If you, like many consumers, are making an effort to support black-owned small businesses, make sure to buy your travel accessories from a black-owned business.
There are plenty of travel must-haves to stock up on before your summer vacation, from sunscreen to swimsuits to face masks. Choosing to buy these and other travel essentials from black-owned businesses strengthens local black economies, helps shrink the racial wage gap, fosters job creation for black people, and holds larger companies accountable to diverse representation.
Since home exchangers love to travel responsibly, we put together some of our favorite travel accessories from black-owned companies. Looking for luggage from black-owned businesses? Check out our list here. These travel necessities are stylish and well-made, ideal for your next vacation.
Jade Swim makes swimsuits that are simple, but more than basic. The eco-friendly swimwear brand uses sustainable fabrics, conscious production, and biodegradable packaging to create these innovative and unique designs. They are designed with multifunctional versatility in mind and ideal for wherever the summer takes you. Buy it here.
What more versatile footwear is there to stow in your carryon than a nude flat shoe? If you're short on packing space, this comfortable shoe will become your vacation go-to for any occasion. It even comes in five shades of nude so you can find one that's closest to your skin tone! Buy them here.
Whether you're traveling by plane or stopping at a gas station bathroom, hand sanitizer is a travel essential. PiperWai's hand sanitizer gel is moisturizing, vegan, and won't dry out your hands. It's a must-have for your purse or carryon to make sure you stay healthy during your travels. Buy it here.
If you're someone who always gets cold during a long flight, this cozy, convenient travel blanket will be your best friend. It transitions seamlessly from a stylish scarf to a snuggly blanket and is compact and lightweight, so you can stow it away for all your travels. Buy it here.
For post-pandemic travels, a face mask is a must. Most airlines require a face mask to be worn during the flight, so why not wear one that shows off your style? This vibrant mask is hand-designed, made from organic fabrics and eco-friendly dyes, and includes a built-in filter. Buy it here.
If you check your bags frequently and don't have a luggage tag you love, now is the time to get one. This cute tag allows for easy identification of your bag in baggage claim and includes a compartment to slip in your contact information in case your luggage is lost. Buy it here.
Nothing's worse than having to figure out where to stow your wet bathing suit. This stylish wet bathing suit bag is the perfect solution! You can use it to stash your toiletries, or as a pool companion so your wet bathing suit doesn't make all your belongings damp. The water-resistant interior lining will have you covered! Buy it here.
Treat yourself to a luxurious piece of luggage with this handcrafted, vegan-velour set. The bags are made of super soft material and include eco-styled removable straps and top handles. The extra-roomy compartments are lined with durable satin that's easy to clean. Carryon luggage never looked so good! Buy it here.
No matter where you travel this summer, bringing along sunscreen is absolutely essential. This mineral tinted sunscreen is a makeup primer and color corrector in one. It was formulated to cover a range of skin tones without leaving behind a white residue. This face sunscreen also minimizes pores and moisturizes skin, and even better it's not animal tested and is reef safe. Buy it here.
Don't risk your laptop's safety when you travel this summer. If you're traveling with a laptop (and who isn't these days?), make sure to use a protective case to keep it from being damaged. Blended Designs offers a variety of bright, one-of-a-kind laptop sleeves to choose from. They're lightweight, resistant to water, oil, and heat, and have a faux fur interior lining. Buy them here.