Eco-Friendly Travel Accessories
Published: March 2009
By Bree Sposato, Stirling Kelso
Being green just got easier: Pack one of these travel accessories for your next getaway.
The supersoft eye mask and blanket, made from bamboo grasses in China, is biodegradable and hypoallergenic. pb-travel.com; available in green and pink; $40.
Paperblank’s journals are hand-stitched, pocket-size, and crafted from paper sourced from fast-growing pines. The company also donates 10 percent of its profits to charities such as Doctors Without Borders. paperblanks.com; $12.
Swiss company Sigg has come out with a new line of water bottles emblazoned with playful messages like Rise above Plastic and Make Love, not Landfill. sigg.com; $25.
Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition bike bag by Tumi go to environmental organizations, including Bicycle for a Day, American Forest Global ReLeaf, and Waterkeeper. tumi.com; $295.
There’s no need to pack a converter when you bring USBCell’s AA rechargeable batteries. The batteries, which can last for years, charge via any USB port (such as those on your laptop). usbcell.com; $20.