Oceans Day
How to Travel Sustainably
How to Travel Sustainably
Slow travelling
Slow travelling

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” Anita Desai

Traveling can become another opportunity to live our lives in a more conscious and respectful way with both the environment and the people around us. Here are some ideas to minimize your impact when you travel, this way, we can all preserve these wonderful places so that future generations can also enjoy them

Why not take your good habits with you? 

Traveling doesn't have to be an excuse to put aside all those excellent sustainable habits we've learned over time. You can always try to recycle and, if possible, avoid consuming unnecessary energy and resources when staying at a hotel, just as you would at home. Taking a reusable water bottle with you, for example, is a great way to make a significant contribution to reducing plastic waste in general.  

Did you know that so-called sustainable hotels already exist? The Green Key certification is a reward for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility within the tourism industry and represents the commitment of companies to sustainability. More than 3,600 hotels in over 60 countries have this certification.  

Leave no footprint

There is so much harm we can do to the environment if we are not respectful. It is really important not to change or alter the ecosystems we visit. 

Did you know that in a study over 30 years in the making, researchers have found that removing shells from beaches could damage ecosystems and endanger organisms that depend on shells for their survival? Taking home a handful of sand, shells or flowers may not be the best idea. Or if you're going to swim at a beach or lake, it's always a good idea to use one of those eco-friendly sunscreens. 

Sustainable Travelling
Slow Travelling

The problem with planes

It is no secret that airplanes are highly polluting. It is the means of transport that emits the most CO2 emissions into the environment, accounting for up to 40% of the world's carbon footprint. At ALTER MADE we are well aware of this, which is why all our orders are delivered by ground. You can learn more about our eco-responsible shipping here. The good news is however, that little by little, airlines are incorporating initiatives to reduce their emissions.  

Why not stay local? 

There are many great destinations close to home that will offer you an incredible experience you will never forget. This way, you can also save fuel and promote your local economy.

Avoiding the use of private transportation

There are many ways to get around once you have reached your destination. You can use public transport, get around by bike or, even better, walk! It's free and you very well might discover dozens of beautiful secret spots in a healthy way. 

Travelling = learning

Your travel experience can begin long before you walk out the door to start your trip. Before visiting a new destination, it is always good to read a bit about its culture, history, religion, or customs. It's also a great idea to learn a few phrases in the local language. All this will make your trip even more immersive and enriching.

Practice slow travelling

Traveling slowly means choosing quality over quantity and learning to enjoy the moment. Instead of trying to visit as many destinations as possible in a short time, you could, for example, pick one or two places and take your time to explore the surroundings to really connect with the community’s lifestyle. It's about blending in with your surroundings and allowing yourself to enjoy these little things in life without feeling like there is a goal to reach.

Pack light

Do you sometimes buy clothes exclusively for a trip? It´s not always easy to resist that temptation! It is much more sustainable to use the garments that you already wear in your daily life, that you know and feel comfortable with. Our new garments designed for summer are comfortable, versatile and lightweight, perfect for everyday wear or for you to enjoy on your holidays.  

See our Summer Collection

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