12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Whether it’s a mug made from recycled coffee cups or a luggage tag created using vegan leather, here are a dozen eco-friendly travel companions…

While air travel allows us the chance to explore every corner of the globe, it remains one of the most extensive and pernicious contributors to climate change — especially when it comes to private citizens. Unless you’re burning fossil fuels in your back garden, stepping aboard a 787 is likely the worst of your polluting habits. 

And that’s why, even if you’re not a committed vegan, or you haven’t yet plugged into the EV mainframe, it pays to overhaul your long-haul luggage with some more eco-friendly accessories. Here, from solar-powered phone chargers and recycled plastic headphones to an emission-offsetting suitcase, we’ve rounded up 12 sustainable essentials perfect for your 2022 trips and travels…



Oliver Co. Vegan Passport Holder

If you’re in the market for a new passport holder — but don’t want to buy full-grain leather — why not find an eco-friendly alternative? This ‘vegan’ passport holder from Oliver Co. is crafted from apple and wood leathers, is lined with organic cotton satin and features slots for a boarding pass, your passport and two travel cards.

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Oliver Co. Vegan Passport Holder

£69.00

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Matt & Nat ‘Trotter’ Vegan Luggage Tag

Another vegan leather accessory, this ‘Trotter’ luggage tag is available in colours including black, tan brown and pale green. With a clear vinyl window, it is lined with 100% recycled water bottles and finished with a silver-tone buckle. Smart, sophisticated and entirely practical, it’s a sustainable, worthy addition to your luggage collection.

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Matt & Nat ‘Trotter’ Vegan Luggage Tag

£22.00

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Circular&Co. Reusable Coffee Cup

Manufactured in Britain, this leakproof, reusable coffee cup was developed to last for 10 long, caffeinated years. Perfect for men on the move, its innovative push-lid allows for 360-degree drinking and, most importantly, its insulated design (drinks will stay hot for 90 minutes) is made from recycled single-use paper cups.

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Circular&Co. Reusable Coffee Cup

£11.95

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AIAIAI TMA-2 ‘Ninja Tune’ Edition Headphones

Everyone needs a decent pair of headphones for travelling. Whether you’re stuffed onto a train or crammed onto a long-haul flight, these noise-cancelling blessings will help you escape and relax in equal, tranquil measure. From AIAIAI, these modular headphones have speaker units grown from bio-cellulose, and employ recycled vinyl records for the earcups.  

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

AIAIAI TMA-2 ‘Ninja Tune’ Edition Headphones

£220.00

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Comrad ‘Recycled Cotton’ Compression Socks

A frequent flyer’s best friend, compression socks are both a comfort and a sensible investment. Buy Comrad’s compression socks, and you can add ‘sustainable’ to that list of descriptors. Flecked with colourful detailing, these circulation-improving, swell-relieving socks are woven from recycled cotton. 

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Comrad ‘Recycled Cotton’ Compression Socks

£23.40

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Patagonia 'Black Hole' Packing Cube

This clever bit of kit really lives up to its name. It may weigh under 100 grams, but Patagonia’s ‘Black Hole’ packing cube will fit more trinkets, accessories and gadgets than you’ll believe. Plus, it’s crafted from burly, 100% recycled polyester ripstop to ensure it helps you save the planet — even as you travel it.

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Patagonia 'Black Hole' Packing Cube

£30.00

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Haeckels x Ozone Coffee & Seaweed Block

We never pack our suitcases without one. From Haeckels, this sustainable collaboration with Ozone Coffee is the perfect does-it-all grooming product for travelling. Using waste coffee grounds, it’s a vegetable-based, vegan formula — and one that comes wrapped in paper itself recycled from old coffee cups. 

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Haeckels x Ozone Coffee & Seaweed Block

£18.00

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Paravel Aviator Carry-On Suitcase

Not only does Paravel’s handsome ‘Aviator’ suitcase look the part, it’s also got some serious sustainability credentials. The brand offsets the emissions that come from sourcing, assembling, shipping, and delivering the case — which itself features recycled a polycarbonate shell, recycled zippers, a lining made from 15 recycled plastic bottles, and a telescopic handle made from recycled, aircraft-grade aluminium.

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Paravel Aviator Carry-On Suitcase

£200.00

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Wolf ‘Heritage’ Vegan Watch Roll

The last of our vegan leather accessories, this watch roll from Wolf is the future of time travel. With space for approximately three watches and a secure snap closure, it’s cut from the same sustainable leather as the passport holder, luggage tag and washbag above. But the best touch? A lining created using synthetic ‘Ultrasuede’.

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Wolf ‘Heritage’ Vegan Watch Roll

£160.00

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Monc Løkka Sunglasses

London-based Monc has been championing sustainable practices since it launched in 2016. These bold blue ‘Løkka’ sunglasses are no different; built using a bio-acetate frame structure and mineral glass lenses. Delivered in recycled coffee cup packaging, the leather used to create the complementary case has also been sustainably sourced. 

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Monc Løkka Sunglasses

£230.00

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Goal Zero ‘Nomad 10' Solar Panel

Another sustainable travel essential, this portable solar charger will ensure you never have to worry about your phone running out of charge ever again. Recently redesigned by the brand, the slick ‘Nomad 10’ features a built-in Flip dock, USB port and an adjustable kickstand that clicks and locks into place for added stability.

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Goal Zero ‘Nomad 10' Solar Panel

£100.00

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Panerai Submersible ‘eLAB-ID’

Our final product isn’t so much an essential, but it is wholly sustainable. Developed and produced by Panerai, this ‘Submersible’ model is constructed using 98.6% recycled materials. Whether that’s EcoTitanium — a lightweight, upcycled alloy — or the recycled gold hands, it’s the most eco-friendly watch ever produced. Even the Super-LumiNova is recycled.

12 sustainable travel essentials for 2022

Panerai Submersible ‘eLAB-ID’

£54,000.00

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