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Packing cubes are a game changer for any traveller as it takes away the hassle of trying to neatly fold and fit everything into a suitcase or sustainable backpack and remembering where you packed everything. You can place small accessories and items like battery charges, power cords, undies and socks into a packing cube and this will stop it from moving about– saving you time from having to fish it out. Packing cubes are versatile too and can be used as a toiletries or cosmetics bag and laundry bag, separating your clean clothing from your dirty ones.
So if you’re planning a weekend getaway or just taking a work trip, make sure to simplify your travel packing with these ethical and eco-friendly packing cubes:
WAYKS Compression Cubes
Berlin-based sustainable travel brand WAYKS manufactures a minimalist range of modular travel and outdoor gear for the conscious traveller. Its extremely lightweight Compression Packing Cubes are made from recycled recycled PET and the product is made in a Fair Wear Foundation recognised factory in Vietnam.
Price €20.00. Available on grey only. Buy it here.
Kathmandu Anti Odour Packing Cube
Outdoor apparel brand and certified B Corporation Kathmandu has a range of eco-friendly packing cubes feature an innovative fabric odour neutralising technology so you can pack dirty garments without it impacting your entire luggage bag. The packing cells are made from REPREVE, a polyester created from recycled plastic bottles (the cube is made two recycled bottles). Available in a variety of sizes.
Price range $14.99 to $35.99. Available in black, grey and red colours. Purchase here.
Northern Olive Travel Packing Cubes Set
If you prefer packing cubes made from biodegradable natural fibres, Australian owned brand Northern Olive’s organic cotton travel packing cubes is the product for you. It comes in a set of four cubes ideal for segmenting your clothing, intimates, devices and other belongings. The Australian brand’s packing cubes are minimalist in design and washable and at the end of its life, can be composted (after zips are removed). For every purchase a donation is made to One Tree Planted to support reforestation.
Price A$145.00. Available in neutral colour only. Purchase here.
Patagonia Black Hole Packing Cubes
The world’s pioneer sustainable outdoor apparel brand Patagonia have clamshell style packing cubes with zippered mesh dividers. Made with 100% recycled fabric, lining and webbing, it comes in three different sizes, small (3L), medium (6L) and large (10L) and available in a variety of colours including black and classic navy.
Price range $29 to $49. Purchase here.
Millican Mavericks Packing Cubes Set
Step up your packing game with the Millican Mavericks Packing Cubes Set which comes in a set of three packing cubes and will allow you to keep your bags super organised. You can allocate one cube for electronics, another for your clothing and undergarment and the remaining one for laundry – but of course it’s up to you how you want to pack. These cubes are made from 100% recycled polyester and are responsibly made in Vietnam.
Price for the packing cubes set A$?110. A single 9L packing cube is priced at A$40. Purchase here.
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