ECO-FRIENDLY TRAVEL PRODUCTS TO BRING ON YOUR NEXT TRIP

While most travelers like me believe in the "leave only footsteps" mantra, it's becoming incredibly hard to really live up to it nowadays. With mass production and dangerous chemicals in most of the products, we purchase, leading an eco-friendly life is more difficult now than it ever was before.

The thing is, that, even without knowing or meaning to, many things we do affect the environment around us and that of the places we visit. Take coral reefs for example - while we blame the fishing industries, we fail to realize that something as innocent as sunblock is killing the reefs in the oceans as well.

Depressing, huh?

But worry not! I have compiled a list of eco-friendly products to pack on your next trip. From sustainable backpacks to environmentally-safe toiletries and organic swimwear - I have you covered and ready to jump into the ecologically-conscious travel wagon.

TOILETRIES

Stream2Sea Biodegradable Sunscreen

Chemicals such as oxybenzone, which are found in normal sunscreens threatens coral reefs and the animals who reside in the oceans. The decline of reefs is quickly becoming a global problem.

Stream2Sea is tested and proven reef safe. They also have other products on offers like hair conditioner and sunburn relief which are worth having a look into.

 

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Bamboo Toothbrush by OrganicBasics

Every year, over 4.5 billion plastic toothbrushes are disposed of in the world. With these organic (and super stylish) organic bamboo toothbrush, you'll become part of the solution.

 

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Sea To Summit Citronella Wilderness Wash

Both biodegradable and paraben-free, the Sea to Summit wash can be used as both body and hair washes.

 

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Solid Shampoo bars by LUSH

Made of fresh, organic ingredients, the solid shampoo collection by LUSH is eco-friendly and lasts 80 washes! Super cool also for those who, like me, like to pack as light as possible.

 

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PACKING & ORGANIZING

Matt & Nat Toiletry Cases

This set of beautiful toiletry cases by Matt & Natt are made of recycled nylon lining and 100% vegan.

 

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EVERLANE

Although they don't use eco-friendly materials, the backpacks and weekenders made by EVERLANE have high standards when it comes to the factories they work with and ensure the people involved in the making of the products are treated fairly. They are super transparent about their prices.

Their products are incredibly durable and withstand the test of time, so it'll be a long time before you need to purchase a new backpack. Their products are waterproof and incredibly stylish for those who like to stay fashionable even while on the road.

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Osprey

Osprey's backpacks and luggage have earned a special place in the hearts of sustainable travelers as all their products are made using durable recyclable materials and packaged just the same.

 

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CLOTHING

Swimwear by Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman is a clothing brand that works to lower the impacts caused by manufacturing by sourcing organic and recycled materials and ensuring that all the people involved in the making of their products are treated fairly. Read more about their approach here.

 

 

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Organic Socks by People Tree

$9.00

These socks are made of 98% organic cotton

People Tree is a sustainable clothing brand whose products are certified by numerous associations as being Fair Trade as well as organically produced.

 

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Underwear and Basics by OrganicBasics

OrganicBasics is a Copenhagen-based brand that focuses on underwear and basic clothing. With their motto being "the fashion industry is a dirty bastard", their goal is to create simple yet durable and sustainably-made basics for both men and women.

 

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JOURNALING

CALEPINO Notebooks

Based in Italy, CALEPINO is a family-run shop that sells notebooks created using recycled cardboard and paper and their pages are whitened without using any chlorine.

Stylish and eco-friendly, these are a must for those who like writing about their adventures at the end of each day.

 

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OTHERS

GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier

Bring your plastic bottle usage down to zero using the Grayl to purify and filter water from any source.

The GRAYL is a must for anyone traveling to developing countries where drinking from the tap is not advised. In just a matter of 15 seconds, the GRAYL will filter all chemicals and bacteria from the water.

Super useful when traveling and a big-time money saver when you calculate how many purified water bottles you'd need to buy while adventuring around the world.

 

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Matt & Nat Passport Sleeve

100% vegan and made using recycled materials, this lovely passport sleeve comes in different colors and it's a great way to show some love to your most precious possession.

 

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Scrubba Portable Laundry Bag

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Sea To Summit Laundry Wash

The SCRUBBA is a portable laundry system. Weighing only 5 ounces, it takes no space in your luggage and will save you the hassle and money of having to search for laundromats around the world.

Pair it with the Sea To Summit Laundry wash. It's phosphate free and biodegradable to ensure you don't contaminate when washing. Plus, it's small enough to take on your carry on.

Just letting you know: This post contains affiliate links. This basically means that if you decide to purchase anything from this post, I might earn a small commision. But don't worry - it comes at no extra cost to you! 🙂

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