Accessories for the sustainable traveller

2019 is the Year of Sustainability according to top influencers and it’s easy to see why. In recent months we’ve seen fast fashion brands held accountable for their environmental impact, plastic straws banned in a variety of restaurants and bars and ‘Veganuary‘ was even trending at the start of the year. Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious and the way we buy and consume products is changing, which means there’s more choice than ever before when it comes to going green. We’ve noted down some of our favourite eco-friendly, stylish products for the conscious traveller – you don’t need to sacrifice quality or style for sustainability after all! Read on for our top environmentally-friendly travel accessories on the market just now.

Eco-friendly packing cubes

Image: Finisterre website

Finisterre are a brand committed to sustainability and these recycled packing cubes that are part of their Fabric Use-Up Project are a perfect example of their commitment to the environment. These cubes are great for the eco-conscious traveller who doesn’t want to sacrifice efficiency for sustainability, and they come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. Made from 100% recycled polyester, this accessory is giving organisation a green makeover, and we’re all for it!

Reusable cups

Image: @keepcup on Instagram

KeepCups are the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cups and will revolutionise the way you drink coffee. The brand believes in having few, high quality things and using them well so their products are meant to last. KeepCup are committed to reducing their footprint, waste and energy consumption across their entire business which make them a great brand to support. What’s more, their original KeepCup is only £10. Get it here.

Environmentally friendly bag

Image: @fjallraven.kanken on Instagram

Any keen traveller knows how important their luggage is. Getting good quality, sturdy luggage can be a challenge and depending on where you like to travel, it can be tough to find bags that will stand up to the test of travel. However, Fjällräven has got the good quality (and environmentally friendly) luggage game down to a T. The brand is committed to reducing their footprint and produce products “on nature’s terms”. It’s one of the reasons why Fjällräven is one of the most popular and successful outdoor brands on the market. Shop their classic (and stylish) Kånken bag here.

Eco friendly sunscreen

Image: @invisiblezincau on Instagram

We all know how important sunscreen is but did you know that a lot of sunscreens out there contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to the environment? Not to worry however, there are plenty of eco friendly sunscreens on the market now as the cosmetics industry becomes more environmentally conscious. Check out the celeb favourite Invisible Zinc which is vegan friendly, contains only one ingredient –  Zinc Oxide, a mineral reflector found in nature – and is cruelty free. Perfect for when you want to soak up some guilt-free rays!

Eco sleep mask

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We’ve all been on those horrible overnight flights. No matter how appealing your destination is, nothing will make a red-eye flight enjoyable. However, with the EcoTools vegan sleep mask, at least you’ll have a better chance of catching some guilt-free z’s! Block out the light with this PETA approved, cruelty free mask made with organic cotton. Get it here.