Beach Bag Essentials

- Brooks Dibble

 
 

WHETHER YOU’RE SPENDING…

…summer poolside or with your toes in the sand, it’s important to have the essentials on hand for some safe and stylish fun in the sun. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite products that support amazing causes without sacrificing style or quality.

ABLE Garden Tote 

Let’s start with the bag itself. Handcrafted in Mexico, the Garden Tote ($118) is a durable canvas bag boasting 6 exterior pockets that offer easy grab and go access -- no more digging to the bottom of a bag to find your lip balm or keys! 

Good Vibe: ABLE is a lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women. They boldly publish their employees’ wages, providing full transparency in an industry (fashion) riddled with waste, and inhumane practices.


 
 
 

SUGERGOOP! SUNSCREEN…

…Protect yourself from rogue tan lines and most importantly UV damage from the sun that may lead to skin cancer using the innovative products from Supergoop! This company knows how to create sunscreen that women actually want to use -- bye bye white residue and greasy complexions. We love the Everyday Sunscreen, SPF 30 ($19-$32) paired with the Fusion Lip Balm with Acai ($9.50). We pack the Defense Refresh Setting Mist ($8-$28) - SPF 50 on the fly, for refreshing and easy touchups and Poof Part Powder ($34) to save our scalps.

Good Vibe: Skin damage develops from sun exposure over time, not from one sunburn, so it’s important to establish sun-safe habits early on in life. Supergoop! launched Ounce by Ounce a program that provides complimentary sunscreen to any Pre-K and K classroom in America who request it.

 
 
 

WARBY PARKER SUNNIES…

…Perfect for incognito people watching and protection from the sun, Warby Parker’s sunglasses have scratch-resistant lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. You can order yours with or without a prescription. We love the Daphne (starting at $145) and Hunt (starting at $95) styles in particular!

Good Vibe: These guys have social responsibility in their DNA. Since day one, over five million pairs of glasses have been distributed through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Each pair you buy helps them to chip away at the 2.5 billion people around the world who need glasses, but don’t have access to them.

 
 
 

HUMA BLANCO SANDALS…

The Carmina ($225) sandal from Huma Blanco is perfect for transitioning from beach to the street in style. These beauties are handmade in Peru and super comfortable from Day 1, thanks to the super soft leather strap.

Good Vibe: A percentage of the Huma Blanco’s sales go to a non-profit organization called Ninos del Arco Iris that helps families in need in the Sacred Valley (River Urubamba) in Cusco. The main goal of this organization is to generate human development in the community, giving them the chance of having an honorable life by their own means. The biggest effort of this organization is educating the kids and young adults, as well as giving them basic health services.

 
 
 

TOP ORGANICS…

…Unfortunately, Aunt Flo doesn’t take a summer vacation, so it’s always best to be prepared. If you haven’t switched to organic tampons, now is the time. TOP Organics Tampons ($7) are made with 100% Organic Cotton accompanied by a biodegradable cardboard applicator with a unique “twist to release” functionality. These are better for you, better for the planet and better for others.

Good Vibe: 1 in 5 women in the United States suffer from period poverty without consistent access to hygiene products, including girls in schools across the country. When you purchase TOP products, you have a direct impact on the communities we live in. For every purchase you make, TOP donates product to schools, shelters, nonprofits, and organizations dedicated to helping women in need. PS: They’re also on a mission to abolish the tampon tax in all 50 states!

 
 
 

We’d love to hear what else you add to your beach bag. Shoot us a DM on Instagram or tag us in your photos @thecausebar. 

Sweet Deals for The Cause Bar Community

  • Save 25% at Top Organic with code TOPCAUSE

  • Save 25% off any Huma Blanco purchase with code THECAUSEBAR

  • Save 15% on your first ABLE purchase with code CAUSEBAR15 (expires July 31 at 11:59pm CT)

  • Save 20% on Supergoop! with code THECAUSEBAR (1x per customer)