These summer essentials are guaranteed to satisfy tree huggers and luxury lovers alike for head-to-toe eco-friendly fashion and beach supplies. Whether you’re pool-side or at the beach, these earth-friendly products will make sure you are eco-chic.
Thanks to Vitamin A Swimwear and Onia, you can take a dip in luxury swimwear made from recycled materials. Vitamin A’s eco-swim collection for women features a blend of Lycra® and recycled nylon fibers, and Onia makes swim trunks for men with a fabric that is made from a blend of recycled polyester and metal fibers.
The Vitamin A Swimwear eco collection is made from recycled materials. Photo: Vitamin A. Onia has a collection of swim trunks made from recycled materials. Photo: Onia.
Planet Flops flip flops are made from natural Brazilian rubber, a sustainable material, and they plant a tree in the Brazilian rainforest for every pair purchased.
Planet Flops are made from sustainable materials. Photo: Planet Flops.
Vivienne Westwood designed a collection of fashion-forward bags made from recycled materials such as safari tents and roadside advertisements. These totes are handmade in Nairobi from 100% recycled materials and are available at the YOOXYGEN Eco-mmerce shop, which features a plethora of eco-friendly fashion.
Bags made from recycled materials by Vivienne Westwood. Photo: YOOX.COM.
Skip the plastic and protect your peepers with wooden sunglasses. Proof Eyewear let’s you customize your shades: you select the type of wood you want from a wide range of sustainable hardwoods such as ebony and bamboo, you pick the finish you want on the wood, and you get to choose the type of lenses you want from a selection of colors and mirrored finishes. This super cool company also donates money for every pair they sell to help fund sight-giving surgeries. iWood also makes wooden sunglasses with reclaimed wood that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and they only use formaldehyde-free glue and eco-friendly sealants. Proof Eyewear wooden sunglasses. Photo: Proof.
Our list of summer essentials would not be complete without a gorgeous organic towel to accompany you on your trip to the beach or pool. Kassatex makes 100% organic cotton beach towels, which are available at cassadecor.com.
Finally, make sure to pack healthy snacks, a reusable water bottle and organic sunscreen.