Back to School Must-Haves 2021

Back to School Must-Haves 2021

It’s that time again, Bowfish mamas—back-to-school! This busy time of the year can be super stressful, full of necessary class supplies lists, new extracurricular activities, and LOTS of carpooling. While we can’t help take your kids and their friends to soccer practice or dance class, we’ve definitely got you when it comes to your child’s back-to-school must-haves!

We’re counting down our favorite products for the back-to-school season of 2021. Read on to learn more about our best backpacks, apparel, and more!

 1. T-shirts from Tea Collection

Prep your little one for the new school year with brand new graphic tees from Tea Collection! The brand produces an array of unique merchandise, ranging from rompers to bodysuits and more. Their tees are especially easy to wear, typically featuring a fun animal graphic or floral print. Pair them back to some denim and sneakers for a look that’ll have your little one out the door (and looking stylish) in no time!

2.  Shoes by Native

Rock Salt Bling Jefferson (Toddler + Little Girl)

New sneakers are a must for a new school year! Native Shoes is dedicated to creating unique and comfortable footwear for girls and boys alike. Their shoes are water-friendly, vegan, and extremely lightweight. Styles range from the above shimmery Jefferson sneaker to slip-on styles and strappy sandals.


Shoes by People


That’s right—another great shoe brand dedicated to creating comfy, lightweight, and breathable shoes is People! People gives back to the community and is working towards a zero-waste future. Not only will your children love wearing them, but you can feel good about purchasing them.

3. Reusable Face Masks by Paige Lauren

 Paige Lauren Organic Soft Knit Face Mask

During these times of uncertainty, it’s best to always be prepared. Stay safe with our brand partner Paige Lauren’s reusable face mask—it’s super stylish, comfy, and comes in sizes for the whole family! Sizes range from mini to child to adult, which means you have the option to match your little one. Paige Lauren is dedicated to both ethical manufacturing and sustainable practices, so you can rest assured that your purchase is doing no harm to people and the planet alike.

4. Backpacks by Fjallraven

Re-Kanken Un Blue Mini Backpack

Fjallraven’s Kanken mini backpack is perfectly versatile—it fits both you and your child with its adjustable straps! It also ensures no back pain, and will even help you to stand up straighter with its innovative shape. The brand has been trusted for years as a go-to for backpacks. Their products are durable, functional, and some—like the above pack—are even sustainable. Bowfish also carries their full-size backpacks, in addition to the minis.

Backpacks by Herschel Supply Co.

Heritage Kids Sunset Daisy Backpack (Toddler + Little Girl) 

Herschel Supply Co. is another trusted brand that will surely have your little one’s back this fall! Their backpacks, as carried by Bowfish, come in various child sizes, ensuring the perfect fit for them. Their bags also come in all different colors and prints, from florals to Star Wars to polka dots! At a budget-friendly price point, these sturdy packs are ideal for your child’s upcoming school year.

In addition to being a go-to for backpacks, Herschel also carries lunch boxes, hip packs, diaper bags, and more. 

5. Pencil Cases by Herschel Supply Co.

Crosshatch Multicolor Case

Speaking of Herschel Supply CoBowfish also carries their pencil cases! Send your little one off fully prepared for the new school year with a pencil pouch. Herschel creates durable, cute options, as offered by Bowfish, that your little one will cherish. Just add pencils (and gel pens, and erasers, and stickers…)!

6. Lunch Bags by Fluf

Organic Cars Zipper Lunch Bag

Last, but certainly not least…lunch bags! A sturdy lunch bag is essential for going back to school, and our brand partner Fluf has got you covered. Their lunch bags are made of 100% organic cotton and feature the most adorable prints. Your little one is guaranteed to love their Fluf lunch bag just as much as the food you put in it!

Bowfish also carries Fluf snack packs that match perfectly to their lunch bags. Similarly, these are made of organic cotton as well and can take the place of plastic sandwich bags.

And there you have it– Bowfish has everything your kids need to go back to school confident, comfortable, and feeling stylish. We carry a range of products and aim to have something for everyone. Additionally, our brand partners provide trusted, durable options in unique prints and colors that you can feel good about purchasing.