14 Ways You Can Rule Back To School
It’s time for back to school shopping! Get the kids excited with these fun, functional and super-green school essentials, guaranteed to rise to whatever challenge your kids throw at them!
Milkdot’s Stöh Lunch Bag
Minimalist and fashion forward, Milkdot’s Stöh insulated lunch bag boasts a ton of style with all the functionality of a standard lunch box. Constructed with both function and form in mind, this beauty is up to the challenge of your kid’s lunch! They’ve included two sturdy interior mesh pockets, perfect for those tiny snacks. The Stöh is insulated with closed interior cell construction, which means it can keep foods cool for up to 6 hours! It’s easy to wipe down and is PVC-free, BPA-free, phthalate-free and lead-free.
Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrap
Jazz up your kid’s lunchbox with these fun (and functional) sandwich wraps. Made from organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin, Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wraps are the perfect replacement for plastic wrap. Best of all they’re reusable, washable, and can wrap anything from a sandwich to a favourite treat!
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizer
Keep those germs at bay! This organic lavender hand sanitizer from Dr. Bronner is a perfect quick fix for those times when soap and water are nowhere to be found. Made with glycerin, alcohol, and lavender, it’s the perfect backpack accessory for all the cool kids this fall!
Bogs Sammy Shoe
Confession: I’m a sucker for styly shoes. And holy cow, these shoes have serious style! That aside, they’re BOGS! If you don’t know what that means, here’s a primer: water stays out, feet stay dry, and you’re likely to hand them down or get a solid trade in value at your local kids’ consignment store when they’ve been outgrown, because they are built to LAST!
H&M’s Conscious - Sustainable Style for Kids
H&M’s Conscious line is making huge strides to change the way clothes are produced and manufactured. Organic cotton, humane working conditions, and fair wages: all that and reasonable price points plus the convenience of your local mall (or their online store)! H&M is constantly adding fun, hip clothes for kids and grownups alike to their Conscious line, but best of all are all those joggers and hoodies!
Protein-packed pasta that is gluten, corn, and nut-free? Yes, please! Chickapea pasta is made from certified organic chickpeas and lentils — that's it! As they say, "Pulse Power!" Super clean and tasty, this is a perfect option for school lunches. The high protein and fibre content keeps little brains sharp and blood sugar steady so that energy, focus, and attention are easily maintained.
Eco Vessel FROST Water Bottle
Eco Vessel’s Frost 13 oz. Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle features a flip spout with a silicone straw for no-tilt drinking. Made with 18/8 stainless steel construction, these cuties boast TriMax™ Triple Insulation Technology, which keeps drinks cold and hands dry. Eco Vessel promises to keep cold drinks cool for up to 36 hours! No BPA, phthalates or liners.
UKonserve Non-Toxic Ice Pack
Keep that lunch fresh and cool with a non-toxic ice pack from UKonserve. BPA-free, phthalate-free, and lead-free, these perfectly-sized ice packs fit well in lunch bags and come with a convenient, machine-washable cover that is made entirely from recycled bottles!
Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle
Perfect for small hands, this 12 oz. water bottle from Hydro Flask features Thermashield™ double wall insulation, ensuring that cold drinks keep their chill for 24 hours, and warm drinks cozy for up to 12 hours. Say goodbye to condensation and hello to 18/8 stainless steel construction. Colours are customizable. BPA and phthalate-free.
KOOSHOO’s LILA Hair Ties
Lila Hair Ties from KOOSHOO aren’t just totally adorable: they’re strong, soft, functional and organic! That’s right, organic hair ties that are plastic free and 100% biodegradable. LILA hair ties are the only organic hair tie on the market and are made in the USA. To top that off, the hair tyes are dyed with a low impact dye AND 11% of sales go to charities that uplift the less fortunate. Who knew one small elastic could do so much?
School safe, peanut-free, nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, organic, vegan-friendly AND tasty?? It’s true! MadeGood’s got the snack sitch covered for the kids with granola bars, energy bites, and crisp rice treats. Their allergy-friendly products are delicious, free of the most common 8 allergens, and they taste just like “regular” snacks. The hidden gem is the added bonus of veggie powder in every bite. Shhh, it can be our little secret!
If you're looking for super stylish, organic, sustainable, natural and delicate clothing for your kids, look no further. These GOTS certified pieces are beyond sophisticated sweetness! Sizes available from infancy to 12 years in a variety of colours, styles and seasonally appropriate pieces. Dress to impress with Nyani!
EcoGear Dhole Backpack
EcoGear continues to provide great eco-bag options for the whole family. The Dhole backpack is perfect for school-aged children all the way up to high school. Made from REPREVE – a fabric constructed from recycled water bottles – this bag is waterproof (great for accidental spills!), with padded shoulders and lots of compartments to stash all the necessary school goodies.
Dalcini Stainless Steel Containers
Litterless lunches wouldn’t be possible without some fab and functional lunch containers. Dalcini delivers. Dalcini’s stainless steel lunch containers are light, easy to open, and come in variety of sizes for whatever the snacking need. We love their Kids Lunch Container 10-piece starter pack, that contains two of each container so you always have a clean set! A meal prepping dream! Dalcini’s line is non toxic, dishwasher and oven safe. How easy is that?!?