5 Easy Pieces – Eco-Friendly Travel

5 Easy Pieces – Eco Friendly Travel

A nature inspired photo album is perfect for cataloging your travels. Find it on Krrb.com/catg.

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

Crumpled Maps

5 Easy Pieces – Eco Friendly Travel

You'll use this map again and again. Photo: Bigthink.com

You’ll never tear your travel map out of frustration again. The Crumpled City Maps are made of a durable, waterproof fabric material and live up to their name. These easy to read guides ($19.95) will outlast any traditional paper map. To pick up a map for your next adventure, visit Brooklyn 5 and 10.

Multipurpose Soap

5 Easy Pieces – Eco Friendly Travel

Less tolietries to carry means more room for souvenirs. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/GreenKimono

Don’t weight down your luggage with tons of plastic bottles. Downsize to an all-in-one, all natural shampoo, soap bar and bug repellant bar. Made with essential oils such as peppermint and tea tree oil, this bar ($6) has antibacterial properties and will keep you bug free. For more environmentally friendly soaps, visit Etsy.com/shop/GreenKimono.

Sail Cloth Bag

5 Easy Pieces – Eco Friendly Travel

These upcycled sail cloth bags are durable and chic. Photo: Ahalife.com

You don’t have to sacrifice style when traveling. A recycled sailcloth tote will go from daytime excursions to nights out on the town. Made of repurposed marine-grade canvas, this bag ($120) is water-resistant and mildew-proof. To pick up your own sail cloth tote, visit Ahalife.com.

Upcycled Dopp Kit

5 Easy Pieces – Eco Friendly Travel

This rugged dopp kit will withstand several trips around the world. Photo: Uncommongoods.com

The Dopp Kit Formerly Known As A Tent will become an essential part of your travel bag. This handmade toiletry bag ($38) is made of recycled tent fabric and repurposed hooks and zippers. To pick up a unique Dopp Kit, visit Uncommon Goods.

Market Bag

5 Easy Pieces – Eco Friendly Travel

Where ever you end up, be sure to bring your bag for transporting goods. Photo: etsy.com/shop/ILiveByTheSea

Hand knit totes are a useful bag to toss into your luggage. Made from recycled cotton yarn, knit bags make a great carry-all and take up little space in your suitcase. Machine washable, these bags ($22) will go the distance as you explore farmer’s markets and sandy beaches. Stock up by visiting Etsy.com/shop/ILiveByTheSea .

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