Vacations & Travel’s cultural vacation essentials

This story first appeared in Vacations & Travel magazine, winter 2019, issue 111

Vacations & Travel editor Katrina Holden shares some of her top vacation essentials with a ‘culture’ theme.

V&T's cultural vacation essentials

Wear with intent

Andeana Hats has partnered with Awamaki, a non-profit organisation based in Peru’s Sacred Valley, to create hand-spun, hand-made Alpaca wool hats and intention bands.


Check-in chic

A stylish trolley set for Catherine Manuell Design, titled ‘Putipula Tjuta’ features a design by Indigenous Australian artist, Dianne Robinson.


V&T's cultural vacation essentials
V&T's cultural vacation essentials

Camera colour

These camera straps are made by artisans working with Hiptipico, an ethical fashion brand based in Panajachel, Guatemala showcasing Maya artisans and their handmade creations. Pictured is the Jazmin camera strap.


Make a splash

Australian company Life Apparel Co celebrates Aboriginal culture. This UPF50+ rashie features artwork by Aboriginal artist Rachael Sarra (Goreng Goreng) from Queensland.


V&T's cultural vacation essentials
V&T's cultural vacation essentials

Glam down under

Kirrikin luxury resort wear features designs by contemporary Indigenous Australian artists on its sustainable fabrics. Take a piece of Oz on vacation. Pictured is the Olivia bandeau; Mary Ruffle pants; and Kerry Kimono.

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Klim couture

Designed in Paris and handcrafted in Morocco, MYKLIM uses sustainable materials and ethical practices. Pictured is the Orange Bucket Bag, made with leather and authentic Berber vintage kilim.



These colourful macrame friendship bracelets are from Australian designer Lucy Folk. Each unique piece is handmade by artisans. Choose from sterling silver, rose gold or yellow gold accent. Pictured is Anchovy in sterling silver.


V&T's cultural vacation essentials

Tribal trimmings

Handmade in the UK by bespoke jewellery designer, Anita Quansah, these Isidora Beaded earrings include crystal glass beads, semi-precious gemstones and Tibetan disc beads.


Feature image: Kirrikin

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