Back to School Essentials "Kitchens" Style
posted on July 26th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow
Sadly, another summer is going by fast for our kids (and parents) who are already thinking about making way back to school. Now’s the time to prepare for another successful school year, and with that comes the necessity for good food and tools for the food to travel in. Good food at Bristol Farms is a given, but I wanted to take this opportunity to show you some of the fantastic lines of food storage, backpacks, and lunch sacks that are just perfect for the school year, and now being offered in our kitchens department. With a focus on function, unique designs, and a great start-up story, here are a few of my favorite lines that I have sourced for our customers this year:
Based locally in Costa Mesa, Love Reusable Bags, Inc. was created by two good friends, Joe Rogers and Gary Crane. With a mission to offer innovative, fashionable, functional, and fun alternatives to the plastic bag and other disposable items, LOVE bags combined true function and long-lasting quality with a great fashion sense that resonates with today’s eco-minded consumers. Their products are designed to insure they are eco-friendly, washable, durable, affordable, and most of all, great looking! Prints are on-trend, fabrics are carefully selected for comfort, ease, and hand-feel, and the construction attention to detail is second to none.
LOVE bags also have a social conscience and has developed their “GIVE BACK SACK” campaign, where bags are donated to truly needy children when specific LOVE products are purchased. LOVE has donated thousands of bags around the world.
LOVE strives to offer truly unique and innovative products in this new “plastic free” world. Climate change is at the forefront of our minds and we continue to offer the consumer options to make their lives more “green” and keep their neighborhoods and oceans clean, while at the same time, looking fabulous doing it!
Oré Originals’ line of Sugarbooger® lunch totes and sacks, retro lunch boxes, snack containers, and silverware sets are a hit with kids and parents alike. The function and design of these products are genius! Zippee!® Lunch Totes have a durable cotton-canvas exterior treated with a waterproof coating and provide plenty of space for bulky items like reusable containers, drink boxes, and fruit. The main compartment lid zips completely open for easy packing, and the insulated, wipe-clean interior keeps food and drinks cold. The lunch totes feature an inside mesh pocket for silverware or an ice pack. They also come with an ID tag, soft carry handle, and an exterior pocket for additional snacks or smaller items.
The Classic Lunch Sacks feature full insulation, a hook-and-loop closure, interior card for ID information, and a convenient handle strap. The Good Lunch Snack containers keeps food fresh and tasty in a clear, durable, leak-proof, and safe container. Sized just right for lunches large or small, BPA-free, odor, stain, shatter, and scratch-resistant. Light, practical, and stackable for compact storage, Good Lunch® Snack Container Sets come in two convenient sizes to make snack-packing a snap!
Oré’s product inspiration has always been driven by real life. Being fresh out of college and juggling multiple design projects, founder Lisa Lowe let necessity become the mother of invention for the Living Goods™ line of home, office, and school organizational items, and the company was born. Next came Stanley, an English Bull Terrier that turned their lives upside down — in all the right ways – and provided the creative spark for the entire Oré Pet® line. Although Stanley is no longer with us, his legacy lives on as the Mascot Emeritus for Oré Pet®, and his likeness and the products he inspires can be found throughout the line. Then a little boy named Blue provided all the joy needed to launch the SugarBooger™ line of children’s products for kids, babies, and the people who love them.
The company is located in Long Beach, California, and operates out of a renovated 1930’s era industrial facility. Oré customers include national and international specialty retailers and eclectic, independent stores in the U.S. and abroad who cater to fun kids, people and pets all around the world.
Klip It by Sistema
We all care about what is best for our planet and our future generations. In addition, we want to send our kids to school and camp with a nutritious lunch and snacks in great containers that help to eliminate waste and keep our food nice and fresh! With this in mind, we found a perfect solution in the food storage line Klip It by Sistema. These food storage containers look great, stack nicely, and are perfect for back to school lunch solutions!
From drink bottles to lunch boxes, microwave mugs to kitchen storage boxes, everywhere Sistema containers are used people find a purpose that suits their lifestyle. This year, we are also offering Klip It bento boxes including great to-go containers, such as salad to go and yogurt to go.