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

 

FROM HERE TO TIMBUK2

When you need to lug six ginormous textbooks to campus (and that's just for one class), you don't want your bag itself to weigh a ton too! Our lightweight choice? The Hidden Messenger from Timbuk2. Not only is it made from lightweight, tear-proof ripstop nylon (derived from 90 percent recycled PET bottles), each one is manufactured in the good old U.S. of A.

Timbuk2 Hidden Messenger Bag - $25 from Timbuk2

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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