EXPEDITIONIST & Four Rabbit's Top 10 Must-Haves For The Conscious Traveller
Great news! we've teamed up with local fashion brand Four Rabbit to bring you our top picks every responsible traveller should take with them on their next adventure! Four Rabbit is an eco-friendly fashion line that seamlessly blends style and functionality. From urban-trekking to remote far away places, Four Rabbit saw a need for packable, multi-functional, well-designed clothes and accessories. They pride themselves on always keeping sustainability the highest priority without ever sacrificing style. Check out our list of must-haves below.
The tsunami jacket is a sustainable, recyclable, ultra lightweight, packable, water-resistant, wind-proof-yet-breathable travel layer. With an innovative design, it's zero-waste (nothing goes to the landfill during construction) and is the ultimate travel jacket you can take with you wherever you go.
With a fit to accommodate a myriad of sizes, it is loaded with unique features: Deep hood, internal and external pockets, inside zip guard, two-way front zipper, vents and pleats to maximize mobility, and ties at the hood and hem.
Check out more of their designs on Instagram.
The ZWD cropped top not only pack light but is an exceptionally versatile travel shirt. It layers well and can be dressed up or down depending on where you are headed. Made from re-roll fabric created from scraps from the cutting floor, their closed-loop production makes them 100% sustainable.
The crop top comes in black, white, and grey, but can be customized for a truly unique shirt. Either way, each piece is one of a kind with no two pieces being exactly alike. You'll definitely stand out in this awesome top.
Check @zerowastedaniel for more.
When Apoterra started selling their organic holistic skin care in sample size/travel size bottles, we couldn't help but want to take EVERYTHING with us wherever we went. Of course, we couldn't actually take it all, but two definite must-haves on any trip are the Rose Nourishing Serum and Activated Charcoal Soap.
The rose serum is light yet incredibly moisturizing and feels and smells amazing. Dab a little on mid-flight to keep your skin feeling hydrated. The charcoal soap is formulated specifically for your face but can be used as a body wash as well. Grab the travel size and you can stash it anywhere in your backpack.
See more of their beautiful products at @apoterraskincare.
Nomadix makes eco-friendly multi-purpose towels for the beach, yoga, and fitness with travel-inspired prints. Nomadix towels are made sustainably using Global Recycled Standard certified post-consumer recycled plastics. These towels pack extra light and are the gold standard for travel essentials. Not to mention, their super cool designs look great while on any adventure.
Pick your favourite at @nomadixco.
Our favourite water bottle now comes in travel and tumbler styles. This bottle is practically bulletproof- We've dropped ours what seems like a million times and it still stays leak proof and keeps hot things hot and cold things cold for hours. What's even better (especially when travelling)? When they're empty, they barely weigh anything, saving you unnecessary travel weight while helping reduce the number of water bottles that end up in landfills by choosing the reusable option. We never leave the house without a reusable bottle, and although mason jars work fine in a pinch, up your hydration game with a classier bottle.
Pick your favourite pattern at @swellbottle.
Ok, let's get serious here for a second. Which traveller in their right mind would ever leave for their trip without packing at least 5 or 6 bikinis? Swimwear is obviously a mandatory item wherever you're jetting off to, and we're personally loving these cute little numbers from Kokoh Bikini.
This company sources fabrics made from recycled ocean trash to construct their bikinis, adding their own custom prints to the materials and all cut-and-sew processes are done in Australia, where the brand is from. The best thing about these bikinis? Because of what they're made of, is that they last 4 times as long as other bikini brands. An obvious choice for any conscious traveller
Learn more about them here.
When you're off exploring a new city, having a comfortable (and stylish) pair of shoes is an absolute must! Veja is a French-Brazilian shoe company specializing in sneakers and funky lace-ups made for organic, fair trade cotton from local farmers and Amazonian rubber tapped and transformed into rubber sheets to be cut for soles.
From re-investing all extra resources back into the production chain that helps farmers and tappers get paid properly, to planting trees and building CO2 injection wells in an effort to reduce C02 emissions, these shoes awesome for travelling and a purchase you can feel good about.
Learn more at @veja.
Besides being gorgeous and a perfect little day-trip bag, one of our favourite things about The Abury Collection and their bags is how sales are redistributed back to the people who made the goods, offering hours of education to the communities who need it most.
Made by Moroccan artisans living in a small community in the Atlas mountains in Marrakech, Abury's leather Berber bags combine historic designs and beautifully intricate detailing, giving you the perfect blend of character and style.
Check out @aburycollection for more.
Every good traveller needs that standard pair of jeans you can wear with everything and we've got just pair for you. Nudie Jeans' Dry Selvage Denim jeans are made from 100% organic cotton, working with organizations like Chetna Organic who work with small and marginal farmers in India to help improve their livelihood possibilities through sustainable farming.
These jeans not only fit and look great with any outfit you want to wear but also offer free repairs on all their products if you happened to love them so much you wear a hole through them (like any denim lover should) which helps to close the loop on fashion waste within the industry.
Check out their other styles here.
This jewellery company based out of London is making beautiful and subtle pieces of jewellery from recycled gold and silver in an effort to reduce environmental waste. The company also produces pieces on demand in another attempt to avoid excess dead stock ending up in landfills.
Having items made to order means that each piece is bespoke and original, so each piece is customized to you and your personal tastes. We particularly love some of the minimal pieces they've made (see below). Pair one or two of these lovely items with any of our picks from above and you'll be sure to hit the street in style.
Check @lilyflojewellery for more.
Any others items you need to pack with you that we missed? Share in the comments below!
Featured Image: Nomadix