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

 

THE PHILANTHROPIST

Handcrafted in California, each of these smart, olive-green Philanthropist bags gives back to the NGO partnership Invisible Children, which locates and brings home children in Africa who have been abducted from their homes and forced into fighting as soldiers. Made of 17.5 oz. (now that's what we call sturdy) army canvas from Uganda, it's a sharp-looking way to carry everything you need to class while making sure that kids elsewhere get to return to school too.

Philanthropost Tote - $296 from Apolis Global Citizen

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

DO A GOOD FEED

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

QUILTY AS CHARGED

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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