Sustainable School Goods Fun

August 06, 2021

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

It's time for the kiddos and college students to go back to school. Everyone has been busy buying new clothes, school supplies, dorm decorations and more! While the essentials are always on the list, it's always fun to get something extra that can make a difference, support small business and bring some smiles! 

Sustainable Back to School Bags

Cutest Reusable Lunch Bags. When I pack my lunch and head to the Hug Box shop, I use reusable snack and sandwich bags and stay away from plastic bags that will end up in the landfill or somewhere,,, for years! These are adorable and help reduce our environmental impact. All are PVC-free and lead-free. And in the end they will save you money. This small business, Nicki's Diapers also offers products for moms, babies, toddlers.  Snack Bags | Sandwich Bags


Sustainable Meditation Cushion to destress

Relaxing Meditation Cushion. It may seem impossible to meditate in the college dorm, but this would be a great addition to help remind the college student to take a moment to rest their minds... in between classes, before starting their day and at the end of the busy day. It helps to take stress out of the spine and to relax. Made in the USA with hemp fabric and organic buckwheat hulls. Bean Products offers other eco goods for home and family. Meditation Cushion. PS: Get one for yourself too!


Zero waste school supplies

Zero Waste School Supplies. This is a cool little sustainable company that provides notebooks, pencils and more - all eco and plastic-free. It's definitely not easy to live in a zero-waste world. But every little bit helps our footprint. At the Hug Box, we try to put our best sustainable foot forward in many ways. This company also recognizes teachers that want to make a difference in their classroom. Visit Wisdom Supply Co. for more information on this woman-owned B-corp business. Zero-waste school supply kit.

reloom sustainable messenger bag

The Give Back Messenger Bag. These handmade, recycled fabric messenger bags are beautifully made on a looming machine by re:loom. This nonprofit small business based in Decatur, Georgia is definitely leaving footprints of sustainability and a pathway to better lives for those in need. And we are honored to have their products in our Hug Boxes and at our brick and mortar in Historic Downtown Newnan, Georgia


Since 1990, I have been learning and advocating for all things sustainable, good for you, the community and the earth and when I discover new local products to make life better, I like to share them just like all of my local artisan goods that I put in my Hug Boxes! Checkout the Hug Box artisans. PS: I have not been paid to share the above products with you. 

Have a super great school year! Hugs! Vicki