EcoZoo Backpacks Great for Little Characters (+Giveaway)


My daughter started Pre-K this year, and it was a big step for us. While she had been to preschool before, the knowledge that this was pre-kindergarten reminded me that soon, my daughter will be old enough to attend regular school. Pre-K doesn’t require a whole lot of supplies, but I did want to get my daughter a backpack to carry her favorite stuffed toy and a change of clothes. EcoGear sent me one of their delightfully cute, organic EcoZoo backpacks to review, and I couldn’t have been happier!

The EcoZoo packs are the perfect size for a preschooler who has little to carry, but who still wants to feel like a big kid. My daughter got the puppy bag, shown at top, but it is also available as a panda, a pig and an elephant. The photos might give you the impression that the bags are made of cushy terry, but they are actually made of sturdy organic cotton canvas. The plush parts are actually pretty firm, which makes sense since they have to hold up to everyday use. The bag closes with a drawstring, and the face of the critter is on a flap that folds over the front.


My daughter loves her EcoZoo bag, and I’m definitely looking at the other backpacks offered by EcoGear for her older brothers. In fact, the bags for bigger kids are currently on sale for just $19.99, steeply discounted from $79.99 apiece. Find more great green back to school gear in my handy guide.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of organic cotton canvas & rope
  • Finished with non-toxic dyes
  • Has recycled plastic components and sustainable wood accents

Price: $29.99

Want to Win?

eco-giveawayOne lucky reader of Green & Gorgeous will walk away with an EcoZoo puppy backpack of their own. All you have to do to enter is visit the EcoGear site. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me something you liked or learned about the company that I didn’t mention above. It could be one of their products or a fact about the company. Anything you want. It’s that easy! You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, August 28, 2009.

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By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!


  1. Don’t enter me in the contest I just wanted to tell you that my daughter has the elephant backpack and loves it! This is a great company with really high quality packs! I am going to blog about this giveaway.
    .-= Lena´s last blog ..3 R Friday =-.

  2. I learned that EcoGear has a new line called the Recycle Series coming out soon, and the bags are made from recycled PET bottles!

  3. I like the CHINOOK bag for myself. It’s big enough to hold all my stuff, looks great and is organic and made w/non-toxic dyes.

  4. Thanks for the intro!This would be perfect for my little 4 year old kolby starting pre school! Like your little one,he thinks he is as big as his brother billy! This would be great for him…i was looking around and i guess i was most impressed with this..
    Instead of commonly used and chemical-emitting PVC, we-ve created bags coated with EPO, a health alternative. For our Ecotech line, we use this patented system, called Ecoweave (EPO), which creates virtually no risk to the environment or to human health. The benefits of Ecoweave include:
    • Toxic-free
    • PVC-free (i hate pvc!Why we ever started using this i dont know,and it is everywhere in our kids products!)
    • Chlorine-free
    • No dioxin, phthalates or heavy metals
    • Clean to recycle—creates H2O and CO2 when burned
    • Safe in manufacturing and consumer use
    Thank you for this wonderful contest! alwaysatryin*at*

  5. This is what I learned. “Our bagsare made with planet-friendly organic cotton, PVC-free materials, recycled plastics and toxic-free dyes and components. “

  6. I like that the bags are clean to recycle. I not only feel good buying them, but also laying them to rest. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  7. They have an ECO-TECH line of bags made out of their EPO fabric (Environment Pollution Omitting) which is a safe alternative to PVC! 🙂

  8. Their bags are coated with a system called Ecoweave(EPO), which carries no ozone-depleting chemicals. That’s really great!

  9. I like all their products but I especially like the Gorilla from the Kids Series. I like the fact that the products are not only ecofriendly but multifunctional also

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