Even the smallest contribution can go a long way when it comes to helping to keep the world a beautiful place for future generations to enjoy. Choosing high-quality, sustainable products keeps mother earth happy and also benefits you and your family. Rest assured, you don’t have to sacrifice on quality whilst doing a good deed for the planet!
We invite you to take a look at some of our current picks for earth-friendly travel gear.
EVERLANE: ESSENTIALS AND BASICS
Everlane made headlines in the fashion world for its practice of full transparency pricing. The company prides itself on sourcing only the finest materials and shares the story of how each garment is ethically made — straight down to the true cost involved! Everlane has created a one-stop-shop for high-quality apparel, that will last consumers years. No matter what season it is, you can stock up on great, ethically manufactured essentials and gear for your next vacation.
SIRENSONG: ECO-FRIENDLY WOMEN’S WETSUIT
Sirensong’s sleeveless wetsuit allows mum maneuverability while keeping the core warm. Perfect for the summer, the suit is manufactured with Yamamoto neoprene that hails from Japan. Yamamoto neoprene is an eco-friendly, limestone-based alternative to traditional petroleum-based neoprene, which is lighter, warmer, stretchier, more buoyant, and more durable than traditional neoprene.
RAW ELEMENTS: ECO FORM SUNSCREEN
Protect yourself and the planet simultaneously with Raw Elements sunscreen. Raw Elements produces waterproof sunblock that doesn’t leach harmful chemicals into the water. Ordinary sunscreens, which contain ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, can wreak havoc on local ecosystems, poisoning sensitive organisms such as coral and fish. Raw Elements doesn’t test on animals and is certified hypoallergenic. We especially appreciate that Raw Elements’s ingredient list is labeled reef-safe!
FREE PEOPLE: SLOUCHY VEGAN TOTE
PETA-approved and effortlessly fashionable, Free People’s Slouchy Vegan Tote (yes, that’s the name of the bag!) is just the thing for the eco-conscious woman on-the-go. The bag is available in 12 gorgeous colors so no matter what the occasion calls for, there’s a vegan tote to match. A roomy interior makes it a great travel catch-all for vacationing or a quick trip to the beach. We especially appreciate the handy, small zipper pouch attached to the tote for easy organization!
MATT & NAT: BEE CLUTCH
Matt & Nat goes above and beyond to ensure its products are environmentally friendly. Bag linings are made of a fabric constructed with recycled plastic bottles, but you wouldn’t know it because the fabric is super soft to the touch. For those elegant nights out, we recommend their Bee Clutch. Chic and functional, the removable, adjustable strap makes it easy to transform the clutch into a cross-body bag, perfect for the next day’s adventure. We also love that the Bee comes in six classic colors that make it a breeze to pair with just about any outfit.
Lush believes in quality cosmetics that are 100% vegetarian friendly. Since it was founded, the company has only sourced vegetarian alternatives to the animal-based ingredients often used in cosmetics. Glycerin, for example, is often derived from animal fat, but Lush sources glycerin manufactured from non-GMO rapeseed oil. The company also doesn’t test on animals and packages its products in 100% recyclable material that is manufactured using recycled plastic. Lush has also introduced a post-consumer recycling program that allows a savvy shopper to return five empty containers to a Lush store for recycling in exchange for a free face mask – a win-win for you and the environment!
HYDRO FLASK: INSULATED WATER BOTTLE
Instead of buying plastic water bottles, try a Hydro Flask. Each Hydro Flask is responsibly manufactured and specially engineered to keep drinks cold for 24 hours (or hot for 12). All bottles are BPA-Free and Phthalate Free and meet the industry-standard, wide-mouth opening that fits most water filters. We like that the full line of Hydro Flask products is manufactured using professional food-grade stainless steel which helps protect against flavor transfer. Also, the bottles are backed by a lifetime warranty, so rest assured you have a quality product in your tote!