14 Sustainable Travel Essentials for Your Next Eco-Friendly Vacation

Taking a break from the usual view at your desk? With warm weather approaching, seaside vacations sound more appealing each day. Make sure you pack all the sustainable fashion and travel essentials so you can continue reducing your carbon footprint away from home. From eco-friendly swimwear to ethically made handbags, these sunny weather pieces are sure to add style to your perfect vacation wardrobe.

Brunna Co ARYA Safari Midi Dress

1. Brunna Co ARYA Safari Midi Shirt Dress – $119.50

Embark on a new journey with the elegant and comfortable Arya Safari Midi Shirt Dress. Sustainably made by artisans in Bali, the soft 100% Indonesian handwoven cotton falls beautifully against your silhouette. Upcycled buttons adorn the front to complete this ethically made dress.

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Arielle Milk Slip Dress

2. Arielle Milk Slip Dress – $330

Relax by the beach in this airy slip dress that feels like a second skin. Fair trade made with 100% milk fabric by our friends in NYC's garment district, this ethically made dress is form-flattering. Complete the effortlessly chic look by styling it over matching boy shorts & a bralette. Make this your next essential look for your eco-friendly vacations. 

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Ocean Child Cedar Swimsuit

4. Oceanchild Cedar Swimsuit – $108

Functional and minimalistic, this eco friendly swimwear piece is made with Econyl® regenerated nylon upcycled from landfills and oceans around the world. The suit features a low v-neck in the front and low back, perfect for basking in the sun after a relaxing day by the beach. 

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Oceanchild Malia Wrapskirt

5. Oceanchild Malia Wrapskirt – $108

Heading seaside doesn’t mean you have to get your feet wet. Stay dry and relax with the sea breeze in this wrap style skirt. Made of 100% organic cotton, this eco-friendly skirt will go perfectly atop any sustainable swimwear.

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Monc Monti Sunglasses

6. Monc Monti Sunglasses – $316

Featuring biodegradable nose pads made from corn starch and a titanium nose bridge with bespoke engraving, protect your eyes from the summer sun in these sustainable sunglasses. This frame’s namesake is inspired by the Italian spirit, representing the district in Rome, to create a design full of thoughtfully subtle detailing and packed with flair. These will become one of your sustainable travel essentials. 

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Brave Soles The Linda Leather Slide Sandal

7. Brave Soles The Linda Leather Slide Sandal – $49

In Spanish, Linda means "beautiful" - and it's true for this sweet slide sandal. Wear it with your sundress by day and with your favourite frayed jeans for evening drinks with friends. These ethical sandals are handmade of locally sourced leather by artisan shoemakers in the Dominican Republic.

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Nisolo Ecuador Hurache Sandal Bone

8. Nisolo Ecuador Huarache Sandal Bone – $120

The Ecuador is Nisolo’s spin on the much beloved huarache sandal. It dates back to pre-Columbian Mexico and has since become a warm weather staple shoe across many countries and cultures. The Ecuador Huarache Sandal is made by hand in an ethical factory operated in Peru and features interwoven strips of soft leather. 

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Essen The Simple Sandal Black

9. Essen The Simple Sandal Black – $228

This artfully simple sandal is a minimalist style designed for maximum impact. The leather band is individually twisted by hand and the upper features an elastic slingback strap for a perfect fit, making this strappy sandal extra comfortable. Made especially for you in a vetted, ethical and eco-friendly factory.

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Binge Knitting Frida Clutch

10. Binge Knitting Frida Clutch – $110

Whether you're bound for the beach or heading into the city, this versatile clutch is the right fit for any occasion. Each clutch is carefully handcrafted in Mexico from 100% upcycled cotton and recovered textiles, making it an eco-friendly vacation staple.

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Brunna Co Karma Wooden Beads Crochet Bag

11. Brunna Co Karma Wooden Beads Crochet Bag – $64.50

Foldable, easy to keep, and chic to carry in every occasion, this bag is crocheted with wooden beads by artisans in Ubud, Bali. A must-have for traveling, keep all the daily essentials in this ethically made bag. 

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Hathorway Phu Quoc Buffalo Horn Handle Water Hyacinth Tote Bag

12. Hathorway Phu Quoc Buffalo Horn Handle Water Hyacinth Tote Bag – $80

The perfect tote bag for your weekend farmer's market trips or a day at the beach, this handmade Phu Quoc Buffalo Horn Handle Water Hyacinth Tote Bag is made of water hyacinth - an aquatic plant that grows fast and strong in the rivers of northern Vietnam. On this beautifully handwoven tote bag features circular handles made of ethically-sourced buffalo horns with lining made of 100% natural-colored cotton.

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Brunna Co Riri Jute Sun Hat

13. Brunna Co Riri Jute Sun Hat – $78

Don't be afraid of the sun. Step out in confidence with this ultra-comfortable Riri Jute Sun Hat. Take this sustainably made hat everywhere from the sunny beachside to the hot savanna of your choice and enjoy full-on protection under the sun, while still looking stylish .

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Stamba Travel Kit

14. Stamba Travel Kit – $150

What every traveler craves: convenient capsules that keep you ready for whatever gets thrown your way. This travel kit includes one bottle and refill pack of TRAVEL and one travel size bottle of REPLENISH all neatly packed in a Stamba pouch. These supplements help keep your immune system in shape so you can enjoy your sustainable vacation to the fullest.

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