It's sweet summertime and you know what that means: camping, roadtrips, and adventures galore! Andrew and I are heading out of town in a few days to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary, and I'm teaming up with ethical brand American Nomad to bring you a few ideas on how to source all your traveling needs ethically!
My packing list for a day trip up north:
- Denim Shorts
- Button Down
- Hat (I love protecting my skin but I do NOT love the feeling of sunscreen on my face!
- Water bottle
- Lip Balm
American Nomad is the first US-based store that I've seen carrying ethically made (non-knit) hats. These cute little straw numbers are made at a coopratice in Cambodia called La Vie Devant Soie.
I like mid-sized, flexible notebooks and journals that I can cram into my backpack, and I prefer non-expensive journals since I tend to scribble in, ruin, and sometimes even lose them (!). At $12.00 this Us-made Polka-Dot journal fits the bill! It boasts a special spine-binding glue that resists extreme heat and cold, generates proceeds for education charities, and is made from 75% recycled paper. Win, win, win.
Last but not least, my favorite summer item from American Nomad- This adorable "unmentionables" bag. Have you ever stuffed dirty underwear back in your suitcase or backpack because you wanted to be environmentally friendly and didn't want to take the hotel's offered plastic bag (ewww). Have you ever thrown a damp swimsuit in the top of your luggage, arriving at your next destination to find everything it touched wrinkled and musty? This bag is lined with waterproof material making it the perfect way to protect your stuff while traveling. Plus, it has adorable appliquéd bikini bottoms on it. The bags are made by the same cooperative inCambodia that produces American Nomad's straw hats.
I hope you have a holiday weekend full of travel, family and fun! Leave a comment below with your favorite ethical travel accessories!