Travel is on our minds as the world is opening back up. We have really missed the excitement that comes with exploring a new place. We can’t wait to see beautiful new sights, try delicious cuisines, and meet wonderful people. Of course, it’s not just about the destination; it’s also about the journey and how we prepare for it.
Mastering the skill of packing is a highly satisfying activity. You’ll be thanking yourself when you pack quality pieces that keep you comfortable and stylish throughout your travels. Choosing sustainable options is an excellent way to make sure you pack smart. You can rest assured they’ll stay in great condition throughout your entire vacation. Find out the best sustainable travel wear items below!
Why Do You Need Sustainable Clothing For Travel?
Sustainable clothing is beneficial for all aspects of our lives, but it’s especially useful for travel. Whether you’re going for a short city break or are setting out on an extended regional tour, the last thing you want is for your clothes to tear or fall apart. Sustainable clothing is generally made with high quality materials that can stand the test of time. These are timeless pieces that work for a wide variety of occasions. The key to a smart travel wardrobe is choosing pieces that are practical, stylish, and versatile. Sustainable clothing ticks all of these boxes.
Our Favorite Sustainable Travel Wear Items
No wardrobe is complete without a solid collection of basic t-shirts. Ultra fine worsted cashmere gives the humble t-shirt a luxurious makeover. It’s one of the finest types of cashmere available, with a smooth and silky texture that feels amazing against the skin. Our classic worsted cashmere tee can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion.
A lightweight sweater will be your favorite travel companion for any destination. Our fitted cashmere sweater won’t take up much space in your luggage, but will provide plenty of warmth in unpredictable climates.
A cashmere scarf is a must-have for any traveler. It’s a comforting item that will keep you cozy for the entire duration of your journey. You can use it as a makeshift blanket on the plane; it’s guaranteed to feel nicer than those questionable airline blankets. Once you land it will be the perfect accessory to combat the cool evening breeze.
Athleisure and traveling go hand in hand. Whether you’re driving, flying, or taking a train, you’ll want to be wearing something soft and comfortable. Choose a classic cashmere hoodie to truly travel in style.
Buy Less, Buy Better
Shopping wisely is a big part of sustainable fashion. It’s great to choose garments that have been ethically produced with natural materials, but overconsumption defeats the purpose of these sustainable practices. The phrase ‘quality over quantity’ comes to mind. Before purchasing an item, ask yourself a few questions:
- Do I need this item?
- How many ways can I wear this item?
- Is it a high quality item that’s truly made to last?
At Bellemere, we’re passionate about our products and want to educate our customers so they can make a well-informed decision prior to purchasing. We believe that the key to shopping sustainably is choosing a few high quality pieces that you’ll enjoy wearing for years to come. We encourage our customers to take their time and complete their purchase with knowledge. Our goal is to minimize the unsustainable ‘buy it-return it’ culture. That’s why we love travel-friendly clothing. You could consider them the most popular garments in your wardrobe, as they’re the ones you’d take to the ends of the earth.
Why Should You Invest In A Cashmere Item?
Cashmere is rightly synonymous with luxury for its ultra soft handfeel and sophisticated appearance. It’s true that cashmere is one of the world’s most beautiful fabrics, but many people underestimate its practicality. Cashmere is a high quality and durable natural fabric that keeps wearers warm in absolute comfort. Its texture is soft and smooth against the skin, making it a perfect solution for people that find heavier wools itchy and irritating. Despite its lightweight nature, cashmere provides an incredible level of warmth.
The Cashmere Blend Advantage
Mixing cashmere with other fabrics, like wool or cotton, gives garments the best of both worlds. Blends offer the benefits of all the combined fabrics. Bellemere garments are available in two luxurious cashmere blends.
Cashmere Wool Blend
Designed with a unique weave, the cashmere wool blend provides exceptional warmth and comfort. Wool makes the fabric extra durable and resistant to wrinkles, while cashmere gives a soft and lightweight feeling. The cashmere wool blend is an excellent choice for colder climates. It’s thicker than conventional or worsted cashmere, it regulates the body temperature well, and it’s more resistant to pilling. A cashmere wool blend garment will keep you cozy on even the coldest of days.
This one-of-a-kind blend combines the strength and breathability of cotton with the softness of cashmere. It’s a lightweight fabric that’s ideal for the unpredictable weather you so often encounter when traveling. If you’re going to a destination that requires packing for every type of weather, a cashmere cotton blend will be your best friend.
How To Find High Quality Cashmere Items
Although it’s a luxury fabric, not all cashmere is created equally. Cashmere comes in three quality grades that are determined by its density, a unit of measurement called a micron. At Bellemere we only use the two highest levels, grade A and grade B cashmere. We also measure the quality of our fabrics by ensuring they are created with the perfect ply and gauge.
- A ply is the number of yarns that are twisted together to create a single thread.
- A gauge is the number of stitches a garment has per inch.
These factors are especially important when purchasing cashmere. The right ply will determine the quality and longevity of the product. The gauge will create the perfect texture. The higher the gauge is, the tighter the garment will be knit. This results in a warmer and more durable product. A lower gauge count will be more lightweight and breathable. Bellemere’s cashmere pieces typically come in 12 gauge, but ultra fine worsted cashmere can go up to 16 gauge.
The Bellemere Guarantee
Bellemere’s goal is to provide outstanding quality without sacrificing ethical standards. We strive to create timeless garments that will be loved for a long time. Bellemere only uses premium quality hand-loomed cashmere that is always comfortable and won’t irritate your skin.
We also believe that style should not negatively impact the planet. We only work with suppliers who are as passionate about quality cashmere as we are. All of our suppliers undergo rigorous quality controls and have received certifications that ensure their dedication to sustainability and transparency.
Shop our cashmere collection for your next vacation here!