Deciding what to pack is perhaps the least exciting part of organising a trip. Limitations on the size and weight of luggage often mean that we have to make a careful selection of what to bring with us. The list is ready, but perhaps we can help you not to forget the most important one: the protection of our planet.
So here are the companies that have revolutionised, in a green way, our backpacks. If you too would like to give your trip a sustainable twist, then read this article.
BACKPACKING WITH MILLICAN
Before we look at what to put in the backpack, we must of course choose one. This is certainly a banal observation, but not an obvious one if you want to get off on the right foot 🙂
Knowing that the founders are two real travellers is a guarantee that their products are designed for people who love adventure just like them. Meeting by chance one day during one of their trips, Jorrit & Nicky took refuge on their return to the UK in the solitude of the Lake District. It was there that they began to make sustainable bags.
In honour of Millican Dalton, who inspired them, Jorrit & Nicky decided to give the company his name. On their website you’ll find lots of backpacks designed for everyday use and for all types of travel, with a minimal environmental impact.
PERSONAL HYGIENE LOVERS: THE GREEN KIT YOU NEED
It’s ok to be adventurous and ready to adapt to extreme conditions, but it’s always good not to forget personal hygiene. Making new friends is difficult when this is missing, can we ever run the risk of being found unprepared? 😉
OPERATION DAZZLING SMILE: THE HUMBLE CO WILL HANDLE IT
The Humble Co knows very well that “there is no planet B” and that’s why it exists since 2013. Founded by dentist Noel Abdayem after volunteering in Jamaica, the company offers reliable and innovative products that are environmentally friendly. With a simple and modern design, The Humble Co offers an alternative to regular plastic products.
SHAMPOO AND SHOWER GEL BECOME SOLID WITH ETHICAL GRACE
With Ethical Grace we are talking about phytocosmetics, the cosmetics that use ingredients of vegetable origin. Their products are formulated exclusively with ingredients of natural origin, obtained from renewable sources. By adhering to functional cosmetics, their solutions are able to prevent and combat imperfections and restore the normal physiological balance of the skin.
Green tourists’ backpacks should therefore include 2-in-1 shampoos and solid shower baths for all skin types.
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL FROM HEAD… TO TOE WITH YATAY
In order to be sustainable, step by step, it was essential for us to find a shoe that went in this direction. We have succeeded with Yatay in which Italian manufacturing excellence and cutting-edge sustainable fashion technology have merged. The tallest palm tree in the Butia Yatay family, originally from Argentina, inspired the brand’s name. With respect for nature and a green spirit, Yatay’s mission is to combine the highest quality with an equally high level of eco-sustainability.
Their sustainable trainers, comfortable with a minimal and sophisticated style, are already on our feet 🙂
BE FASHIONABLE IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY WITH CANDIANI DENIM
Fashions pass, but jeans never leave us. No matter where (or almost anywhere) in the world you are going, jeans can always help you never feel out of line. Maybe you don’t know that jeans can also be sustainable. We discovered this thanks to Candiani who, like us, firmly believes in the importance of Made in Italy, sustainability and innovation.
In 75 years of experience, the company has grown to become one of the most sustainable denim factories in the world, creating the fabrics that gave birth to the Premium Denim industry. Really worth trying!
IMPOSSIBLE TO TRAVEL WITHOUT: ORGANIC BASICS ECO UNDERWEAR
We can forget about everything except one: underwear. Some people will laugh at the very thought of it, while others will admit that it is one of the first things they always pack before leaving.
Organic Basics has come up with a sustainable underwear solution. By only choosing fabrics that care about the environment and only working with factories that care about their impact, Organic Basics offers sustainable underwear that you can always take on the road.
With our bags packed, we’re finally ready to go.
Happy holidays from the whole R3UNITE team!