Shop Ethically with Handcrafted Products at Fair Trade Designs

While we are a homeschooling family, my younger two kids will be heading to a charter school for two days a week this next school year. This will mean buying things for school that we didn’t have to last year. With only a few weeks left of summer it’s time for the back-to-school shopping to start. In all honesty, we actually kicked off our back-to-school shopping off a little early this year when we received the opportunity to work closely with Fair Trade Designs to review one of their backpacks.

Shop Ethically with Handcrafted Products at Fair Trade Designs

Before I go into my review for the adorable funky Owl Backpack I was sent, let’s talk a little bit about fair trade and what it means:

Fair Trade is a system of exchange to help empower and improve the livelihood of marginalized people around the globe. It is based around the exchange of goods based on principles of economic and social justice. Fair trade operates on a comprehensive set of principles, as defined by the Fair Trade Federation.

While working with Fair Trade Designs I was sent their Wide Eyed Owl Backpack to review on my blog and to share my experience with you.

Shop Ethically with Handcrafted Products at Fair Trade Designs

The Wide Eyed Owl Backpack is definitely the way to set your little one apart from the rest with it’s funky, fresh look and adorable design. Made in Northern Thailand from upcycled, beautifully embroidered Hmong Hill Tribe Fabric, this Wide Eyed Owl is eco-friendly and will keep a close eye on your childs belongings while out and about or in while he/she is away at their desk in school. It’s covered on both sides with 36 fabric “feathers” that each boast a different piece of colorful fabric and comes with a full-width zippered pocket on the back to store your little ones essentials for the long school days ahead.

Shop Ethically with Handcrafted Products at Fair Trade Designs

One of the best things about this lightweight backpack, aside from being light enough for elementary school students yet functional enough for your older kids, is that no two backpacks are the same. Each one is different and special so your little one will never find another child with the same backpack.

If you’re looking for the perfect back to school bag for your little one or just looking for a nice carry-on for those daytime essentials then this is the bag for you!

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