Glastonbury and Stella McCartney team up to release recycled vest for charity

Glastonbury Festival and fashion designer Stella McCartney have teamed up to release a recycled vest in support of War Child’s emergency fund.

Funds raised from the sale of the limited-edition t-shirt, which features a blue sky, green field and psychedelic rainbow, will help children caught up in Ukraine and other conflicts.

The vest is a repurposed version of a design McCartney created for the festival in 2007, which is inspired by the 1970s airbrushed t-shirts his parents Linda and Sir Paul McCartney used to make .

The item has become a rare collector’s item, but a recent warehouse audit uncovered several boxes of vests that hadn’t been sold.

As part of McCartney’s drive to reduce our impact on the planet, the original vests have now been recycled with a new mushroom illustration to celebrate “mushrooms as the future of fashion and our planet”.

The limited edition vests are on sale via Glastonbury’s official online store, with all proceeds going to War Child’s emergency fund.

The highly anticipated festival returns in June after being canceled for the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It features a star-studded lineup that sees Sir Paul, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish headlining throughout the weekend.

Eilish, 20, will headline Friday, becoming the festival’s youngest solo headliner, and former Beatle Sir Paul will front Saturday night – the second time he’s headlined the Pyramid Internship after a performance in 2004.

American rapper Lamar will make his festival debut closing proceedings on Sunday, while Diana Ross will play the legends slot.

Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place from June 22-26 and tickets are sold out, organizers said.