Are you lucky enough to be hitting the road sometime soon? If you are fortunate enough to be taking a trip (or even if you’d rather staycation), we have suggestions for packing a polished, comfortable, and sustainable travel wardrobe.  

Why choose natural fiber clothing for travel? 

At first blush, hemp, linen, and other natural fibers might not seem the best travel companions. Wrinkles and all, you say? Really, truly, not an issue. I swear. Read on.
Natural fibers are easy to care for and can be washed anywhere. They breathe beautifully; either wicking moisture to keep you cool or insulating if layered. They are lightweight, easy to pack, and play well with your other pieces. 

When it comes to traveling, comfort is key. Natural fiber clothing offers unparalleled comfort due to its breathability and ability to regulate body temperature. Whether you're exploring a bustling city or lounging on a tropical beach, natural fibers will keep you feeling fresh and comfortable throughout the day. Synthetic alternatives such as polyester might seem like a good choice but in truth encourage sweating and body odor. 

In addition to comfort, sustainability is another crucial aspect of choosing natural fiber clothing for your travels. By opting for garments made from organic cotton, hemp, or linen, you are making a conscious choice to support more eco-friendly practices.  

Packing and care tips

To ensure your natural fiber clothing stays in great shape throughout your journey, try these simple tips: 

  • Roll your clothing when packing, to minimize wrinkles. After a quick hang in the bathroom while you take a hot shower, they are only a memory, like the security line at the airport 
  • In case of spills or stains, dab some liquid soap on the affected area, let it rest, and then wash in the sink in cold water and hang to dry. 
  • When deciding what to pack, think versatility! Pieces that can do double or triple duty are the stars of any travel wardrobe. Whether you are traveling somewhere warm, cool, or between (and to be honest, it is often all three), layering is key. 

Sustainable traveling practices to consider

  • Pack light: Minimize your carbon footprint by packing only what you need. Opt for a capsule wardrobe with versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched.
  • Support local artisans: Instead of purchasing mass-produced clothing, search out local artisans who create garments using traditional techniques and sustainable materials.
  • Embrace slow fashion: Invest in high-quality natural fiber clothing that will last for years to come. Avoid trends and opt for timeless pieces that can be worn season after season. Pairing timeless basics with artisan goodies discovered while traveling is the best of both worlds.
  • Wash consciously: When laundering your natural fiber clothing, choose eco-friendly detergents, wash only when needed, and use cold water to conserve energy.

 Anna's travel favorites

My personal Goddess Gear travel favorites, these three accompany me on any trip I take, no matter the season or destination:

First up, a basic but indispensable tank –  Perfect for beach days, sunny weather shopping, or casual dining. Pair it with a cute wrap or jacket and you are set for the evening. An ideal base layer for a chilly plane ride or cooler climes.

Next, a versatile pant – our flat front crop pants are truly a workhorse on the road. Perfect for a walk on the beach, a business meeting, or dressed up to hit the town. They are comfortable chameleons and I never leave home without mine.

Our natural linen overalls, These are my travel day uniform, the ultimate comfort wear. I can nap on the plane and wake up ready to roll, no matter what’s next. They become beachwear with a tank and sandals, or fun city wear with flats and a cute top.

Whatever your destination, I wish you happy traveling!!!

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