By: Maggie Peikon
Keep the earth clean and get a sweet pair of upcycled sandals? Yaaaaas. Indosole creates flip flops, sneakers, and flats out of discarded tires, keeping them out of landfills. They're also handmade, and 100% vegan.
The ultimate trifecta: comfortable, 100% organic cotton, and, travel-ready. No beach trip is complete without a pair of Buddha Pants!
Made in Thailand, these beach-ready kimonos and breezy, colorful, and support the safety and well-being of elephants. Each purchase makes a donation to the International Elephant Foundation.
Handmade in Bali from natural fibers (this tote is made from lontar leaf), the Seaside tote is perfect for, well, the seaside. Your purchase supports Balinese artisans.
Perfect for the 'Earth Enthusiast'. This canvas tote makes for a perfect beach bag and a reusable shopping bag, too. Easy on the wallet, this bag is just $25 and, according to FEED, “provides 10 school meals for children around the world.” Win, win.
No more plastic bags! The 'Explore' clutch is perfect for your wet bathing suit—it has a lining that's waterproof! Your purchase also supports artisans in Costa Rica, and it's handmade. Pura Vida!
Eco-friendly and charitable, SOLO sunglasses are crafted out of bamboo and recycled materials. Each pair sold also provides eye care to those in need. This company donates 10% of its profits, and according to SOLO, “SOLO Eyewear has restored vision for 13,000+ people in need through the funding of eye exams, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries.”
Nothing says eco-friendly like a reusable, non-plastic, BPA free water bottle! Miir donates 5% of their revenue to clean water initiatives, and various education and giving projects. Added bonus: you can actually track your impact!
If you love the ocean and it's inhabitants, a Sand Cloud beach towel is a beach day must have. Ten percent of every purchase will be donated to the conservation and protection of marine life.
Beauty on the Beach
Keep your skin and hair hydrated and smelling good with coconut oil. It's in travel-friendly packaging (it's TSA approved!), it's fair trade, organic, and, thanks to the company's partnership with Feeding America Food Banks, each purchase gives a child a meal.
Protect your skin with this super clean, ocean-safe sunscreen! Raw Elements sunscreen is eco-friendly, non-GMO certified, hypoallergenic, all-natural, organic, and cruelty free.