It's that time of the year! School's starting soon. You know what that means... It's impossible to walk through Target without passing bins of pencils and aisles of notebooks. Sometimes finding just the right notebook or backpack can be a struggle. To make the transition back to school easier, I've rounded up three fantastic supplies for you. Plus, every single one of these items gives back and makes a difference!
1. Backpack: A good (and preferably stylish) backpack is a necessity for students of any age! If you need the perfect bag, you're in luck... Paisley + Sparrow has the bag for you! In just a few weeks, we're getting our very own leather bags! Artisan women in Ethiopia handcraft these backpacks by intricately stitching and sewing the locally-sourced supplies into lovely designs. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when these hit the shop!
2. Pencils: I think a nice pencil makes school a whole lot better. Dot Products sells eco-friendly pencils made in America. The best part? Each pencil set provides a half day of school for a child in East Africa or Mexico. Get yourself a set of these awesome pencils here. (They have colored pencils, too!)
3. Planner: Stay organized with a planner from Marie Mae! This company provides business training for women and artisan groups all over the globe, empowering them to develop successful and sustainable businesses. Check out their planner in Medallion or Butterfly. They also have classy notebooks!
I don't know about you, but now I feel prepared for another year of school. Knowing all these items are making a difference makes it even better! Check out Paisley + Sparrow's journals or bags if you're still on the hunt for more school supplies with a purpose.