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Ethical & Fair Trade Backpacks

Backpacks that Give Back

Some backpack companies have been the subject of protests on college campuses because of their use of sweatshops.  But below find where to buy ethically-made, sweatshop-free and fair trade backpacks, which are not only made in safe conditions for a livable wage, but are sold by brands give back to change lives around the world.  Also find where to buy fun bag clips and accessories to go with your backpack.

(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)



For more places to find ethically-made backpacks, also check out:


(Backpacks "made in freedom.")

Day Owl

(High-quality, sustainably-made backpacks for men and women.)

Miscoots Outfitters

(Made in USA travel backpacks which give back and employ the homeless.)


(UK brand offering ethical, vegan sustainable backpacks .)

Smateria/HHP Lift

(Ethically-made social impact backpacks for adults and kids.)


(Colorful school backpacks for kids, made in the USA.)

Red Oxx

(Durable school backpacks made in Montana, designed to last from K - 12!)

Terra Thread

(Ethical and sustainable backpacks which also give back.)

Pachamama Market

(Fair trade backpacks.)


(High quality, water resistant backpacks, designed to hold both camera and laptop.)

United by Blue

(Eco-friendly outdoor/travel backpacks)


(Children's backpacks that give back.)

State Bags

(Backpacks that give back for men, women and children.)

Parker Clay

(Leather backpacks, made in Ethiopia.)

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