The Ethical and Sustainable Travel Essentials You Need to Pack This Summer
Let's go to the beach, beach - let's go get away!
The summer is here and it's time to find your passport, your favourite summer outfit and pack your bag for your trip to the sunshine! But you're now faced with the task of trying to choose which of your must-have clothes, accessories, skin care and books to bring with you and, more importantly, which will fit in your cabin-friendly carry-on bag!
We've rounded up the ethical and sustainable travel essentials you need this summer to help take the sting out of packing and keep you feeling inspired and empowered when soaking up the sun!
BY SARAH LONDON Summer Travel Set
When you're on the go, it can be hard to maintain your skin care regime. That's why Sarah created the Summer Travel Set (£31.50). It has all your organic skin care favourites from the BY SARAH collection in handy travel-sizes that fit perfectly in your carry-on. Use the Green Clay Cleansing Balm to cleanse your skin, the Organic Facial Oil to lock in moisture and feed your skin with antioxidants, and the Organic Lip Balm to give you kissably soft lips! A top tip: apply the Organic Lip Balm on your cheek bones and brow bone to add an extra healthy glow that will keep your skin looking and feeling healthy after hours in the sunshine!
S'well White Marble Bottle (image from swellbottle.com)
Keeping hydrated with plenty of water when you're travelling will reduce the effects of jet lag and keep your skin healthy too. Ditch the plastic binge of buying single-use plastic water bottles and join the movement of using refillable water bottles. There are so many to choose from, each with their own design quirks and eco credentials. Some of the best we've seen are the bpa-free bottles from S'well - I like the White Marble Bottle pictured above (£35). The bottles not only have a beautiful contemporary design, but S’well partners with UNICEF USA to help provide clean and safe water to the world’s most vulnerable communities - as their tagline says, they offer hydration that looks good and does good which is awesome!
Teeki Solid Black Yoga Pants (image from reve-en-vert.com)
Whether your heading off to a yoga retreat in Ibiza or will be sitting on a plane for several hours heading to the mountains or a far-flung city, having comfortable, stylish and ethical active wear is essential! Noa Vee, one of our sustainable stockists, sells beautiful Solid Black Yoga Pants (£52) from Teeki which are made from fabrics spun from recycled plastic water bottles! The fabric is cut, printed and hand-sewn using environmentally safe practices and all their products are made from recycled goods. So, not only can you feel and look great in these pants, but you'll also be part of the growing movement (and the brand's mission) of keeping plastic away from landfills.
Diario De Una Couturier Organic Espadrilles (image from ecolabo.ch)
When space is limited, finding an all-purpose shoe that can double up as your day time go-to as much as your evening sandal to transition from the beach to the bar is essential! And one of our ethical stockists, Eco Labo, has just the solution: Organic Espadrilles (£39.00) from Diario De Una Couturier. Their handmade organic espadrilles are made with a natural effect fabric that combines jute with thread. We love supporting brands that share our values and use organic ingredients - and with a minimal, beautiful design too, they tick so many boxes!
Lucy Mills shares the incredible power of pilates in our blog
And as for reading material for your journey or days on the beach, why not start with our blog! See why a top model recommends eating quinoa to give you incredible skin, hair and nails; which organic foods you should be eating this summer by knowing the difference between the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen; and why you don't want to be missing out on the power of pilates.
Have a wonderful summer and let us know in the comments below what you're taking with you this summer and the one ethical travel essential you can't be without!
Written by: Lauren, COO, BY SARAH
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