The big question here is how to travel light and avoid fast fashion?
The fashion industry is one of the major contributors to greenhouse gases that are overheating the planet. Not to talk about the endless piling up in landfill sites, water and air pollution.
It’s our job as consumers to demand the reduction of pollution, longer life for garments and a ban on dumping clothes in the landfill. But harder than that is to change our mindset, become comfortable with simplicity and separate the “want” from the “need” in our life.
Packing Like a Pro and Traveling Light
As an independent traveller, that travels for long periods and moves around quite a lot, the worst thing is to have heavy luggage and bags to carry around. So I had to learn really early how to minimise costs and how to efficiently pack.
To keep in mind when packing:
- Have a good, comfortable and light bag.
- Invest in quality gear.
- Pack the must-haves (everything you absolutely need).
- Multi-purpose everything.
- Pack 1 week’s worth of clothing, focussing in versatility.
Travelling has taught me a lot about minimalism but is not enough being a pro at packing we definitely should buy less, better quality, shop locally, buy second hand, fix and restyle our clothes.
One of the best things I came across lately was convertible travel clothing, I can’t say that there are lots of options to choose from but definitely there are some nice projects out there. I personally tried the Travel Dress from Kameleon rose.
Convertible travel clothing
You can use it as a dress, skirt, pants or even as a blouse.. can you believe it… I didn’t so I had to try myself all 20 outfits. I didn’t like them all, but if find 5 that really fits you, well its already a big win.
But if that wasn’t good enough is made from quick drying, non-creasing, breathable fabric that packs up small (really small) for travel.
I find it quite versatile so it goes always with me, and to tell the truth, you really don’t need that much else 🙂 The dress comes with an attached elastic band so you can roll it and snap the band around it.
The fabric they use is ultra soft, made of sustainable polyester material, ethically produced in Madagascar and Mauritius.
Do you travel light? What are your best packing tips? If you think this travel dress would be a good fit for your packing list you can get a discount with me! Go to the Kameleon Rose website and save 10% by using the code cookthebeans10 when you check out.