2020 travel picks

Our Top 6 Go-Everywhere Eco Summer Essentials

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Planning a day trip this season? Odds are your packing list may look a little different than last year, thanks to COVID-19. No matter where you roam, stay healthy and prepared with our top eco summer essentials.

The Ultimate Travel Bag

Keep everything you need close by with the Cork Yoga Backpack, available in Natural and Coal ($135). Made from 100% natural cork sustainably harvested in Portugal, this backpack can carry it all (including your yoga mat). It’s hypoallergenic – perfect for those with latex allergies – and antimicrobial, helping to eliminate surface bacteria and odor. Your purchase will also support mental health programs in Portugal and abroad.

Lounge in Comfort

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No summer picnic is complete without The Global Trunk’s Modern Momo Blanket, shown above in Thin Stripe Grey ($160). Guatemalan K’iche’ Mayan artisans hand-loom each piece using cotton and wool from locally raised sheep. Organic pigment-dyed and free of harsh chemicals, this blanket provides the perfect lightweight ground layer during a day at the beach or in the woods. Additionally, The Global Trunk contributes a portion of proceeds to the Amigos de Jaibalito Foundation, providing resources to the Jaibalito village in Guatemala.

Here Comes the Sun

Protect yourself from harmful rays with a Tika Floppy Style “Abundance” Hat from Andeana Hats ($185). Choose from a variety of colors to complement any outfit, including light brown, red, and electric blue. Every piece includes a Chakana Aragonite Crystal pin, in addition to a removable, mix-and-match Intention Band. Women in indigenous Peruvian communities hand-fashion each hat from sustainably sourced Alpaca wool. Your purchase empowers them to earn a living while keeping traditional cultural practices alive.

See the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses

2020 summer travel picks

Add a spicy pop of color to your ensemble with these Hipster Translucent shades ($25) from eco-friendly sunglasses maker Woodzee. Available in a full spectrum of colors, including yellow, blue, and purple, there is a pair of candy-colored specs to match any day or mood. What’s more, Woodzee offers free returns and exchanges, in addition to a mail-in sunglasses recycling program.

Cover All Your Bases

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Founded by the co-creator of Rock & Republic, SWIMINISTA offers a complete line of luxury, eco-friendly swimwear designed to fit every unique body. We also love their sustainable beach accessories, including this Multi-Purpose Mask ($18) which doubles as a headband and neck gaiter. Available in four chic, moisture-wicking prints made from luxury recycled fabric, protect your health while hitting all the right trends.

Safeguard Your Health, Chemical-Free

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Keep your health top priority during every adventure with Sud Source’s Hand and Surface Sanitizer ($12 – $30), available in 2 oz. to 16 oz. bottles. This essential item exceeds the CDC’s recommendations with a combination of 70% Ethyl Alcohol and germ-fighting essential oils that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. Additionally, Sud Source encourages customers to reuse the bottle by offering easy refills – either in person or by mail – keeping both your hands and the environment clean.

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