attending this summer’s UK festivals, the tails are a fun, furry accessory that people can clip onto the back of their clothing to add a little colour and frivolity to their outfit. Fancy dress now plays an important role in festival fashion, and a tail is a perfect way to participate without having to pack a complete costume.

Mary Jephcott, owner of Festival Tails said: “The tails concept happened by accident with a makeshift prototype at the Glade Music Festival in 2006. We then commissioned my Nan to make a few tails to wear and share at Burning Man Festival in Nevada, USA. As they were a big hit, in 2010 we decided to expand the idea, make more tails and see if we could bring some tail fun to some of our favourite UK festivals. Nan wasn’t keen to make 1000s of tails so it’s lucky we found Textiles by St Anne’s!”

Textiles by St Anne’s is part of the Birmingham Industrial Therapy Association (BITA Pathways), a charity specialising in rehabilitation services for adults experiencing mental ill health. For Mary it was the perfect opportunity, “We’re thrilled that our tails are being made locally, helping to train and provide therapy through work experience”.

Mary claims “Not only do the tails have aesthetic appeal; they have other advantages too … providing portable padded seating, enhancing attractiveness to the opposite sex and improving dance moves!” After a good reception at Festivals last year, the company is now expanding their 2011 product range to include ears, luxury tails and children’s tails.

You can catch up with Festival Tails on their website www.festivaltails.co.uk or at some of the summer’s best known UK festivals including Glade, Glastonbury, Cornbury, Secret Garden Party, Big Chill, Shambala and Trystonbury. For more information about Textiles by St Anne’s visit www.textilesbystannes.co.uk

EDITORS NOTE:This was submitted through our user submission system and was briefly fact checked before posting live.  It has been found to be, in fact, their recent press release.  FNN does not accept pay for articles or publicity.

The full Festival Tail collection is available via their online shop and also directly from Festival Tails at the following major UK festivals in 2011.

“We hope to meet some of you this summer whilst we swing our tails to a few choice tunes in the sunshine!”

Click on the festival names to find out more about them.

Where? From To
SUNRISE Thu 2nd June Sun 5th June
GLADE Fri 10th June Sun 12th June
GLASTONBURY Wed 22nd June Sun 26th June
CORNBURY Fri 1st July Sun 3rd July
SECRET GARDEN PARTY Thu 21st July Sun 24th July
BIG CHILL Thu 4th Aug Sun 7th Aug
GREEN MAN Thu 18th Aug Sun 21st Aug
SHAMBALA Thu 25th Aug Sun 28th Aug
BESTIVAL Thu 8th Sep Sun 11th Sep
TRYSTONBURY Fri 23rd Sep Sun 25th Sep



2 responses

  1. I like this. This is a nice positive spin on wearing tails in public for once. 😀

    March 30, 2011 at 8:17 am

  2. It’s a pretty normal thing to see at music festivals. Hell, tails are mild compared to the other stuff people wear (or not wear!).

    April 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

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