15 Sustainable Travel Essentials for Your Next Warm-Weather Getaway

Sustainable travel essentials

If you’re dreaming of sunny skies and crystal clear waters for your next responsible travel destination — like we are — this guide is just for you. With recycled eco friendly swimwear, chic fair trade sandals, and multifunctional accessories, we’ve curated the ultimate warm-weather travel guide so you can travel consciously in style.

Ethical and Sustainable Swimwear

1. BOLD Swim Blue Allium Bikini Top and Blue Allium Swim Bottom — $95

Enjoy your vacation to the pool, lake, or ocean with this eye-catching and ethically made bikini. Consisting of biodegradable, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified Anmi Soul Eco yarn and free of toxic dyes, this eco-friendly vacation essential provides the perfect blend of durability, style, and minimal environmental impact. Amni Soul Eco® only starts decomposing in landfill environments and will completely biodegrade in five years.

2. Mary Young Serra Recycled Swim Top and Mala Recycled High Cut Bikini Bottom — $118 and $113

In need of a more modest bikini that’s ethically-made, provides UV protection, and is OEKO-TEX certified? Then this is the swimsuit for you! Both pieces consist of a thoughtful blend of ECONYL recycled nylon and spandex that optimally balances comfort and security. Mary Young is a women-owned company that provides all their makers with living wages.

3. Sensi Graves Alexa Recycled Bikini Top in Flower Power and Lindsy Recycled Bikini Bottom — $70 and $65

Look and feel amazing at the pool or beach with Sensi Graves’ Recycled bikini. Each piece is made with Econyl or Repreve recycled fabrics which consist of plastic water bottles, plastic waste found in the ocean, and reclaimed fishing nets.

Sustainable travel essentials Recycled Bikini Top in Flower Power

Sustainable Sandals and Slides

4. Nisolo All-Day Cross Strap Sandal — $138

Comfortable yet flattering shoes are a must-have for any trip, and the All-Day Cross Strap Sandal provides the best of both worlds. Featuring a memory foam, shock-absorbing insole, a rubberized outsole, and a stylist, tapered square toe, you can explore your destination without worrying about discomfort or blisters. Each pair is handcrafted with responsibly sourced leather using heritage Peruvian shoe-making techniques.

5. Nisolo Ecuador Huarache in Natural Vachetta — $120

When it’s too cool for flip-flops but too warm for sneakers, Nisolo’s huarache sandals are your goldilocks pair of warm-weather shoes. Each pair of huaraches are handmade by artisans in an ethical factory that Nisolo owns and operates. Fun fact: The huarache actually dates all the way back to pre-Columbian Mexico and is still a staple across many cultures and countries.

Sustainable travel essentials Ecuador Huarache in Natural Vachetta

Earth-first Travel Accessories

6. Terra Thread Executive Work Tote Bag — $49

The Executive Work Tote Bag makes for a secure accessory for shopping around, sightseeing, or as a carry-on. Made with Fair Trade-certified, heavy-duty organic cotton canvas and dyed with GOTS-certified, low impact dyes, you can tote all your travel essentials to any destination with ease.

7. Carry Courage Adventurer Cork Cosmetics Bag in Cream — $74

All your toiletries and skin care must-haves are safe and sound in this Adventurer Cork Cosmetics Bag. It’s not only naturally anti-microbial and water-resistant, but it’s also 100% vegan. The interior features a waterproof, waxed canvas lining, so this bag is prepared for any accidental spills or messes that may come your way while traveling.

Sustainable travel essentials Adventurer Cork Cosmetics Bag in Cream

8.  Swahili Coast Design Kenyan Beach Towel — $48

This lightweight and ultra-absorbent beach towel handmade in Kenya will be the ultimate warm weather staple for all your vacations. Made with 100% cotton kikoy cloth and featuring polyester microfiber terry lining, this towel is extra absorbent and quick drying. Plus, it features a hidden velcro pocket to discreetly hide your keys or phone.

Sustainable travel essentials Design Kenyan Beach Towel

9. Nisolo Canvas Weekender in Amber — $200

Nisolo’s sustainable canvas travel bag is spacious without being bulky, making it a go-to bag for any weekend getaway. The interior zipper pocket and stow pocket are useful for storing essentials like your wallet, and the removable crossbody strap is a game-changer when it comes to convenience. Nisolo’s weekender bags are all handmade in an ethical factory in León, Mexico.

Sustainable travel essentials Canvas Weekender in Amber

10. Sara Patino Jewelry Deep Pearl Recycled Gold Ring — $68

If you’re looking for a minimalist piece of jewelry that still evokes summertime vibes, this Deep Pearl Recycled Gold Ring is for you. Made with ethically sourced Mother of Pearl and featuring recycled 14k gold filling, this beautiful ring is made to last a lifetime. Consider checking out these matching earrings to complete the look!

Sustainable travel essentials Deep Pearl Recycled Gold Ring

11. Giulia Letzi + META Jewelry Ginevra Upcycled Drop Earrings — $49

Earrings on vacation are a lot like luggage — the lighter the better! These minimal drop earrings are super lightweight and versatile, fitting in with any of your travel outfits while adding a pop of color an intrigue. Each pair is handmade using upcycled plastic from recovered plastic water bottles, then finished off with recycled metal hardware.

Sustainable travel essentials Ginevra Upcycled Drop Earrings

Sustainable Travel Clothing

12. AmourLinen Ella Linen Pinafore Top — $73

Made with 100% OEKO-TEX-certified organic European linen and stone-washed extra softness, this timeless linen top is a go-to for any vacation destination. With its versatile style that makes for easily layering, this top will easily keep you cool during the warm season.

13. LA Relaxed 90's Mockneck Tank — $42

When it comes to travel essentials, this 90's Mockneck Tank is a must-have. Made from 100% GOTS Organic Cotton, this versatile piece offers both comfort and breathability, making it perfect for long journeys. Choose from a vibrant array of colors to express your individuality and effortlessly rock the nostalgic 90's style.

14. AmourLinen Scarlett Linen Summer Shirt — $97

This 100% European linen Summer Shirt is the ultimate piece for your warm-weather getaway. Linen is world renowned for its lightweight feel, breathability, and soft texture, making it great for enduring the heat whether you’re hitting the beach or trekking the desert. Each piece is made by a small team of seamstresses who make fair wages for their thoughtful and masterful work.

15. Coyuchi Solstice Romper in Rosehip — $68

Coyuchi’s Solstice Romper is made of GOTS certified 100% organic cotton that ensures earth-friendly breathability. Irresistibly soft and ultra-comfy, this romper is a perfect summer staple for strolling down the beach or just lounging on the couch for a nice night in. Coyuchi designs each of their pieces with environmental and social sustainability in mind by exclusively working with fair trade manufacturers who implement earth-first techniques like reducing waste, water recycling, and renewable energy.

Sustainable travel essentials Solstice Romper in Rosehip

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