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!

Terra Thread Sustainable Backpack

This is the best backpack for school and activities! This heavy-duty 14 oz organic cotton canvas backpack (available in loads of colors) is spacious and durable, featuring one large exterior pocket, one small interior pocket, a laptop compartment and two side pockets for water bottles to organize and protect your belongings. This eco-friendly backpack is made using certified fair trade organic cotton and are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified.

Size: 16 x 12 x 5 inches

Jansport Recycled SuperBreak BackPack

This backpack (available in multiple colors) is super 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: ‎16.75 x 13 x 8.5 inches

So Young Grade School Backpack

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 inches

Fjallraven Re-Kanken Recyclable Pack

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 inches

Ecogear Backpack

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 inches

STATE Kids Backpack

For every STATE product purchased, the brand supports children and families in need in ways they need it the most! This backpack is made with recycled fabric and has loads of pockets for amazing convenience. Super durable and an awesome brand that gives back with your purchase

Size: 17.91 x 16.5 x 4.45 inches

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  • Reply Sheri June 28, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Hi. 4 of these brands aren’t available when I click the link.

    • Reply Peace Love Organic Mom June 28, 2021 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks for letting me know- I have fully updated with available options now!

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