Repurpose has created a stylish and sturdy all-purpose backpack out of 100% recycled material from old plastic bags. A Repurpose schoolbag is a recycled schoolbag that charges up during the day and transforms into a light so that children can study when they get home. Attached to the top is a small solar panel that’s capable of capturing the sun’s energy while children walk to school. When they arrive back home, the bag is capable of powering a small lamp for up to 12 hours so that they can complete their studies at night.
Repurpose works with no-fee schools that lack basic supplies, as well as ‘giving partners’ who are willing to fund the creation and delivery of the backpacks. After making a match, the schools are able to place orders to get the right sizes and quantity of bags for their pupils.