After traveling to fifty-three countries as a costume coordinator with Cirque du Soleil, our co-founder and environmentalist Luana Ouverney Simonson shares her experience on how to maintain an eco-friendly lifestyle as a traveler. Read below our press-release!

Miami, FL - Brazilian Costume Designer based in Florida spent six years of her life traveling on tour with the Cirque du Soleil. She saw our environment being degraded by plastic pollution and the substantial impact of tourism and fashion industries on waste production. 

As we prepare to hit the road again, what about learning how to become an eco-friendlier traveler? The “Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook” is the perfect companion for eco-enthusiasts who want to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle and maintain that lifestyle while on the road. It also offers guidance and recommendations for those who aspire to join the cause to stop plastic pollution. 

The guide is a beautifully illustrated work of art. It contains great stories of Simonson’s travels as well as valuable tips of how she maintained her eco-friendly lifestyle while moving each week to a different location with only one suitcase and one foldable bicycle. The short and sweet read is perfect for a couple of hours on a road trip or a chill hammock read. 

With chapters explaining what sustainability is and why it is so important. To practical tips such as, “Travel light, Pack Right”, “How to be a more sustainable fashion consumer”, and a “Pledge for the Planet”. Luana Simonson invites readers to rethink their lifestyle, relationships, careers, expenses, and habits while contributing and raising awareness to help humanity find a way to live in peace with nature. Extra pages on the paperback version allow the reader to make notes of their favorite eco-restaurants, places and list their biggest challenges and achievements as an eco-friendly traveler. 


What others are saying: 

This simple book has some things we may all already know but there is some new, useful Information Included as well. Not preachy, helpful, easy to read, nicely laid out Info in the paragraphs. I like this book very much. It helps me travel eco-friendly without waste or putting stress on the planet or adding to the trash problem. Who better than someone who works with Cirque Du Soleil to talk about travel? Very happy with purchase!”

- Jonathan Sumners

“The Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook is a wonderful piece of art that resumes the passion Luana has for the environment and to fight plastic pollution. She is an inspiration to us all.”

- Ana Carolina de Almeida Thompson 


About the Author: Luana is a fashion designer and environmentalist with an unstoppable spirit. During six years working for Cirque du Soleil as Head of Costume Design, visiting fifty-three countries, she witnessed the impact of plastic pollution. In 2019, she founded Lutom, an eco-friendly lifestyle brand encouraging conscious consumption. With her book, The Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook, she invites readers to learn a more sustainable lifestyle and maintain that lifestyle while on the road. 

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