Ethical Beach Bag Essentials

Ethical Beach Bag Essentials

Wherever you are in the world, whether you’re planning a staycation for Christmas break or it’s summertime in your region, it’s always a good time to start building an ethical beach bag. 

At Bromelia, we place high value on ethical production and business. When it comes to our top beach bag essentials, we made sure to only include the highest quality products from companies that share similar values as us!


First and foremost, never forget to apply a thick layer of sunscreen. Whether you’re lying out under the beaming sun or its overcast and cloudy, sunscreen should always be a beach bag essential. Protect your skin from sun damage with the Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen [SPF 30]. 

Before applying anything to your skin, it’s important to look at the ingredient list to avoid any irritants. Juice Beauty only uses natural, skin-friendly ingredients that aren’t threatening to your body. 

Beyond that, this sunscreen is vegan, organic, sustainable, and ethically sourced, making it the perfect addition to your beach bag or even your daily makeup routine!


If you’re anything like us, we’re always on the hunt for the perfect beach towel. One that’s long in length, made from an ultra-soft material, and of course, ethically sourced! 

Sand Cloud Towels check off all the boxes, and best of all, a portion of all profits goes towards marine conservation.

Sand Cloud Towels range in size and design, but most of their collection is made from 100% Turkish organic cotton for a softer feel than traditional terry cloth. As beach enthusiasts ourselves, any company with the sole mission to protect the ocean and marine life certainly deserves a spot in our beach bag!


Every well-equipped beach bag has to have a good pair of sandals! Most sandals stay inside the bag the majority of the time spent in the sand, but Sseko Designs makes Fair Trade, high-quality sandals that you’ll probably want to show off.

Their brand mission is to employ, empower, and provide education to women in Uganda while breaking the poverty cycle in East Africa. With such a minimal style, their sandals are versatile enough to be paired with just about any swimsuit or sundress!


In addition to your sunscreen, a sun hat is another way to protect your face from sun rays while adding a little something to compliment your outfit. For the most ethical choice, we recommend the G.Viteri Panama Hat. Since the brand also values minimal designs, you can wear this hat to the beach, out shopping, or even to lunch. 

All G. Viteri products are made from locally sourced materials and hand-made in Ecuador by local artisans, which gives us more reason to make one of their hats a beach and vacation essential.



As you probably already know by now, we pride ourselves in staying true to our own set of ethical values and practices. Our swimsuits have a deep-rooted history in Brazilian and California culture, with a mission of empowering underrepresented communities, such as women and LGBTQ.

Before heading to your local beach, road-tripping somewhere new for the holidays, or hopping on a flight once the travel ban is lifted, don’t forget to bring your Valentina Bikini with you! 

As long as you have these five beach bag essentials, you’ll have everything you need, along with the peace of mind that you’re supporting ethical companies!