Gallery: Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

It may not make going back to school totally painless, but having the right bag on your shoulder can take some of the sting out of summer's end. With so many simultaneously stylish and sustainable choices out there, it wasn't easy for us to round up our top picks, but here they are. From super lightweight messenger bags made of recycled plastic bottles to canvas totes that help feed kids in need, click through our gallery to see them all!

Pendleton Indian Blanket Gunpowder Bag – $264 from Fleabags

Feed Haiti Bag or Feed Japan Bag – $35 from FEED Projects

Ecoalf Quilted Backpack – 120 € at Ecoalf

Voltaic Spark iPad and Tablet Case – $299 at Voltaic

Philanthropist Tote – $296 from Apolis Global Citizen

Timbuk2 Hidden Messenger Bag – $25 from Timbuk2


If you’ve ever taken your lunch money for granted, why not help out a fellow schoolkid in need by buying a FEED bag? For every canvas FEED Haiti bag purchased, 50 school meals will be donated to the United Nations World Food Programme’s School Feeding program. Or opt for the FEED Japan bag to contribute to the FEED Japan Fund, which aids in earthquake disaster relief.

Feed Haiti Bag or Feed Japan Bag – $35 from FEED Projects


If you’re looking for something that’s just the right combo of sporty and sophisticated, this lil’ number by Ecoalf is just the thing. Made of recycled polyester (from post-consumer plastic bottles) and reclaimed nylon (from discarded fishing nets), this adorable bookbag will look just as cute and casual on the weekends as it will on the way to class.

Ecoalf Quilted Backpack – 120 € at Ecoalf


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