Ethical Travel Essentials: What's in our Bag?

We have teamed up with PURSE & CLUTCH, one of our favorite ethical brands here in Austin, to show you all our favorite ethical travel essentials.  Together, we choose to care how things are made.  These items are handmade by artisans in Cambodia, Guatemala, and Ethiopia. Check out our what's in our bag when we travel below! What are your favorite travel essentials?

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1. Handwoven Coin Purse: $10.00 (Buy here)

2. Short Black Tassel Earrings: $38.00 (Buy Here)

3. Handwoven Camera Strap: $44.00 (Buy here)

4. Maroon Drop Tassel Earrings $38.00 (Buy Here)

5. Black Leather Passport Wallet: $79.00 (Buy here)

6. Black Agate Blush Tassel Bracelet: $22.00 (Buy Here)

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The first item on our list is a mini coin purse. This handwoven beauty is perfect for any travel destination. It is the perfect size to fit in any carry-on luggage and can hold all the essentials, like lip gloss, headphones, and of course your CH Agate bracelet. This is a must have on any trip! 


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These beautiful tassel earrings dress up any outfit! The tassel is a signature mark on all CH jewelry. These earrings a staple when we travel... they add just enough flare and can dress up any outfit. Whether going on an epic hiking adventure or wandering the streets of Rome with your bf, these earrings will serve as the perfect accessory. 


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No matter how light we travel, we ALWAYS bring our camera. This strap is an awesome way to feel cute, even in 100 degree Southeast Asian heat! Jazz up your DSLR camera - just in time before your next adventure! This handwoven beauty gives any outfit a style boost. Backed in solid handwoven black cotton with sturdy chocolate black leather details & adjustable gold colored hardware.


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4. Maroon Drop Tassel Earrings

These are our founders go-to when she travels. She rocked these earrings every day on her trip to Cartagena last Spring! She says they make her feel elegant and dress up her almost always (actually 100% of the time) laid back (& of course ethical) style.


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Passport holder? Check. Field notes guide cover? Check. Wallet? Check. Insanely beautiful & soft? Check, check, & check. Traveling abroad or simply across the city, this wallet is everything you could want! It’s the perfect size if you need to keep your passport on hand or to carry your journal to record inspiration that hits you as you go through your day. Slightly rugged, & oh-so-sharp, this wallet compliments you & your lifestyle in every way. And, it's creating jobs for women in Ethiopia! What says 'wanderlust' more than that!?


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This stackable bracelet compliments any outfit! This is one of our favorite photos of one of our favorite customers out on an epic adventure rocking her black and blush stacked bracelet! We take this piece on every trip. This ethical and empowering piece is the best accessory for traveling abroad!

We obviously love to travel, and we hope this list inspired you to pack your bags (with these essentials, of course!), hit the road, and go see far away, off the beaten path, parts of the world! You won't come home the same :) 


I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.
— Henry Rollins

Not in the mood to shop? You can still support our artisans by donating to their education fund!