back to school

Fjällräven Debuts Eco-Backpacks Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Schlep back to school, back to the cubicle, or anywhere life takes you with Fjällräven’s new line of 100 percent recycled-polyester backpacks. Available in 12 monochromatic…

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Out of Print Goes Back to School With "Composition Book" Bags

Who’s got spirit? Out of Print Clothing does. Whether you’re battling back-to-school blahs or waxing nostalgic over the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the…

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Beware of Toxic "Little Monsters" During Back-to-School Shopping

Unlike most parents, Helena Meresman doesn’t look forward to the start of the school year. Back-to-school shopping fills the environmental scientist and mother of two with an…

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Ecouterre's Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Shopping Guide

Photo by Shutterstock Time to fold up the lounge chairs: It’s the last day of summer vacation. Whether you’re headed to the lockers or the cubicle, we’ve rustled up…

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Make Over Your Back-to-School Wardrobe With Natural Dyes (DIY Tutorial)

The dry summer afternoons of Northern California have inspired the spray of the hose, colanders full of freshly harvested blackberries, and post-lunch respites under the shade of fully…

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14 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Fashions That Make the Grade

COLOR ME PLAID Plaid isn’t the sole province of lumberjacks and Catholic schoolgirls. Carrie Parry’s pleated check skirt exudes a quiet sophistication with its tailored…

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14 Eco-Friendly Backpacks That Deserve an A+ in Style

SEEING SPOTS Tote around a bag that’s sharper than a No. 2 pencil. Made of 100 percent recycled cotton duck, Baggu’s Navy Dot backpack features a snap-and-buckle outer flap,…

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Fairtrade Foundation Promotes Ethical School Uniforms in New Campaign

The Fairtrade Foundation wants Britain’s schoolchildren to stand up for fair-trade cotton. The nonprofit’s “Step Back to School in Fair-Trade Cotton” campaign is…

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C'mon Get Preppy With Smartthreads' Socially Responsible College Blazer

No need to root for your college-football team in a shapeless, oversized sweatshirt. Get your game on for Game Day with Smartthreads’ crisp yet cozy “Emily” blazer.…

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Win a Vegan Laptop Tote From Crystalyn Kae (Worth $190!)

It may be back-to-school season, but you won’t need any instruction on standing out from the pack. Take your A-game up a notch, whether you’re hitting the lockers or…

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7 Grown-Up Lunch Boxes for Brown-Bagging to Work

WELL-PLAID With tartan primed to be one of fall’s key trends, Sachi’s “Lunchin’ Ladies” tote turns any break room into your personal runway. Clad in a…

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7 Green Back-to-School Looks for Dapper Dudes

GET SHIRTY No fall uniform is complete without a crisp oxford shirt. Taylor Stitch proudly designs, cuts, and sews its smart button-downs in California, where the label is based.…

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14 Eco-Chic Back-to-School Looks for the Preppy at Heart

Wish you were headed back to school? Look the part with our 14 green academia-inspired looks and score an A+ in Sustainable Fashion 101. For more eco-friendly takes on classroom chic,…

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