Below is a selection of suitable products in each key area of merchandise. You will note that, where possible, I have provided options for both purchased items and suggested collaborations that may be suited to TAM moving forwards.
Insulated Water Bottles I PURCHASED
Vasa Insulated Bottle
£12.67 based on min order of 50 bottles
Double walled and made from 18/8 grade stainless steel with vacuum insulation and a copper plated inner wall means it keeps your drinks hot for 12 hours or cold for 48 hours with the Vasa copper vacuum insulated bottle. Volume capacity is 500ml. Presented in an Avenue gift box. Stainless steel. *Could add sticker/hand-drawn name to each bottle.
c. £30.00 based on min order of 30 bottles subject to design fee
Chilly's Bottles are constructed from durable, high-grade 304 stainless steel, for both the inside and outside walls. This preserves the flavour and freshness of your drink, without any tainting. Ice-cold drinks for up to 24 hours, regardless of the outside temperature. Keep your tea or coffee hot for up to 12 hours.
Bluetooth Speaker Bottle
£15.89 based on min order of 50 bottles
Wildcard! Single wall bottle with a screw on lid. Includes a removable Bluetooth speaker. Includes micro USB charging cable. Pairs from up to 10metres away. Volume capacity is 500ml. Presented in a gift box. BPA-free Eastman Tritan.
Duke Insulated Water Bottle
£15.56 based on min order 50 bottles
Duke Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle. The Duke Bottle is double wall 18/8 grade stainless steel with vacuum insulation. The inner wall is plated with copper for ultimate conductivity to keep drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 48 hours. Volume capacity is 500 ml. Presented in an Avenue gift box. Stainless steel.
Insulated Water Bottles I COLLABORATION SUGGESTIONS
The Insulated Classic 20oz is based on our classic stainless steel water bottle combined with Climate Lock™ double-wall vacuum insulation, keeping drinks hot for 20 hours and iced for 50 hours! Klean Coat™ powder coat finish is 4X more durable, chip-resistant and safe for people and planet.
Keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. BPA-free and reusable. Vacuum-insulated, high-grade 18/8 stainless steel. Condensation-free, the exterior will remain dry.
With the 32 oz NEW Chute® Mag Vacuum, you can get a cold drink and a smooth pour every time. This vacuum-insulated bottle keeps liquids cold for 24 hours, and hot for six. The sturdy, double-walled steel design keeps condensation from collecting on the sides of the bottle, and the powder-coat paint job adds some extra colour.
NB: Available without collaboration @ £30
Enamel Camping Mugs I PURCHASED
Base Colour Enamel Mug
£4.56 based on min order 48
Enamelware is porcelain fused onto heavy-gauge steel, making it highly durable. It can assume brilliant, long-lasting colours, and cannot burn.
Printed with your brand name enamelware makes a perfect promotional gift or souvenir.
20oz Mugs are red, blue or green base layer colour as above.
3 Colour Print Enamel Mug
£6.52 based on min order 48
Promotional 10oz Premium Enamel Mugs are durable, long lasting printed mugs perfect for use in the home as well as for camping and outdoor activities. Timeless elegance and enduring strength; enamelware is porcelain fused onto heavy-gauge steel to make it highly durable. These retro style branded mugs can contain approximately 10oz (280ml) of liquid and come in a choice of colours. These camping mugs can also be branded to the bottom as an additional print position.
1 Colour Print Mug
£3.75 based on 50 mugs
This enamel mug is a durable yet lightweight 350ml capacity white mug with a matching white inner and silver metal trim. Price includes a 1 colour print to the front of the mug.
Branded Notebooks I PURCHASED
Ec0 Friendly Cork Notebook
£5.64 based on 100 min order
Eco-friendly cork notebook with recycled craft paper. 80 sheets/160 pages of 80 g/m2.
Printed Recycled Notepad
£1.64 based on 100 min order
Wire bound notebook with ballpen, with approx. sixty pages made from 100% recycled paper and a bio fabric coloured material, includes a pen with biodegradable parts, blue ink.
Earthworks Handmade Leather Journal
£22.00 each plus personalisation (hopeful reduction with bulk order)
A6 Brown Leather Journal with a Plain Classic cover. Bound in a single thick piece of vegetable tanned leather we leave the cover of this journal plain, it's for those of that prefer the natural, unadorned look of leather.
An Alternative Option
Alternatively we could source a leather or otherwise journal (as above), again sustainably sourced, and then on the first page of each journal a calligrapher will personalise them with ‘Live and Breathe It’ perhaps alongside another quote and each guest name or a small sketch of Africa. This concept could also be applied to the Driver’s folio and any place names for long table dinners.
Sunnies I PURCHASED & COLLABORATION SUGGESTIONS
Foldable Branded UV 400 Sunnies
£1.93 based on minimum order of 100
Foldable Sun Ray sunglasses. Retro design sunglasses. Foldable temples and frame and category 3 lenses. Compliant with EN1836 & UV 400. PC plastic.
Canadian eco-luxury eyewear line using reclaimed material to manufacture a brand that give back to Africa. Bôhten’s mission is to establish an eyewear manufacturing supply chain on the African Continent. Through this we inspire to change the face of Africa with a vision that advocates education, sustainable employment, social responsibility and environmental awareness in fashion globally.
Pala’s ideology is rooted in ethics and aesthetics. They are improving life for thousands of people in Africa, day after day, providing grants directly to eyecare projects in Africa.
Projects might include building a new Vision Centre; or dispensary, purchasing equipment or supporting an outreach programme – all sustainable, long term solutions that facilitate eyecare, eye-tests and provision of spectacles.
Additional Items for Consideration
Branded Leather Keyring Bottle Opener
£12.06 (possibility to reduce with bulk buy)
Alternative Bag Option
£1.92 based on 50 bags min order
Alternatively we could provide guests with simple tote bags. Available in many colours, from a variety of suppliers with varying quality - price dependant.
£12.95 + personalisation tbc
This military rucksack could be personalised separately (perhaps through Amy’s contacts) and could serve as a great alternative to a gym style bag that guests can use as their day to day bags for moving in between vehicles.
Personalised TAM wristband
£16.00 likely reduced with bulk order & collaboration / images supplied
Instead of using normal silicone or fabric wristbands we could have leather straps for something a little different. Both brands are small companies and would likely offer a discount.
Branded Baseball Caps
£2.80 based on 75 hats
Many suppliers and styles and colours available! Both for guests and drivers uniform. Prices vary. May be a cheaper option through Amy.
Custom Printed Buff
£4.90 each based on 50
Custom printed fitted bandanas go by many different names and are similar to the well known headwear brands Buff Headwear ® or Giraffe Headwear ®. The microfiber material means they are warm in the winter yet cool in the summer! They also help to draw moisture away from your skin, keeping you cool and dry.
Campfire Chill Accents I PURCHASED
Recycled Tartan Throws
£28.00 each with 3 letter embroidery
Hopeful that we can reduce the price with a few purchases. Obviously design can be altered. These would be laid out on some of the chairs around the campfire to set the tone of our village, as well as keep the guests warm on chillier evenings. Other throw options available.
Liquid Hand Soap & Moisturiser
£30.00 for 6
Many options available, but it would be nice to have a handwash and moisturiser placed in both toilets. Could be branded very easily with a simple sticker.
Boho style hammock
£26.49 (others available)
For that insta-worthy moment, we could have boho crochet hammocks instead of traditional ones. Chairs also available.
Enamel Camping Plates - Personalised or Plain
£1.50 dep. on design
Many suppliers offer various printing methods, or we could keep them plain, just to add a uniform styling to the campfire. It would also be nice to look at bringing our own cutlery.
Chalkboard for Camp Itinerary
£14.95 based on 420mm x 600mm
Many sizes ad styles available from many suppliers. This would be used to write what time guests need to wake up/ activities/food etc each day.
Additional Items to purchase:
Bug Spray / Ammenties
Small mirror for bathrooms
Bins for cars / kit for cars with hand sanitiser etc
Glow sticks (for lighting)
Stationery (Watering hole/ toilets this way etc)
Ribbons for trees to add a boho feel to party/special nights
Pens for journalling
Perhaps some art equipment for an impromptu sketching session
Drinking game props (ping pong ball etc)
Outdoor Games perhaps
Event Kit comprising: Marker pens, safety pins, paper, tape, placement, string, matches, glue, calligraphy pens etc
Bamboo Beach Mats
These lightweight and easily packed mats can be placed around the fire ( not too near!) to create more of a lounge vibe. Measuring 182 x 60cm we can layer them for a more bohemian effect.
Watering Hole (pump or collapsible drum)
£8.02 for pump I £11.49 for 20l drum
Upon arrival to camp each night there will be table set up with the ‘Watering Hole’ where guests will be able to refill their water (chef could add lemon / mint / apple etc to water each day). Alongside the drum we can place the boxes of wine and beers. On a party night this water could be switched for punch.
Used as storage in the day, at campsites they will form part of the vignettes / a pop-up bar. They could also house bottles with candles for a special night, or fancy dress items for a burning man pop up.
Campfire Chill Lighting & Covering I PURCHASED
Lumify Solar Powered Lights USB
£34.99 for 300 lights
Designed to work using solar power alone, but can also be charged by USB, in 3 hours from flat. Can work for 12 nights from a single USB charge with little help from the sun. 8 lighting modes including all the bulbs constantly on, and flashing modes.
Bamboo Flame Torches
£3.49 for 3
It would be nice to position these around the camp perimeter either on ‘special nights’ or whenever suits. Could be sourced in Africa.
Camo shade netting
£36.93 for 1.5m x 10m
This camo shade is extremely light and packs away very easily. Hung from trees or in between vehicles, it creates an identifiable set up for TAM, as well as shade. Available in many sizes, and hence prices to suit.
Campfire Upbeat / Special I PURCHASED & COLLABORATION
Colour Changing Fire Powder
£8.49 pack of 6
Mystical Fire is a fire novelty item that will add excitement by providing colourful flames for any wood burning fire. Simply, toss 1-3 packs into any wood burning fire. Then sit back and enjoy the new vibrant colors that Mystical Fire will produce.
Colourful African Bunting
£8.69 plus shipping
This could be a very cheap and effective way of decorating with the coloured lights to make it a little more colourful on a party/special night. Usually I’m against bunting, but inter-twined with ribbons and lights I think it could add to a bohemian style which is easy given the budget, space and time. Many designs available. *Ideally en-route if we stop at any villages it would be great to buy some of the shell mobiles and/or african fabrics.
Personalised placement for long table dinner
c.£8.02 for a pack of 10
It could be nice for the first long table dinner to do a random seating plan. Add a sense of occasion, mixes the tribe an encourages the family dinner style. Guests can of course switch seats throughout the evening. Many different animals available and either the calligrapher can pre-write the names, or Jen can.
Locally sourced arts & crafts from Himba Tribe
£ allow budget on route
Along the route we could purchase plenty of the hanging mobiles and baskets produced by the Himba tribe. The more the merrier. We can hang the mobiles from trees and use the baskets for bathrooms amenities. Not only does this provide an authentic and practical feel, it it also gives back to the local trades.
Battery operated, remote controlled coloured lights
£13.49 based on 1 pack of 33ft, 100 lights
13-colour Changing Fairy lights. Waterproof lights on a copper wire. Handy remote offers options of 13 unique colours, 5 brightness levels, 3 lighting modes and timer mode.
Luci colour inflatable solar lights
£19.40 per light - Collaboration option only!
We could use these on warm white mode for normal nights, and then colours for party nights. Why settle for one colour when you can have eight? Choose the mood by setting a colour, or cycle through them all in sequence. Like all Luci lights, it's waterproof, lightweight and completely solar.
Clothing I PURCHASED
Below are some examples of staff attire and guest swag where appropriate. As they are all widely available, and there is also the potential for Amy to source some of the items, this is really just a top level overview.
Mens Cargo/Combat Short
For the drivers, comfortable cargo shorts (sand or grey) are both practical and fitting with the style. Paired with the relaxed t-shirts and sweatshirts, it will give them the modern edge without jarring with the natural surrounding in photos. Drivers can of course also wear boardshorts/denim shorts etc as desired.
TAM branded t-shirts
Many t-shirt options available with many printing options available. Singlets and polo shirts also available. Founders to have slightly different tops to drivers.
TAM branded sweatshirts
The sweatshirts will also double as guest swag. The drivers will have slightly different ones to guests, and again, so will the founders.