Welcome to Eko Traveler!
Our store opened in 2017 with one mission – to make the earth cool again by making travel more sustainable.
That’s why everything we sell is sustainable, recyclable, and/or reusable.
The idea started about five years ago. A group of friends were traveling in Vietnam. We noticed that everywhere we went, we left a lot of trash behind. Bags of plastic flatware, paper plates coated with plastic, even coffee cups that were full of plastics.
We thought, “There has to be a way to see the world without destroying it.”
While there’s not much we can do about airplane exhaust or the vehicles we ride in, we can make sure that everything we can decide to use is as green as possible.
“We decide what to carry simply by how long it will last and what will happen to it when we’re done with it,” Lucas, founder of Eko Traveler said. “We choose items that will either last a very long time or will biodegrade quickly.”
Every day, the team at Eko Traveler looks for new items that we can use and reuse to make travel better for the earth.
And you’d be amazed the impact of your decisions can have.
“I took out my reusable flatware in the middle of a park in Chile,” said Karen Masterson, an avid Eko traveler. “I had at least three people ask me where I got it, how I take care of it, and how they could get some. Most travelers want to leave things better than they found them. Eko Traveler makes that really easy!”
The goal is to eliminate single use plastics and replace them with sustainable, earth-friendly items that are just as convenient. We scour the earth looking for those answers and bring them to our customers. We also make sure that everything we sell is easy to clean, easy to pack, and will last for years.
Thank you for being a part of the Eko Traveler family and helping us be the change we all want to see in the world.