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Upgrade! 5 Backpacks That Give Back

Upgrade! 5 Backpacks That Give Back

Back-to-school time isn’t just for kids. If you’re heading back to school in any form, the fall is a good time for a reset in your school-or-work-or-weekend backpack. We’re digging these bags that don’t just give you subtle style upgrade; they give back, too. Here are five to check out:

STATE bags
For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand delivers a backpack and supplies to a child in need.

Stone and Cloth
This brand provides scholarships for students in Tanzania. Each purchase provides 25 hours of classroom time for a child.

This Guatemala-based brand employs local artisans. Ten percent of proceeds go to fund education for indigenous Mayan students.


B-Wap uses a buy one, give two model—for every backpack they sell, two kids’ backpacks stuffed with supplies go to low-income children.

Esperos Bags
Each purchase of these Austin-made backpacks sends a child in a developing country to school for a year. And they look pretty dope.

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