Top eco-friendly picks for back-to-school gear

Head back to class with stuff that’s both green and stylish

Pack your eco ethic

Head back to school (or the office) in eco-style with one of these ultra-cool bags. Matt & Nat’s Dean backpack ($138) is a modern, high-end bag you can feel good about wearing, made with the company’s signature vegan material and a 100 per cent recycled nylon lining. For a more casual look, check out Rawganique’s mini organic hemp backpack (US$29) or Me to We’s Kanga Beach Bag ($34.99), handmade in Kenya by a Maasai mama. Kids will love this cute Ecogear backpack ($21.99), made with natural cotton canvas and rope materials, sustainable wood accents and recycled-plastic components. Finally, a must-have for the eco-geek on the go: the Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack (US$129).