As kids head back to their classrooms, it’s time to think about school products in a more ethical and sustainable way.

Because this type of shopping can be very wasteful and lead us to over-consume and buy things that aren’t safe for the environment, nor our kids’ health.

So, whether you are a college student or have kids that are in school, we’ve rounded up 9 ethical school itens your kids will actually look forward to using!

School Products: Great backcpacks

Gokyo Green Backpack by Hemper

This is a handmade hemp backpack, dyed with pomegranate. It is a very practical school product: it has an interior pocket for 13 “laptops and an exterior one on the front with a zip. The handles make it more comfortable and practical for day to day. The entire production process is done using traditional textile techniques and materials from Nepal.

Backpack Black Tiger by Ecowings

This one is fabricated from upcycled truck tires and is made by artisans in India. It has 2 larger compartments which fit a 13’’ tablet, which include padding. It also has 3 front zip pockets for daily essentials. Plus, it’s waterresistant & shock proof.

Traveler backpack water repellent by Hemper

This amazing backpack is handmade with 100% organic cotton and dyed with GOTS certified dyes. Its printed using the traditional Indian Blockprint technique with blocks carved in wood! It closes with flap, cord and metal zip. The flap has carabiners at the ends to adjust the closure to 4 different heights. It has two inner side pockets and one padded pocket for computers up to 15″. The 2 outer pockets are made of wild hemp.

School Products: Cool Clothes  

Bucket Hat Reversible Ice Dye Papaya by Hemper

This is a hand-sewn reversible hemp hat. It is dyed using the magical Ice-dye technique, creating a unique colour pattern for each piece. And the hanger is made of mountain rope purchased directly from Himalayan climber shops!

Fragment Low MW Brick QURC by QURC

All the materials of this cool sneakers are sustainable: CORK-leather upper, OnSteam Faux Suede, waxed cotton laces, vegan onsteam lining, and a sole made of recycled rubber. And the whole process is ethically responsible, from the harvesting of the cork until the production in Portugal.

Jannu Green Waistbag by Hemper

It is a 100% handmade hemp belt bag dyed with natural dyes. The fanny pack has two inside pockets and one at the back. Its new design allows it to be worn both on the shoulder and on the hips. The weaving is made in Budhanilkatha, Kathmandu. 

School Products: Eco-friendly accessories

Water bottle thermos by VANN

This handy drinking bottle is made of high-quality stainless steel and has a beautiful design. The thermos keeps drinks at the perfect temperature, to enjoy chilled water or hot tea. Moreover, with this VANN drinking bottle contributes to a world without disposable plastic! It has a capacity of 1000 ml and is 100% leak-proof. 

Bamboo Cutlery Set by Beewise

A good way to eliminate the need for single-use cutlery and straws! This beautiful set contains a bamboo fork, spoon, knife, straw; coconut brush, and cotton roll-up travel pouch. It is completely handmade (that’s why the actual pieces can vary slightly in color, size and can have slight imperfections, which make it cooler). 

Laptop brown case by Hemper

This handmade cotton and hemp computer case fits 13 and 15 inch computers. It has an outer pocket with a zip and a puller made with hemp thread. The yarn is taken to Kathmandu, more in particular to a community of low-income families located in the neighborhood of Budhanilkantha. Recycled rice bags from there are used for the inner protection, that also shape and contribute to the durability and resistance of the bag.

There you go! 

A short but powerful list of amazing back to school products with plastic-free packaging, no toxic components, cruelty-free materials and an ethical production process.

If you want to see more options, check out our special school products section

We hope you have a successful and sustainable back-to-school season!