Inspired by Executive Editor Amanda's upcoming trip to Haiti with Tribe Alive and Clementine Founder Erin Loechner, and in thinking ahead to all of our holiday travel - we asked the company's Founder (and October Guest Editor, Carly Burson) to share her favorite travel necessities from the Tribe Alive fall line.
Our fall collection honors the sentiment of the season and features eco-friendly, earth minded and ruggedly minimal designs. I love the feel of the natural materials used, the simple yet beautiful design aesthetic in our new jewelry and the fact that each piece breathes life into the artisans who handcrafted them. And if we can help you make holiday travel easier, and a bit more special? Added bonus.
As the holiday travel season quickly approaches, now is the time to ready yourself for whatever excursions you have planned. From easy packing goods to simple special jewelry, here are a few recommendations:
I'm obsessed with our ruggedly cool hand-sewn carryall in genuine vegetable tanned leather. This bag is handcrafted by makers in Haiti, is low-key and laid-back in style with material that lasts forever. I love the way each tote wears in differently, taking on a special character of its own - it is also makes for the perfect small carry on! To Buy: Rivet & Thread Tote ($280)
I'm pretty serious about travel, but even more serious about traveling in style, so I never leave home without my Maya Weekender bag. Whether I'm going away for a few days or a few weeks, somehow this bag is all I ever need. Made of beautiful hand-loomed fabric and genuine leather, it not only provides sustainable employment for women but also helps preserve the art of back-strap weaving in Guatemala. Sustainable and stylish—what else could you possibly need? To Buy: Maya Weekender Bag ($275)
I'm very much a minimalist so it's not often that you'll find me wearing statement jewelry, but this piece is an exception. I love the earth-minded design and that each bead is individually hand rolled from clay by Haitian artisans. It reminds me what our product stands for—every single bead provides meaningful and sustainable opportunity for women in need. To Buy: Terra Cotta Prayer Necklace ($52)
Timeless and made of vegetable-tanned leather, this clutch will become even more beautifully burnished the more you carry it (so you don't have to be careful with this one—it's designed to last). Handmade and eco-friendly, it’s a killer design that doesn't kill the environment. To Buy: Envelope Clutch ($78)
Perfect for those who like to travel light, master the art of mixing with this set of five slender bar studs. Try them in any combination—I promise they all look good. To Buy: Mix & Match Bar Stud Earrings ($28)
p.s. Great news! Tribe Alive is offering Clementine readers 20% off all purchases for the month of October with the code: ClementineTribe at checkout. Enjoy, friends!