Eco-friendly travel essentials that will get you in a green state of mind

These minimalistic designs are perfect to bring with you wherever you go

Into sustainable living? Then pack these eco-friendly essentials to take that ethos along with you wherever you go

1 Daydream Republic’s Drink ’N Stash Collapsible Bottle (649) is made of 100% food-grade silicone and is BPA-free, leakproof and microwave- and dishwasher-safe; plus its built-in heat sleeve makes it perfect for both cold and hot drinks (up to 200°C).

2 Squish it down and clip it onto the brand’s organic cotton Zero Waste Tote (299) to keep yourself hydrated.

3 The Good Store’s metal straw (200; part of the three-piece Zero Waste Starter Kit, which includes a straw cleaner, bamboo toothbrush and reusable canvas pouch) offers you the choice of a straight or bent metal straw, potentially avoiding the waste from hundreds of plastic straws.

4 Daydream Republic’s Sip ’n Stash collapsible cups (599) come with heat sleeves, suitable for temperatures of up to 200°C, so you can enjoy all of your favorite brews on the go. Available at and at Common Room at Power Plant Mall and Alabang Town Center.

5 Homeseek Mnl’s Beeswax Snack Bags (small, 170; medium, 190; and large, 210) are a nifty, eco-friendly way to
pack nibbles — the natural antibacterial properties of beeswax and jojoba oils also help keep your food fresh. IG: @homeseekmnl

6 Simula’s Bamboo Toothbrush (80) helps travelers reduce their environmental footprint. Their name comes from the saying “Ikaw ang simula” — change begins with you., IG: @simulaph

7 Homeseek Mnl’s Unpaper Towels (350 per roll of six) provide a washable, reusable, zero-waste alternative to disposable paper towels. IG: @unpapertowels and @homeseekmnl

8 SIP’s Burrito (Skinny) utensil set (400) is made from sustainably produced bamboo, reducing your need for plastic disposables that end up in clogged landfills.

9 Sora’s Multi-purpose Towel (2,299, 78 cm x 183cm) is highly absorbent, quick-dry, lightweight, sand-repellent and upcycled from plastic bottle material.

10 Gifts & Graces’ Travel Bag Organizers (590, available in blue, green, purple, pink and brown)  come with drawstring closures to help keep your essentials neatly packed. These are made by people from under-privileged communities.

This article first appeared in the July 2019 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Pierra Calasanz Labrador

Photographed by

Toto Labrador

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