Weekend Bag: Spanish Natural Minimalism

When packing for a weekend at Hotel Aire de Bardenas in the North of Spain, take inspiration from the natural surroundings and modern decor.

Let that special sense of Spanish minimalism guide you and fill your bag with savvy eco-duds from Spanish designers like Adolfo Dominguez, EcoAlf and Skunkfunk.

Adolfo Dominguez Waistcoat
This cool vest, from Spanish designer Adolfo Dominguez’ “Green Me” collection is a sure way to add some edge to a simple outfit. If you want to go all in, get the matching skirt and you’ll have a modern take on a suit.
On sale for approx. $78, Adolfo Dominguez

Begona Rentero Earrings Aspen, Moka
Spanish artist Begona Rentero makes eco-friendly jewelry inspired by flora and sea fauna. She makes her own papers from silk, cotton and other fibers, hardening them through a special process and dyeing them with natural dyes so that they can be worn for everyday use.
$48, The Island Gallery

LBD by Skunkfunk
This black dress by humorously-named sustainable Spanish brand Skunkfunk is a great travel companion, thanks to a comfy fabric made from 95% bamboo and 5% spandex. The buttons down the front are a fun detail that adds a lot of personality to the dress.
On sale for $97, Skunkfunk

Park Avenue Shopping Bag by EcoAlf
This large tote bag has two front pockets and two vertical pockets with silver-coloured zippers and gold-coloured pullers plus three interior pockets in different sizes – lots of room for your things, in other words. It’s made of nylon recycled from discarded fishing nets.
Approx. $260, EcoAlf

Duna Boots by El Naturalista
Spanish eco-brand Naturalista is known for their irreverent takes on classic shoes with natural rubber soles. These black Duna boots are the perfect balance of minimal and eclectic.
Approx. $215, El Naturalista


Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.