Back to School Shopping List: The Sustainable Edition - Bounce Mkt

Back to School Shopping List: The Sustainable Edition

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It’s almost that time of year again – back-to-school! As you start to check items off your list, consider how to shop more sustainably this back-to-school season. Did you know that parents spend an average of $600-$800 per child on K-12 back-to-school shopping? That’s a lot of pencils, backpacks, and gear – and it is an opportunity to demand more of the brands we purchase. This school year, we’re looking for brands that are committed to our kids’ future – both by gearing them up for school and taking steps to protect the environment they’ll inherit.  

Clothing & Shoes

The most sustainable clothes are those that already exist – so our first choice for back-to-school shopping is always pre-loved. And with more online secondhand shops out there, as well as vibrant peer-to-peer marketplaces, there are more choices than ever when you look to outfit your kiddo in sustainable, pre-loved looks. Our favorites include: 

  • Bounce Mkt 
    • Carefully curated collection of pre-loved kids’ clothes that offers used kids’ clothing in great condition, from high-quality brands that you love and trust, in a range of styles, laundered for hygiene, and at great prices.
    • Bounce Mkt thoroughly inspects and vets each item so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best of pre-loved; high-quality pieces that are in excellent used condition. 
    • Strong sustainability-driven mission.
  • Kidizen 
    • If you’re a fan of peer-to-peer marketplaces, Kidizen is a great option! 
  • RealReal 
    • Big event coming up? Head to the RealReal to get some stellar pre-loved pieces for special occasions. 

If you’re going to buy new, opt for sustainable brands that look to reduce their environment impact in the design and production of clothing. A few of favorites include: 

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