Back to school: it’s in the bag!
Back-to-school success in 5 easy steps!
At the end of August, beginning of September, the autumnal routine is slowly coming to an end and this also rhymes with an (expected) return to school! To get you in the mood, we’re sharing a few tips & products that will make the experience a little sweeter… in 5 simple steps!
1. A vegan & timeless bag
When classes start, it’s often the case that you need a new wardrobe + accessories! And if no one ever said that, it’s now done! To help you be at the top of your organization (and at the cutting edge of your look), don’t hesitate to choose THE bag that will accompany you throughout your learning days.
Here are a few tips to help you make a 100% winning choice:
Criteria to consider:
Practical as desired
We check the compartments, the different ways of carrying it (shoulder bag, convertible backpack, etc.), the comfort & above all, we opt for a classic & timeless color palette.
The right price
Although eco-responsible bags are currently the trend, we make sure to choose a quality model at a fair price, ideally from our beloved Quebec or Canada! #localshopping
Vegan leather without solvents, cork, recycled plastics, virgin cotton? So many options that are as good for the planet as they are for the unmatched durability of your handbag!
Easy to maintain
Most of our handbags can be cleaned with a damp cloth and warm water. We keep them in a dry and well-ventilated place for a longer life (and in the bag provided if possible when stored between seasons).
2. One (or more) eco-bottle(s)
Probably the hardest resolution to keep is to keep yourself well hydrated at all times. It’s pretty easy to do when you have some of the most efficient & adorable reusable cups, tumblers, bottles! We favor those with a large capacity or maybe even those with an infuser for tea, who knows!
3. Dynamic accessories
Enhance your daily life with our variety of accessories: polyester ice packs, snack bags in all practical sizes, decorative ball for your lunch box and much more! These little touches are sure to bring a smile to your face at lunchtime. Having lunch items that are as delicious as the meals you will find in them is a mission not to be missed!
4. The star: a stylish lunch box
Feel like spoiling yourself with a new lunchbox? It’s a good thing, because we have the cutest models in town in store (and on the web)! And since you’ll be using it a lot, why not treat yourself to an eco-friendly, sustainable & fashionable one? After all…you deserve it!
A little extra...
Okay, now that you’re ready to flash your lunch break finds, let us offer you some clever and relatively basic tips on how to become a real lunch guru!
Our time-saving lunch tips :
1- Encourage your kids to actively participate in meal preparation. A few extra volunteer hands won't hurt anyone, and your kiddos might even get to do some of the more redundant stuff you do, like chopping vegetables, rinsing fruit, or assembling the layered sandwiches, for example! There is something for everyone!
2- Equip yourself with ingenious transparent storage bins of various shapes and sizes to hold all your healthy snacking essentials. Accessible with a turn of the fridge, you don't have to look behind the mayo jar and open all the drawers to find a cheese stick, for example. You'll see, there's not much more satisfying than freshly stored food!
3- Try new recipes! The key to breaking out of the lunchbox monotony is clearly to reinvent yourself and dare to try new flavors + colors! Prepare protein mixes in large quantities for your croissants, pitas or baguettes or try new combinations for your seasonal salads! Personally here, we are slightly overusing the incredible mix of raspberries, walnuts, red onions, feta and grilled chicken from our colleague Roxane. We're still licking our fingers, by the way!