Back to School

Start your back to school shopping journey at SERRV. From fair trade backpacks and pencil pouches for students to unique classroom accents for teachers, you'll find the perfect handmade gift. Plus, you help us support artisans around the world as they send their children back to school through income earned for their handcrafted items.

Back to School for Students

Find a variety of dorm and back to school supplies for college students, handmade by global artisans. Our unique selection of handmade school bags, pencil pouches, and other on-the-go organizers are sure to become indispensable. Our Recycled Bottle Backpack, made from recycled plastic water bottles, is a fun and fashionable way to carry school books and papers across campus while supporting fair trade artisans in India. We also have one-of-a-kind Kantha Bags featuring colorful upcycled cotton sari and traditional kantha embroidery, perfect for electronics, pencils, makeup, or other organizing. Keep the dorm clean with a natural grass laundry basket, woven by skilled artisans in Bangladesh.

Back to School for Teachers

Decorate the classroom with fair trade! We carry ethically-made classroom and desktop storage options from around the world, made by hand from eco-friendly materials. Our colorful selection of handmade storage baskets are perfect for school supplies, papers, books, and more, and bring a splash of color to any shelf or reading nook. For keeping the desk neat and tidy, we have handmade desktop organizers, made from natural mango wood and hand-carved with unique, traditionally-inspired designs or accented with colorful, hand-painted ceramic. We also feature colorful wall art from Haiti, perfect for adding fun and whimsy to blank classroom walls. Or, string a handmade garland for instant interest and texture. From book and tablet stands to handmade waste baskets, we have fair trade for every teacher.

Need inspiration? Get started with our fair trade school supplies checklist, featuring global handcrafts for all your educational needs.