Go Back to School with Eco Friendly School Supplies

Whether you’re a student or a parent, going back to school is an exciting and busy time. We at The Mindful Merchants know just how important it is to be prepared for the upcoming school year. This list of eco friendly school supplies will not only get you stocked up on high quality and affordable supplies, it will help you make a difference everyday of the week!

Eco Friendly School Supplies
  • Key Features

    • Non Toxic
    • All Natural Soy Wax

    • Colors: Green, Red, Blue, Egg Yolk Yellow, Black, Brown, Orange, Purple, Pink, Grass Green, Sky Blue, Sunshine Yellow, Gray, Tan and Peach

    • Designed to strengthen tripod grip

    • Crayon Size 1.25" x .75"

Crayon Rocks

Check out these fun, non-toxic, all natural soy wax crayons! They are designed to allow young children to color easily in large, wide strokes,  as they strengthen the tripod grip muscles and improve motor coordination. The muslin bag includes sixteen  1 1/4 x ¾ inch crayons. The colors are: red, green, blue, egg yolk yellow, black, brown, orange, purple, pink, grass green, sky blue, sunshine yellow, gray, tan, and peach.


eco friendly school supplies
  • Key Features

    • Made From Recycled Material
    • Kit includes: 1" Binder, 3-ring with boosters and elastic closure. Colors vary. Made from Oxo-biodegradable materials. PLUS A set of Page dividers with colored tabs - 5 pack - Made from recycled paper
    • Also Includes: Binder Combo pack, 150 Self Adhesive Notes, Recycled Paper assorted colors and sizes, 125 self adhesive strips
    • 3 retractable pens, medium tip, black ink and made from recycled milk cartons. Plus 10 pencils with erasers made from recylced newspaper


Onyx and Blue Sustainable Student School Supply Kit

This Sustainable Student School Supply Kit comes in an Eco-friendly reusable bag. Burlap linen makes it strong and durable. It has a jute cord drawstring closure. Kit includes a Stone Paper Notebook: 6"x 9", double metal side coil, 60 ruled sheets (120 pages). The pages of this notebook are made of stone, recycled from construction site debris. This product is made without wood, water or bleach, using ecologically friendly technology that changes crushed stones into sheets of  paper. The pages are waterproof, tear-resistant and recyclable. Kit also includes: 3 retractable pens, medium tip (1 mm), black ink, made from recycled milk cartons; 10 pencils with white eraser, made from recycled newspaper, round body, pre-sharpened, 3 recycled rubber erasers with paper sleeve in assorted colors, and  a double pencil sharpener with casing made from 100% bamboo.  The packaging is recycled, unbleached carton printed with soy-based ink.

eco frinedly school supplies
  • Key Features

    • Made of wood from managed forests
    • Long Lasting-dry highlighters don't leak

    • JUMBO sized (3/8 inch in diameter x 6 7/8 inches in length) and hexagon shape - comfortable to hold and use.

    • HIGHLIGHTER SET – includes 6 neon colors (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) and a JUMBO pencil sharpener.

Stubby Pencil Studio's Eco-Friendly Highlighter Pencils

Unlike most highlighters, which are a formulation of liquid ink or gel encased in plastic, these are made of wood from managed forests in Austria. Their natural finish allows for biodegradation so they won't add to landfills. These jumbo (3/8 inch in diameter x 6- 7/8 inches in length), long lasting highlighter pencils sharpen easily and won't crumble, bleed through thin paper, leak, or dry out. This set includes 6 neon colors; pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. 


eco friendly school supplies
  • Key Features

    • made from soft, flexible and durable cork
    • Can be used as pencil case, cosmetic bag, cell phone bag, coin bag and more!
    •  Zip closure on top
    •  Approx. 7.5” x 3.3” x 2.0" (19.0cm x 8.3cm x 5.0cm)

Boshiho Eco-friendly Pen and Pencil Case

Boshiho Eco-friendly Pen and Pencil Cases are made from soft, flexible and durable cork. Cork trees grow easily and quickly which allows us to make a wide variety of quality products from a renewable source. This bag is approximately 8.3" x 2.2" x 2.4" and has a zip closure on top.

Eco Friendly Back to School Supplies
  • Key Features

    • Make Slime and bond materials like paper, Wood, fabric and ceramics
    • Safe, Washable and non-toxic
    • No-run formula is adjustable before setting and dries clear
    • Smooth, classic white glue formula is perfect for making Slime at home or in the classroom!

Elmer's Glue Sticks

Elmer's glue is one of the most popular brands of glue, not only because of their large variety of products and dedication to quality, they're also cruelty free. Their glue is non-toxic and vegan, hence their mascot, "Elsie" the cow who appears on their labels.  This company is rich in history and continues to make a difference in the community with their kids in need foundation.

Eco Friendly Back to School Supplies
  • Key Features

    • Handles made from 70% recycled plastic
    • Handles infused with anti-microbial protection
    • Packaged with 80% post-consumer content
    • Manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty

Kleen Earth Scissors

Kleen Earth scissors by Westcott are made from recycled content. The handles are made from 70% recycled plastic. They are infused with Microban protection to inhibit the growth of bacterial odors. The stainless steel blades are durable and the ergonomic left and right grips make it so all students can go back to school with great scissors. 


eco friendly school supplies
  • Key Features


    • Great and fun gifts or party supplies! Eco-friendly non-toxic erasers.
    • All erasers are brand new in original bags.
    • Size approx. 1" x 1" (Some may be smaller or loner than 1")

Iwako Animal Erasers

Iwako Erasers are all eco-friendly and non-toxic. This set includes 20pcs animal erasers. Make sure to check out their other fun designs, like food shapes! 

eco friendly school supplies
  • Key Features

      • Made in the USA
      • Made with FDA Food Safe EVA.
      • It is PVC, BPA, Phthalate, Latex, and Lead Free!
      • They can be hand washed in warm/hot water with dish soap, or machine wash them in cold water, and are also top-rack dishwasher safe! Air or towel dry. 

Planet Wise Sandwich Bag

Planet Wise makes a conscience effort to support the local economy and reduce environmental impact. They carefully research raw materials and choose as many USA-made materials as possible. All their products are manufactured in a locally women-owned facility. We love this cute fox print, but they also have many other fun prints.

eco friendly school supplies
  • Key Features

    •  5 containers and 5 leak-resistant lids and an ice pack 
    • Lunch bag is fully insulated, has multiple compartments 
    • Bento box fits perfectly in the bag
    • Food Safe - No Lead, BPA, phthalates / Perfect for kids and adults on the go!

Bentology Lunch Bag and Box Set

Bento boxes are wonderful alternatives to bags. This translucent midnight blue Bento lunch box has 5 containers, 3 leak-proof lids, and an ice pack with a cute alien design. The bag is fully insulated, has multiple compartments and comes with a handle that makes it easy to carry. Bento box fits perfectly in the bag. Food Safe - No Lead, BPA, phthalates.

eco friendly school supplies
  • Key Features

    • Made in Colorado,
    • Built from up-cycled, vegan materials 
    • Wide adjustable shoulder strap.
    • Easy access front zipper pocket and organizer.
    • Velcro closure.
    • Reflective triangle.

Green Guru Messenger Bag

Crafted in Colorado, USA, from up-cycled, brightly colored nylon Fabric, 18 oz PVC waterproof tarp, street sign scrap, this awesome messenger bag is great for students of all ages. The hardware is made form nylon and metal hardware. This messenger comes complete with front zippered pockets, and waist belt, making it as comfortable as it is fun.

eco freindly school supplies
  • Key Features

    • Made in USA
    • Dimensions: 12"w X 19"h X 6"d
    • Materials: 1000d Cordura Fabric Outer With Coated Pack Cloth Liner.
    • Volume: 1368 Cu. In./22.4 L

Day Pack by Topo Designs

 Like all products by Topo Designs, the Day Pack is made in Colorado, USA. Rugged enough for the mountains, yet small enough for everyday school use.  This features a 1000D Cordura base for durability and a lightweight, water-resistant pack cloth upper with a cinch closure. Exterior zipper pockets allow quick access to smaller items, an inner laptop sleeve keeps computers secure, and two side pockets are great for carrying water bottles or extra gear which can be cinched tight with the side compression straps. The low profile backpack straps are backed with a padded mesh, include accessory D-Rings, and are compatible with Topo design's Sternum Strap.


We hope this list of eco-friendly supplies helps guide your back to school adventures! All of these wonderful brands have many other items we will review here at The Mindful Merchants website. Stay tuned for more upcoming featured items from these and other great companies!