11 Eco-Chic Travel Essentials for the Conscious Jet-setter

by , 03/08/11


Nordstrom, Julie Park, Eileen Fisher, Klean Kanteen, Fleabags, ECO sunglasses, Lina Rennell, Stewart + Brown, Swedish Hasbeens, Ecoland, Nau, Suki, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

Paging all corporate jet-setters: We hate to break it to you, but sweats and flip-flops aren’t going to cut it in business class. Achieve a comfortable—dare we say pleasant?—flight, even if they stick you in the overhead compartment, without losing green style points. From Garbo-esque ballet flats for hoofing it between gates to a Navajo-inspired take on the tired travel briefcase, here are 11 eco-friendly essentials for the style-conscious business traveler that will take you from “all aboard” to boardroom in no time flat.

JACKET Stewart + Brown Duncan Cloak Coat $114 SUNGLASSES Earth Conscious Optics Sunglasses $129 HAT-SCARF Lina Rennell Tie Hat/Scarf $50 WATER BOTTLE Klean Kanteen 40 oz. Stainless Steel Bottle $25.95 CARDIGAN Julie Park Cardigan $280 BAG Fleabags Indian Blanket Gunpowder Bag $440 PASSPORT HOLDER Nau Fluent Doc $65 PANTS Eileen Fisher Slim Zip Ankle Pant $148 SHOE LINERS Ecoland Organic Cotton No-Show Liners $18 SHOES Swedish Hasbeens Ballerina Hepburn $277 MOISTURIZER Suki Butter Cream Healing Salve $24.95

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12 Responses to “11 Eco-Chic Travel Essentials for the Conscious Jet-setter”

  1. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    I’m saving my pennies, as we speak, for the Fleabag weekender!

  2. Kestrel Jenkins says:

    The Pendleton fleabag makes me want to curl up with it like its blanket origins – LOVE.

  3. Yuka Yoneda says:

    I’ve been a fan of no-show liners for a long time and didn’t know they made a sustainable version. Good info.

  4. Kevin Dalias says:

    Rock on.

  5. Jill Fehrenbacher (@jillfehr) says:

    Great post, Jasmin – I want the fleabag bag!

  6. Rebecca Paul says:

    Oh awesome article Jasmin! I am obsessed with that bag.

  7. Mike Chino says:

    I love this look! Now lets see a set for the guys out there ; )

  8. Alex Sheehan says:

    Brilliant! You hit all the right notes — hydration, comfort, and sophistication. Key elements in any jet setting professionals airport routine. The yellow flats are sunshiney awesomeness!

  9. Beth Shea (@PetitePlanet) says:

    Not a day goes by where I am not attached at the hip to my Klean Kanteen! I would not be able to live without this thirst quencher, at home or on the go!

  10. Jenny Tranter says:

    Am so covetting those Swedish Hasbeen Ballerina flats – something else to add to my burgeoning wish list!

  11. strangepixel says:

    Surely if you actually cared about our environment, you wouldn’t get on the pollution drenched plane in the first place? This is shameless greenwashing and effortlessly illustrates why we can’t shop our way out of this crisis.

  12. jill (@jillfehr) says:

    Hi Strangepixel – are you saying you’ve never been on a plane?

    Yes, planes have very high carbon emissions. Sometimes though if you need to travel there is simply no other way to get to a location. And believe me, as a huge advocate of rail and boat travel, I have tried almost everything. It is simply not practical (and not usually even an option) to take a ship overseas. So unless you are luxury cruiser with a ton of time on your hands, most people need to fly in planes when engaging in business travel. People are not going to stop flying, so we need to figure out how to make flying better.

    And this is an article about eco apparel and products rather than about green travel.

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