Jumpers and Jazz's new eco-friendly merchandise
VISITORS for Jumpers and Jazz Festival will now have an eco-friendly option for holding all the great coffee and wine that will be flowing.
The keep-cups are the festival's first venture into branded merchandise.
Jumpers and Jazz committee president Sally Edwards said the idea for the cups came after much deliberation.
"People have been asking for something to take with them for the last two years,” she said.
"Originally were going to go with a few merchandise options but after discussing it we decided to invest into the one high-quality product.”
Ms Edwards said the cups represent the festival's environmentally sustainable philosophy.
General manager of Warwick's Friendly Society Pharmacy Ahmad Almesfer is the first person to receive a branded keep-cup.
With the pharmacy sponsoring Jumpers and Jazz for the first time this year, Mr Almesfer is excited to be selling the cups from his store.
"Every year Australia is using a billion disposable coffee cups, it is good to see Jumpers and Jazz moving towards sustainability,” he said.
He said the keep-cups are exactly what visitors will be looking for come festival time.
"People will have their own cup to bring to all the great little cafes we have around Warwick.”
The $20 keep-cups will be available soon from festival sponsors Cherry Tree Cafe, Little Gallery Cafe and the Friendly Society Pharmacy.
Ms Edwards hopes the cups will keep the memory of Jumpers and Jazz alive for those who visit.
"They are not just taking the cup back home with them, they are also carrying the story of Jumpers and Jazz.”