Our mission

to make travel better for you and for the environment

We aim to redefine the travel experience by providing innovative, eco-friendly travel gear that enhances your adventures while minimizing the environmental impact.

the problem

majority of plastic waste does not get reused or recycled

We all know it. Plastic is cheap, versatile and strong, and so we see this material everywhere. But do you know that 50% of plastic is single-use? This includes plastic bottles, plastic grocery bags and plastic packaging. These plastics are only used once before they are discarded. And where do they go? They pollute nature.

400M T

The amount of plastic waste we produce every year


Only this out of 7 billion tonnes of plastic waste has so far been recycled


The amount of years it takes for plastic to degrade

The good thing is, it’s not too late

we can all do something about it

Collectively, if we make smart and sustainable choices, we can all help our environment recover.

what we’re doing

we make it our mission to support

sustainable travel

Since 2018, we’ve been transforming recycled plastic bottles into eco-friendly travel gear. We firmly believe that travel equipment can be both sustainable and responsibly produced.

Our commitment extends beyond sustainability alone. We are dedicated to creating products that are multi-functional and practical, catering to the diverse needs of all travelers. By choosing our sustainable gear, you not only contribute to a cleaner planet but also equip yourself with reliable and versatile travel essentials.

we seek to provide solutions

travel dude is created with you and the environment in mind

Our team is dedicated to developing innovative and sustainable travel products that address the unique challenges faced by travelers today. From reducing single-use plastics to incorporating eco-friendly materials, every aspect of our brand is driven by a deep commitment to your travel experience and the well-being of our planet. We continuously strive to improve and evolve, embracing new technologies and practices that promote responsible and ethical travel.

With Travel Dude, you can embark on your journeys with confidence, knowing that you are part of a global movement towards a more sustainable and responsible way of exploring the world.

Let’s make a positive impact together, one adventure at a time.

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our recycling process

how we turn plastic bottles into travel gear

At Travel Dude, we collect and bundle used plastic bottles, which are then shredded into flakes. After thorough washing and drying, these flakes are melted and spun into thin yarn fibers. We weave these fibers into a robust fabric material, creating our sustainable travel gear. By repurposing plastic bottles, we contribute to the circular economy and offer eco-friendly products that protect the environment.

the amount of plastic bottles in each set

Packing Cubes

set of 7

14 recycled plastic bottles

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Packing Cubes

set of 4

8 recycled plastic bottles

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Shoe Bags

set of 2

14 recycled plastic bottles

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our facility – why china?

china contributes the highest share of mismanaged plastic

China contributes the highest share of mismanaged plastic with around 28% of the global total – this is the plastic that ends up in rivers and oceans.

A major part of plastic waste gets into our oceans from the mainland. Worldwide there are 10 big rivers that are responsible for about 80 % of the plastic in our oceans. 8 of these rivers are located in Asia and 4 alone are in China.

they also have the technology and the experience

With multiple centuries of experience making them the leading textile manufacturer, we rely on China’s expertise to produce the innovative travel gear we design in Germany.

Our team in China are friends and colleagues we respect, trust, and closely work together with. We constantly collaborate ideas with our sales director, Elvis, who doesn’t just get the job done, but is someone who also thinks with us – what would be better for Travel Dude.

As of August 2023

We've been able to recycle

1495659 Plastic Bottles

For this, we thank you for your amazing support. Together, let's continue to save our seas and our earth by traveling sustainably.

Learn how we turn plastic into travel gear
sustainable shipping

choosing cargo vs. air

To reduce our environmental impact, we transport products from the manufacturer to our warehouse by cargo shipping instead of air. While cargo shipping has its own environmental concerns, it’s currently our best and most sustainable choice. This decision significantly lowers our carbon footprint and supports our mission to make travel greener. We’re dedicated to finding even more sustainable shipping solutions as part of our ongoing commitment to eco-friendly practices.

eco-friendly packaging


Your order will be delivered in packaging that is free from plastic, aligning with our commitment to sustainability. We strongly encourage you to recycle the packaging to further minimize waste.

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A Commitment to Sustainable Shipping

Partnering with
dhl gogreen

We proudly partner with DHL’s GoGreen program, reflecting our strong commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable growth for our customers. GoGreen’s primary goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants, making a significant impact on our planet.

Through our collaboration with DHL GoGreen, we actively reduce our carbon footprint and offer you eco-conscious shipping solutions.

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Packing Cubes

These sustainable packing cubes are made out of recycled plastic bottles. By purchasing our products, you are helping us free the environment from plastic waste.

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