Wheels up! We are taking off with our list of sustainable travel gear, apparel and accessories to own for everyone in 2023. Many of these brands are women owned and made in the USA.
Corbin Signature Black Backpack
R. Riveter was started by two military wives to ensure military spouses would always have a way to support their families no matter where they were stationed. Every product in the line is handmade in the U.S
One of our favorites from their collection is the Corbin Signature Black Backpack (pictured above). This gorgeous and durable backpack is handmade with water resistant canvas and premium leather and can be converted easily into a crossbody bag. Easily fits a standard laptop, notebook, and books for the plane ride.
EleVen by Venus Williams
EleVen by Venus Williams is a sustainable lifestyle brand offers a wide assortment of athleisure, accessories, and beauty products, all perfect for the active traveler. Venus Williams, former World No. 1 and seven-time Grand Slam singles champion and Founder & CEO created EleVen to give women quality activewear that allowed them to feel great and perform better.
The collection is consciously designed with fabrics that were made safe for the environment and for the planet. Their Repreve™ fabrics are 100% recyclable and engineered from recycled water bottles gathered from the ocean.
FORLOH is an American-made outdoor sustainable technical gear brand that offers apparel and accessories for everyone’s year-round adventures. They also sell clothing for children, including vests, bottoms, and technical shirts.
One of our favorites from their collection, and perfect for travel since you should never travel anywhere without a swimsuit, is the Women’s Triangle Bikini Top and Women’s UPF Ruched Bikini Bottom. Each swimwear piece is anti-microbial with scent control, made with odor and stain resistant fabric, and is UV stable.
My Style Bags
The Lola Bag is flying off the (digital) shelves in Italy. Now, it is available for US customers! The stylish and multi-purpose bag is available in denim, suede, and cotton and features pure linen lining and leather details and shoulder straps.
My Style Bags is a Milanese company specialized in the design of travel bags, handbags and accessories. My Style Bags can personalize each item with embroidered initials, names or logos.
MADE FOR ALL
No need to sacrifice style for comfort when traveling. MADE FOR ALL, a favorite of celebrity athletes including Justise Winslow, Kenny Smith, and Josh Hart, creates their pieces with 100% French Terry cotton, Fleece, naturally dyed Tencel, and bamboo cotton blends. Each sustainable and fashionable piece allows wearers to look and feel good, even on their busiest travel days.
The MADE FOR ALL collection includes unisex hoodies, sweatpants, lounge pants, socks, baseball, bucket and trucker hats, and t-shirts as well as women’s cut sweatshirts and men’s boxers. MADE FOR ALL is designed and manufactured in the heart of the Los Angeles Garment District.
Merino Boxy Pocket Tee
Unbound Merino is a premium apparel brand created for travel that creates versatile, high performance and sustainable pieces. Merino wool is naturally antibacterial and moisture wicking and regulates your temperature. Its simultaneously breathable and insulating, keeping you warm when it’s cold and staying cool, dry and comfortable when it’s hot, perfect for going from the airplane and arrival to the islands.
One of our favorite pieces is the one of their bestsellers, the Merino Boxy Pocket Tee. This super comfortable tee features a classic fit and is made from 100% Merino wool jersey.
Ridge Merino’s natural eco-friendly blend super soft of Merino Wool and Tencel has anti-odor properties, making these perfect for travel. The smooth, silky fibers of TENCEL are softer than silk and cooler than linen, and both Merino and TENCEL are more absorbent than cotton and boast antibacterial properties that reduce odor retention in the fabric.
Their Natural Jogger pants offer a tailored fit and zippered hand pockets. The pants are available in three colors: Black, Olive Night, and Charcoal Heather. Machine washable.
This sustainable brand is based in Mammoth Lakes, CA.
The Rainier Collection
The Skyway Luggage Co.
The sustainable Rainier Collection by The Skyway Luggage Co. includes backpacks, duffels, upright luggage, and more. Each piece is constructed of 100% sustainable PET materials, which typically come from plastic water bottles. The bottles are converted into the durable fabrics, which would otherwise have ended up in landfills.
One of our favorites from the collection is the Compact Duffel Backpack (pictured above). This versatile backpack features comfortable carry handles, a hidden zipper pocket for your phone, a quick access side zipper pocket with card holder, and more.
‘ULTI’™ Travel Bag
The ‘ULTI’™ travel bag by CONMIGO® is a brilliant piece of travel gear to add to your collection this year. It is the only bag on the market with the patent pending built-in, multi-purpose padded cushion. This feature allows you to Upgrade Your Seat during layovers, while in transport or working remotely at your favorite coffee house. The bag allows you to safeguard your possessions while in transit.
The ‘ULTI’™ travel bag easily converts from cross body design to classic briefcase. The bag also features 12 pockets, including 5 easy access exterior and 7 interior pockets.
Unisex Excursion Black EE+
Traveling can be hard on your feet. That’s why the most comfortable shoes are essential. Friendly Shoes Unisex Excursion Black EE+ (additional colors available) combines comfort and style in an innovative shoe that expedites putting shoes on and off.
Made for everyone, the Unisex Excursion is a comfortable step forward in casual comfort. This shoe features a slip-resistant outsole that moves with your every step while absorbing shock. A sensory-friendly lining soothes the feet, while a roomy toe box provides ample room for swelling.
Friendly Shoes is sold at retailers including JCPenney, Zappos, and QVC.
Wave goodbye to your old sweatpants and arrive in style with Lacson Ravello’s insanely soft and comfortable Vivian pants. The Vivian pants are high-rise that sit at the waist, with a wide stretch waistband for added comfort. The pants also have front slant pockets.
Lacson Ravello is a woman owned small-capsule clothing brand that is sustainably driven and based in California. Their collection includes super-soft tees, culottes, pants, dresses, jackets, and more.