Gallery: Top 5 Eco-Friendly Back to School Bags

 
Noon Solar bag

As summer ends and classes begin, students around the world are starting to gear up for the long haul ahead. A sturdy backpack or satchel is an essential, and although the most eco-friendly option is to simply reuse a existing bag, some of you are sure to be retiring your frayed and fading packs. Fortunately Inhabitat has you covered with some fresh eco fashions that will have you toting your school supplies in style. Read on for five of our favorites.

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7 Comments

  1. Rosiee September 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

    These Bags Are Quite cool, But Too Expensive…

  2. wadcity September 10, 2008 at 8:51 am

    i’m sorry, but this post is an absolute embarrassment considering how many cool bags are out there made of recycled materials. there are freitag’s bags made from old truck tarps. seabags from maine who make totes out of old sailboat sails. there’s the sakku solar bag which ALSO uses sailboat sails. there are bags made from recycled inner tubes such as those by alchemy. what about vy & elle bags made from recycled vinyl billboards. dadgear make a backpack from billboards, too. there’s the monsoon vermont trashion backpack. i’m sure there are a ton more. i mean, c’mon!

  3. mermaidlost September 3, 2008 at 2:09 am

    G’day… two points…. 1. to the author, the line ‘student’s around the world are gearing up for the long haul’ just ruled out your Australian market, who have summer break over Christmas. Hate to be a nag about this, but there is another hemisphere connected to the internet. 2. I love the solar panel bag AND I’d pay $300 for it if it really works.

  4. Androo September 2, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Ugh. I really don’t think faddish solar powered backpacks belong there. Being able to drop $200-400+ on a backpack to charge your plethora of consumer electronics sounds an awful lot like conspicuous consumption.

  5. nurbie September 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Nice bags.. too bad they are out of my price range :-/

  6. 2monkees August 27, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    very cool packs!

  7. Jeffrey August 27, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    AWESOME pics! i especially love the timbuktu bags.

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