Mix together two experts on packaging design and branding, add a philanthropic giving mission a la TOMS shoes (this time focused on school supplies), and what do you get? Schoolbags for Kids - an innovative new backpack company that aims to help children across the globe by donating a schoolbag filled with school supplies for every backpack that is purchased. Around-the-world travels and volunteer experiences with children inspired Schoolbags for Kids founders to create the unique backpack, as well as its generous mission “One Here, One There.”
The backpacks are a great option if you want a style that will grow with your child. They include features such as padded, adjustable shoulder straps, a horizontal design that makes books and other supplies accessible, an interior padded computer sleeve for protecting a laptop, and oodles of pockets for easier organization (5 exterior and 3 interior pockets, as well as an ID holder). The clean design of the backpacks is complemented by their vivid colors and bright accents.
Unsurprisingly, lot of thought went into the design of the donated backpacks that go to children in Belize, Thailand, and India-unsurprisingly as well. They’re made with the same durable, water-resistant polyester as the signature styles, but come in bright yellow: perfect for keeping the kids visible and safe during the long, roadside walks that most of the children must make in order to go to school every day. Which might be a useful little fact to mention if your own kid is dragging his or her feet about starting a new school year.
+ Signature Schoolbags $54.99 (Backpacks ship after August 11th)