About Karma Gear
Ellie & Jim started running Karma Gear in 2012 with a love of music festivals, ethical fashion, travelling (particularly to Asia) and a desire to do a job that reflected those joys! With backgrounds in sociology and environmentalism, we are particularly committed to the environment, sustainability and social justice.
Karma Gear designs and makes our own unique handmade clothing and accessories inspired by music, travel and alternative cultures. We use sustainable, natural and recycled materials, alongside environmentally friendly natural dyes and processes to make our products. Most of our handmade items are made without the use of electricity and travel very few miles from farm to material manufacture to final product assembly. We personally visit our suppliers in Nepal each year to work alongside them to design beautiful new products and to ensure working standards are kept high. We always pay a fair price to our suppliers and support them where necessary to build their businesses. We have always worked hard to ensure that our products are beneficial to the people and land of Nepal. We are proud members of the British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers (BAFTS) and you can find out more about our commitment to Fair Trade here.
Every season we update our range with innovative designs and products. We are currently developing more hemp items, and have recently begun to use nettle fibres and are looking for ways to utilise this amazing sustainable material.
We trade at UK music festivals and events throughout the summer. Our stall is fun and colourful, as well as accessible for all – customer service is paramount to us. We are always on hand to explain about our products and pride ourselves on our knowledge and transparency.
And now our lovely products are available for you to purchase from this very site! Not all our products are here – so if you’ve seen something you’d like at a festival but can’t find online please contact us and we’ll do our best to help you.
Feel free to explore the site, browse our beautiful clothing and find out where you can spot us at events.
Thank you for visiting Karma Gear!
We are proud of our Festival Roots!
Karma Gear has been trading at UK Summer festivals for nearly 20 years!
We are continuing to trade at festivals throughout the UK during the summer season. This year was our best and most fun season yet – we love what we do! – and marks the fifth year under our management. We can’t wait to get back to the green fields of the UK for more festival love!
Want to catch us at a festival?
We’d love for you to say hello! Follow us on facebook for more updates as to where we’ll be and what we’ve got in store. All the fabulous events below come highly recommended by us if you’re looking for festivals to add to your summer festival repertoire!
Elemental VW Festival 7 – 8th April
Upton Folk Festival 28 – 30th May
Lechlade Festival 26- 28th May
Wychwood Music Festival 2nd – 4th June
Gate to Southwell Festival 9 – 11th June
Leamington Peace Festival 17 – 18th June – FREE EVENT, one of the UK’s longest running free festivals, run entirely by volunteers promoting peace, a great event and one not to miss!
Nor Lye Festival 22 – 23rd June
Ramblin Man Fair 29th June – 1st July
Tannerfest 7th July – SOLD OUT
Upton Blues Festival 21st – 23rd July – FREE EVENT
Cambridge Folk Festival 2nd – 5th August
A New Day Festival 3rd – 5th August
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 10-12th August
Beautiful Days 16th – 19th August
Greenbelt 24 – 27th August
Lindisfarne Festival 30th August – 1st September
Off the Tracks 1 – 2nd September
Swanage Folk Festival 8-10th September
Because we’re proud of our festival roots we make sure that you will be able to find our most popular, unique and exciting products right there in our festival stall. For fantastic bargains and some surprise exclusive products, don’t forget to drop by!
We also offer hair braiding and feathers at most events with prices starting from just £2! If you’d like a hair braid or feather at another time, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here – Ellie is fully DBS (formally CRB) checked and is available for parties and events 🙂
Can’t wait to shop? Get your festival clobber from our website before you get there and plan your unique festival chic look!
Not going to a festival this year?
Our products are available all year round on our website, where you can find sneak peaks at our future lines and awesome offers to keep the festival spirit all year round!
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Are you a festival organiser?
If you’re a festival organiser and would like commercial traders at your festival who sell unique, handmade, ethical and environmentally friendly products that are fairly traded and bound to be a hit with your punters, then get in touch with us via the contact page here. We look forward to hearing from you!