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Essentials of the Promadic Traveler

Conscious Future, Guide

Images Matthias Weingärtner for Design Hotels Date 09 December 2020

From tech devices to apparel, luggage to accessories, these sustainable, future-forward travel essentials are tailor-made for the emerging demographic of progressive, purpose-driven nomads.


Recycled Carry-On 

A Germany-based start-up launched through crowdfunding, Phoenx set out to create a “truly sustainable carry-on for the modern conscious traveler.” Made from 99.3 percent recycled and regenerated materials (mostly polycarbonate), the modular design features a wide aluminum handle, 360-degree wheels, and a detachable ultra-thin backpack.

All-Natural Shampoo Bar

Not only does a shampoo bar help you break the single-use-plastic cycle, but this one by Your Loving Nature is handmade without the use of chemical additives, instead containing natural ingredients like fresh herbs, sea salt, honey, blue-green algae, biochar, pure vegetable fats, and natural waxes and oils that nourish and moisturize the scalp.

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Shampoo bar Sustainable, effective and minimalist

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Kishu Binchotan Handcrafted charcoal from Japan

Charcoal for Water Purification

Prized for its natural purification properties, charcoal has been used in Japan to naturally purify water and air for centuries. This stick of handcrafted Japanese Kishu Binchotan charcoal from Sort of Coal can be used to turn ordinary tap water into great-tasting filtered mineral water.

Portable Solar Power Charger

Super lightweight, compact, and rugged, the Anker PowerPort Solar 21W provides free limitless energy courtesy of the almighty sun. Simply spread out the solar panels or attach to your pack to begin recharging your gadgets.

Wearable Technology

La Roche Posay My Skin Track UV and companion app measures your exposure to various environmental aggressors, including UV, air pollution, pollen, and humidity, and provides personalized advice and product recommendations.

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Wearable technology My Skin Track UV

005 Travel Gift Guide Anker Power Port

Portable solar power charger Lightweight, compact and durable

006 Travel Gift Guide Silent Pocket Clutch

Caryall clutch Keeps passport, credit cards and chipped items secure

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Zero-waste kit Everything you need to travel sustainably

Zero-Waste Travel Kit

Say goodbye forever to plastic travel containers with a zero-waste kit, including silicon or aluminum cosmetic containers, a recyclable bamboo toothbrush, a stainless-steel straw, and a reusable metal shaving razor. Buy a complete kit from a zero-waste brand, like Package Free, or build one yourself from an eco-friendly store near you.

A Faraday cage

The Silent Pocket Carryall clutch in top-grain, water-resistant black leather has an internal compartment to shield Radio-Frequency Identification and Near-Field Communication (used by Apple Pay and Google Wallet), protecting sensitive information about you and your family from hackers and cyber attacks.

Breathable waterproof fabric

Made in collaboration with Icelandic technical outerwear brand 66° North, the North Flot Jacket by Ganni with detachable buckle belt, reflective strips, and orange reflective toggles references 66° North’s fisherman heritage and is constructed out of Polartec® NeoShell®, considered the world’s most breathable waterproof fabric.

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Revolutionary Polartec® NeoShell® A waterproof and highly breathable fabric

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