Time to dust off your cases and rucksacks, summer holidays are looming! Whether you're a last minute packer or an organised planner, this blog shares some must-have sustainable essentials to pack for your summer holiday....
"AMAZING COMFORT. I purchased these as I travel a lot and wanted something comfortable. They are now my go to for every flight and I always ensure I have some clean for each trip! Highly recommended!" Charly, Oxford
Organic Cotton Scrunchie: Scrape back your hair for comfy travelling, in a vibrant Mara print scrunchie. Made from Fairtrade and GOTS certified organic cotton using eco elastic, they are produced as part of our main production run by our manufacturer in India. Shop Scrunchies
Where Does it Come From Scarves: Beautifully soft and very versatile – wonderful as a light cover up in the day or summer stole for cooler evenings. This block-printed elephant scarf from Where Does It Come From? hit the headlines when Joanna Lumley wore one in her TV Documentary 'Joanna Lumley's India'. All the scarves are traceable too, so you can explore the virtually carbon free processes and Fairtrade working practices and get to know the people who made it for you. Simply enter the code on the label on the WDICF? website. Shop Scarves
Reusable makeup remover pads: These reusable make up remover pads are made from 100% cotton, lightweight and take up less space They're perfect for cleansing, removing make up or nail polish on holiday. Shop Make Up Remover Pads
Neve's Bees Lip Balms: Made from 100% natural Oxfordshire beeswax which is packed with vitamins and natural goodies such as honey and propolis, as well as other local ingredients to soothe and moisturise your lips. Available in 7 scents and packaged in a click-shut 10ml metal container each containing 7g of lip balm to reduce plastic waste. Shop Lip Balms
Shampoo Bar: Shine-enhancing shampoo bar for normal, dry, curly and coloured hair, which is both soap and sulphate free. These bars are gently cleansing and infused with the power of shea, hemp seed and macadamia oils to restore and hydrate your hair, leaving it soft, shiny and smooth on your travels! Shop Shampoo Bars
Wooden toothbrush: A plastic-free sustainable wooden toothbrush made with 100% plant-based bristles and FSC® beech wood handle. A tree is also planted for every toothbrush sold! Shop Wooden Toothbrush
And in your suitcase ...
Underwear - comfort from the bottom up!
"AMAZING COMFORT. I purchased these as I travel a lot and wanted something comfortable. They are now my go to for every flight and I always ensure I have some clean for each trip! Highly recommended!"
Y.O.U Underwear is the perfect choice for travelling, our organic cotton bralettes and more supportive bras are wire free and have no internal labels for a smooth and itch-free fit. Available in bralettes sizes XS-L and in bottom sizes 6-22, across 7 classic colours and 5 vibrant Mara prints and 5 spring colours.
If you choose to stock up on undies before your holidays, then our multipacks are the perfect choice. Buying packs saves on money, but not on impact. Every purchase of our packs will double, triple or quintuple your impact! We work with Smalls for All, a Scottish charity dedicated to collecting and distributing underwear to vulnerable women and children in Africa and the UK. We donate underwear through your purchases, and they then distribute it to whoever needs it most.
Finally our colourful Mara range is the perfect choice for holidays, our matching sets double up as a bikini, saving you precious luggage space. Made from double-lined organic cotton fabric, they're super comfortable, retain their shape and don't go see-through when wet.
Happy Holidays all!