The name 'Makatipi' was derived from the Native Amerindian word 'Maka'. In the Sioux language, this means 'Earth'. Tipis are considered rustic and natural in many cultures, globally.
Makatipi was created to counter the 'one size fits all' approach to events marquees. The staff believe that brides and grooms should be able to create the wedding of their dreams in every aspect of their big day, and tipis, tents and marquees should preferably not look as if they've just been bought off the shelf.
An eco-friendly company, Makatipi recycle and repurpose their material when possible. They are shortly about to embark on a carbon-offsetting programme, whereby they will plant trees for each and every event where their tents or tipis are in operation.