WHY WE CHOSE KATA TIPIS
We were first introduced to Giant Tipis at an event in 2012. We’ve been working in the events industry since 2009 though it was only in 2017 that Geoff ‘s dream finally came true and we got our beautiful tipis. It was our priority then to make sure our tipi purchase was environmentally responsible and would support quality British manufacturers. Enter Kata Tipis.
First of all, the wood used to create our tipis come from UK forests that are part of a sustainable forest management plan approved by the Forestry Commission. These have to meet the criteria set by FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) where all woodlands are replanted after felling. The logs are hand-whittled in Hertfordshire and the canvases are stitched in the Peak District. Because they’re hand-whittled, each one is unique, and this texture adds to the natural and organic feel of the tipis.
Kata Tipis’ sustainable ethos is at the centre of their business and we felt we shared this, as well as being given the opportunity to invest in British craftsmanship and manufacturing by buying with Kata Tipis.