If you’ve ever lived out of a suitcase before, you know their value. In a strange way, they become an extension of who you are. Your own mini-traveling home.
Your belongings, how much you are willing to travel with and what you acquire along the way can be a delightful insight into what makes you, you. Take a peek in mine at any given time and you’ll find I have a penchant for vintage fashion and a love of Ole Henriksen products.
Suitcases make you realize how little you actually need to survive. What is essential in a household, is cumbersome on the road.
This sparked the idea for the Green Suitcase. I’ve recently become a sustainability freak and while I’m still slowly making personal changes toward a more sustainable lifestyle (composting is tough y’all!); I’m really interested in how to make travel a more viable and eco-friendly option.
Beyond the major Eco-resorts in rural areas, there’s not a whole lot of comprehensive eco-travel. My vision for the Green Suitcase is to take eco-travel to the next level by providing information about sustainability in major cities and destinations. You can travel most places in a sustainable way if you know the how and why!
Let’s start with San Fransisco for example. The city is super eco-friendly! From hotels and dining to shopping and establishments that are all about leaving a smaller carbon footprint.
There’s quite a bit of debate whether or not sustainability is even possible given our climate change and the damage we’ve already done. Damage or no, we still have a responsibility to show up for others and our planet. Even if it’s a small impact.
Back to the suitcase. Travel is a magical experience. It opens up so many possibilities inside oneself. It’s like you have all of these hidden corridors inside your mind and heart and each place you visit is a key to opening up one of those things. A suitcase in many ways is a place that holds all of those unlocked experiences in one place for you. That swatch of fabric you picked up, the Daruma doll are all kept in a sacred space known as the suitcase.
Why not make your suitcase whimsical and sustainable! After all, it’s your companion on the road and can be a symbol of your values. Most likely you value traveling!
Grab your bag and follow us on this journey to save the planet in style!