Back to School–>Back Packs and Lunchboxes

Back pack

When it comes to safer backpacks for kids the main thing to avoid is PVC, but other nasty chemicals to avoid include phthalates, BPA and lead (with lead the best option is to choose lead free or lead safe).


-Safe Brands:
-LL Bean:
-Dabbawalla Backpacks (so cute for younger children – cute designs):
-Beatrix New York:

These below have murky definitions of what is used to produce their backpacks, but these are PVC free:
-Lands End
-Hanna Andersson
-See the full list with links and read information about safety here:

+Lunch boxes—You are looking to avoid the same things: PVC, Lead and BPA

Safe Brands:Lunch box


-Beatrix Lunch Boxes:

-Blue Avocado:

-Built NY:

-Information about safety here:


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