With the long summer holidays now drawing to a close all over the UK, parents have been heading to the shops to kit out their kids to go back to school.
With everything from bags and books to shirts and skirts needed to keep up in the playground, The Big Issue Shop is packed with products that help to make learning easy. And it’s not simply items for kids to stuff in their schoolbags take to class here in Britain: the social echo of many of our products at The Big Issue Shop has the added bonus of giving a little back to ensure that children around the globe can enjoy some ‘education, education, education’ in more deprived areas of the world.
The importance of education is very much the lesson that Elephant Branded are hoping to teach the world, with their vintage-looking school bags and kit.
For every one of the ethically made bags or products that the company sell, a child in Cambodia receives a school bag or kit made out of locally sourced, recycled materials as part of the bargain.
James Munro Boon, Elephant Branded founder, said: “Education is not just about donating school books, it is also about giving local ladies the skills to start their own businesses and the opportunity to get themselves out of poverty.
“By supporting local ladies through the making of each bag and their children by providing school equipment, we hope to break the cycle and provide real long-term change for each family.”