Back to School with Selfridges

A lot has changed over the summer holidays, but there is no better way to get prepared for the first day back than purchasing some fresh essentials.

TIBA + MARL Eco Elwood recycled polyester backpack, £145

From Tibo+Marl recycled backpacks to samller items such as Bonnie Mob face coverings and Carioca felt-tips pens, we’ve put together a list of school classics that your little one will be rushing to put to good use.

COZI Apple Airpod Case, £24.99

Cozi’s case is made from durable leather with thermoforming qualities and a semi-hard shell, so they’ll be protected and cushy in the suede lining. Secure then with the snap-fastening and use the metal clasp to attach them to your bag or lanyard so they won’t get lost!

CLARKS Loxham patent leather shoes 9-12 years, £48

Kids can learn a lesson in sustainability before they even head to school thanks to Clarks and the Loxham shoes. Crafted from glossy but durable leather, they’re lined with a soft fabric that’s made with 50% recycled materials from re-used plastic bottles – saving them from ending up in our oceans.

W&P DESIGN Porter Wide Mouth glass water bottle 470ml, £35

The homeware specialist offers up a more sustainable way to stay hydrated with this leakproof glass design, wrapped in a matte silicone sleeve for easy gripping. Best of all, it’s dishwasher safe, so just slip this reusable piece in with the plates to drink your healthy beverages each day.

SEALAND Grab convertible upcycled cross-body bag, £105

The Grab bag comes from Sealand, a South African start-up that has captured our hearts with its 100% focus on handmaking great bags from sustainable and upcycled materials in its Cape Town workshop. The Grab can be worn as a clutch, cross-body or belt bag and – the kicker – it’s got a lifetime guarantee.

OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH Arrow-print cotton face covering, £70

Staying sanitary is a pretty important part of our daily lives, so why not do it with style? Sticking, as ever, to its conceptual graphics. Milan-based streetwear label Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh crafts this face mask from pure cotton with its iconic arrow motif printed across it.

THE CONRAN SHOP Koh-I-Noor woodless coloured pencils set of 24, £125

Designed by Koh-I-Noor, a company with a rich history in making excellent artists’ supplies and materials, these 24 woodless coloured pencils are lacquered on the outside and pure colour on the inside. Presented in a handsome wooden box, this set makes a great gift for a burgeoning artist.

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