Travelling is about experiencing cultures, food, and places completely different from home. In today’s world, it is more important than ever to travel sustainably and mindfully. There are now so many ethical and sustainable travel essentials. However, one thing that seems to be overlooked is the luggage we use.
Introducing Monos, a sustainable and stylish luggage collection that makes it easier to travel sustainably whilst never compromising on style or function!
This article was sponsored by Monos luggage. As always, all opinions expressed are our own and reflect our experience using these products. See disclosures.
The name Monos takes inspiration from the Japanese concept ‘mono no aware’. This name translates to ‘the awareness of fleeting moments, which at its core is the whole concept of why we love to travel so much. To cherish the moments we will never live twice.
At the heart of Monos brand there are four main elements that are woven into the products.
Firstly, they believe that less is more when it comes to designing premium luggage and produce timeless classics that stand the text of time; that every part and material used is should be of the highest quality; that their product should be accessibly priced and make high end luxury affordable and finally people before profits, valuing connections made on their own travels, collaborations and with factories partnerships.
Why We Love This Brand
Monos captures everything we love about a travel brand. Created by travellers for travellers, Monos is a luggage company that produces simple, timeless and streamlined luggage that will last a lifetime.
For this brand, respect for the environment is at its core. Monos is the first-ever luggage brand to be Climate Neutral Certified. This commitment means Monos measures and reduces carbon emissions in every aspect of their business.
One percent of all profits go straight to non-profits dedicated to preserving mother nature. Monos is also committed to 1% for the planet. We believe it is important to support brands that focus on protecting our most important asset, Mother Earth.
Here at We Are Travel Girls, we share the same approach at the heart of Monos’ brand. Monos’ less but better philosophy is focused on the relationship between good design and environmental impact. Every time you step on a plane with a Monos by your side, you can travel knowing your luggage is safe and stylish.
Beyond their industry-leading environmental initiatives, this company stands behind their products wholeheartedly. With a lifetime warranty and rigorous product testing, the quality of their luggage is undeniable.
Features Of Monos Luggage
The Carry On Case
It took us a long time to find the perfect carry on case. But finally, this is it!
From the first glance, you can see the thought and consideration that has gone into this beautiful bag. It is the simple features that make this suitcase stand out from the rest.
With user experience at the forefront of Monos design process, the smooth wheels and ergonomic handle, the zipper that can be locked in place with a code and dimensions that can fit on every overhead compartment on any flight, make this carry on simply a pleasure to use.
Plus when you are not using it, the carry on can be easily nested inside the Check-In size luggage.
Whilst the exterior of the carry on bag is typically Monos, sleek and timeless, it’s the inside of the bag that is the real show stopper. One side has a zipped panel perfect for bulky items, and the other side has its own compression pad.
No more panicking when you suddenly realise your suitcase is full and you still have a pile of clothes to pack!
The Check-In Luggage
For Check-In, Monos offers two different sizes of luggage, the Check-In Medium and the Check-In Large. I personally like to bring a few clothing options on vacation with me, but often find that luggage is too big and everything moves around, so the medium size case is perfect for me!
As with the Carry-On cases, the Check-In bags feature a high-grade aluminum handle, TSA approved lock and silent run wheels. And again it is the interior of the bag, that sets Monos apart.
The interior is thoughtfully designed with a zipped panel on one half and compression straps and a cover panel on the other side – something I have not seen on any other cases I have used.
All of Monos’ bags are made with polycarbonate, an aerospace-grade material that is lightweight and close to indestructible. This material is more rigid than the average plastic most luggage is made from. This luggage won’t break under pressure!
Monos Packing Cubes
Jumping from location to location is so much fun, but living out of your suitcase can be difficult. If there is one essential, this is it!
As girls who love to travel, we cannot step onto a plane without our packing cubes. Monos packing cubes make messy suitcases a distant memory, and they are one of our most loved travel necessities.
What makes Monos packing cubes different?
The snag-free zips and robust material make these packing cubes stand out from the rest. One of the absolute best qualities of these packing cubes is their ability to compress clothes.
Monos Luggage Cover
Other Accessories From Monos
In addition to he packing cubes and luggage covers, Monos also has the Kiyo UVC bottle, a sustainable and simple way to access clean, purified drinking water. With a simple swipe of a finger, Kiyo’s UVC technology will purify the water, eradicating up to 99.99% of bacteria.
And purifying things is important to you, you will also love the CleanPod UVC Sterilizer that protects against invisible germs!
Why Is Good Quality Luggage So Important?
When preparing for a trip, it is so easy to get caught up with what’s in your bag, and the bag itself can be overlooked. We have all been there when we are rushing through the airport with a wonky wheel, or we are greeted by a damaged suitcase approaching you on the conveyor belt in baggage claim.
These experiences are easily avoidable with high-quality luggage. We stand behind Monos as their lifetime warranty ensures you have beautiful high quality luggage that lasts a lifetime!
Travelling mindfully should go so much further than what’s in your bag, but the bag and luggage case itself! Just like ethical explorers, this brand’s goal is to all tread lightly on this planet, leaving only footprints and luggage wheel tracks.
If you have any questions about Monos luggage please leave these in the comments below!
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