Sustainable Back-to-School Essentials


Row of girls holding hands and looking out at the lake

 
It’s almost the (dreaded!) back to school shop and we wanted to make life a little bit easier for parents and teens by compiling 5 sustainable back to school essentials! 

Reusable Water Bottle

We all know the importance of staying hydrated, and we love this stainless steel, lightweight bottle from Nurture Collective. It’s dishwasher safe and sturdy - perfect for busy parents and clumsy kids.

 

2 people hold reusable water bottles. The one on the left is white and on the right is black

 

Menstrual Cup, size Mini

If your teen is happy to try one, menstrual cups are ideal for reducing plastic waste and they’re more convenient than you’d imagine! They can be safely left in for 12 hours (more than the usual 8 for tampons) and used whilst swimming and doing activities as well as general day-to-day life. They provide worry and leak-free periods all day and all night! For every sale of the OrganiCup, we donate £1 to support menstrual hygiene projects in schools in Uganda - this means your purchase makes a difference to the planet and the people on it!

 

3 teens in bright clothes gather around an organicup cardboard box, reading the instructions

 

Eco-Friendly Stationery


Stationary is a school must-have, so why not try and buy it sustainably? Wearth London has a beautiful selection of eco-friendly notebooks, pencil cases and more. Going for options made from recycled materials isn’t the perfect option, but it’s better than conventional products! As well as encouraging the use of scrap paper and writing double sided, refillable pens or using pencils can also be another simple way to reduce your overall waste!

 

Pink, brown and white notebooks are placed over each other. In the bottom right there are 2 pens

 

Comfy Girls’ Bralettes

Our girls’ bralettes are very similar in style to our adult women’s bralettes. They’re gentle and kind to skin, and are made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton that is also Fairtrade and PETA-approved vegan. Designed to fit ages 9+, choose your favourite pattern or neutral colour and leave the rest up to us. 

It can be tricky to find the right first bra as a young girl - many of the styles out there are too structured, or often just a crop top! Y.O.U Underwear’s first bras for girls are the perfect option if you’re looking for a bra that’s sophisticated, stylish and comfortable! 

 

Y.O.U Underwear's 4 fun patterned girls' Bralettes. Blue on top, then yellow, grey and pink

 

Feminist Scrunchies 

Our sustainable, Organic Cotton and Eco Elastic scrunchies from Eliza Eliza are the perfect way to celebrate women and make a feminist statement!

Did you know that 65% of people were embarrassed to say the word vulva? If you like bright colours, the Colourful Vulva pattern is a great way to start conversations. We should be encouraging all teens to be having these conversations and helping break down the taboos behind them. 

For those who like a more minimalist look, the Monochrome Boobs pattern might be for you. Subtle but powerful - the pattern shows a variety of different boob types and aims to serve as a reminder to love yourself.

 

 

2 organic cotton scrunchies on top of each other, one colourful and one black and white

 

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