Back-to-School: 6 Eco-Friendly Backpacks for Kids

August 12, 2013

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It’s almost back-to-school time which means it’s time to start shopping for all of your little one’s needs for a fresh new school year! An eco-friendly backpack should definitely be at the top of your list and with so many excellent options it will be fun for your child to choose. Find below some of my favorite earth friendly, cute, and affordable packs that are perfect for your little one’s upcoming school year!

Apple Park Picnic Pal Backpack

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This backpack (available in monkey, bear, penguin, and bunny) is fun and functional and great for school and the environment! Made of 100% recycled fabrics from plastic bottles, your child will make a style statement while you can feel confident knowing that you’re helping out the planet.

  • Size: 10.75″ x 12″ x 5.5″

So Young Grade School Backpack

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The So Young Grade School Backpack is the perfect fit for elementary school aged children. It has ample space for large binders, gym clothes and books with room to spare. A chest clip keeps the bag securely on while skipping, jumping, running, or any other high energy activity. Interior zippered mesh pocket helps keep the contents organized. Constructed of eco-friendly linen that is machine washable and free of PVC, phthalate, lead, and BPA.

  • Size: 11″ x 15.5″ x 5.5″

Beatrix New York Little Kids Backpack

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These fun backpacks are available in a variety of cute and colorful designs for boy and girl. The exterior has a large front pocket and two side pockets for optimal organization. This PVC, lead, and phthalate free backpack also features padded back panels and shoulder straps.

  • Size: 14″ x 15″ x 5.5″

Fjallraven Re-Kanken Recyclable Pack

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This durable and eco-friendly backpack is made of 100% Recycled Polyester.The recycled polyester in each Re-Kanken is made from the equivalent of 11 plastic water bottles and is colored with SpinDye, a dyeing technology that drastically reduces the amount of water, chemicals and energy used. The bag features a front zipper compartment, two easily accessible side pockets and adjustable ergonomic woven shoulder “X” design straps with dual top snap handles for easy carrying.

  • Size: 15” x 10.6” x 5.1″

Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack

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The Heritage backpack was developed using Herschel Supply’s signature look and feel and features an eco-friendly, reinforced bottom. It is made of 100% polyester and has a single front pocket with key clip, and internal media pocket. It is available in several different colors too!

  • Size: 12.2″ x 18″ x 15.6″

Ecogear Backpack

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This roomy backpack is constructed of durable polyester and toxic-free recycled materials made from RPET water bottles. It features a large main compartment which fits a 15″ laptop, dual side mesh pockets, and an organizer pocket for additional storage. Padded mesh shoulder straps distribute weight evenly for comfort.

  • Size 7.5″ x 17″ x 12.5″

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