It’s almost time to say farewell to summer and ship the kids (and yourselves) back to reality.
This time of year is a peak shopping period—necessarily because zips break, feet grow and pens run out of ink—but that can feel a bit squirmy for those of us trying to live more sustainably. Enter Parkland, which specializes in bags and accessories with exterior fabric made from recycled plastic. Each of the brand’s stylish backpacks is made from 12 plastic bottles, and you can also find duffles, totes, lunchbags and Little Monster Kids’ mini backpacks, in a range of designs from kitsch to classic. Perhaps best of all, everything comes with a limited lifetime warranty so you won’t end up buying another backpack next year.
Parkland is holding its first pop-up at 1494 Old Bridge Street in Vancouver's Granville Island until August 13th, 2019. Swing by to check out a curated selection of the fall 2019 collection, including new prints, backpacks and accessories, and a litter-less lunch kit. —Aileen Lalor
Win! A Parkland Prize Pack!
We have a winner! Congratulations Aarone M. of Calgary, who won a Parkland prize pack, including a beautiful backpack!