I recently attended an event held by Staples at BlogHer 15. Staples was showing products that were designed by actual students. These items are some of the ones that I can’t wait to get.
Staples has partnered up for an inventive educational program offering middle school students the opportunity to help create and design school products that solve some of their everyday problems. The students ideas were then changed into actual products that are well-designed and very resourceful. These new school supplies have finally come to life and we got a chance to see them first hand.
Partnered in teams of 3, students surveyed, researched, analyzed competitors, and identified the problems in order to frame solution..
Students conceptualized their ideas for school products that met the needs they uncovered in their research to be presented to students, staff and Staples team members.
Staples’ product development team analyzed, interpreted and presented product concept sketches to the students.
The end result are the items pictured above. The students did a great job. If you would like to get involved or get your school involved check out the Designed by Students website.
Along with this initiative, Staples continues support education with its Me to We program. This is a an innovative social enterprise, to make more happen for education by supporting their educational partner, Free The Children. Available exclusively at Staples stores nationwide, each Me to We school supply purchased at Staples makes an impact that transforms a person’s life – from clean water to school supplies and health care.
The Me to We line of school supplies is made from eco-friendly materials with unique designs and ranges from backpacks and water bottles to binders, notebooks, dividers and more. Each product provides a specific life-changing impact; purchasing a Me to We backpack gives a student overseas school supplies, a notebook will provide medicine and the purchase of a water bottle ensures clean water for one week. Each of these impacts contributes to meaningful, sustainable change through Free The Children’s development projects, with the ultimate goal of empowering communities to end the cycle of poverty.
Check out some of the cool products at Me to We
Now for some great news you can win the following prize package from Staples:
Staples Teen Vogue Better Binder (1”)
o Assorted Teen Vogue designs available in our retail stores. Available for a limited time only-great for back to school! ($8.99)
· Designed by Students Big Props Pencil Case
o The Big Props Pencil Case is a combo pencil case and tech stand that stores, organizes and props up phones, books and mini tablets.
§ It’s homework time. Pens are scattered, your phone is on your lap with your fave study-time playlist (plus texts), and your books are cliffhanging off the kitchen table. Calm the chaos and bring it all together with a Big Props Pencil Case, a super-cool combo of pencil case and tech stand that props up phones, mini tablets and books, giving you more room to do your thing. ($7.99)
· Staples Fun Fruit Shaped Scissors
o Make scissor cutting fun with fruit-shaped scissors available in four shapes. ($2.00)
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You must leave a separate comment in the comments fields for each entry that you make to be entered. Giveaway starts today August 23, 2015 and ends August 31st. A winner will be announced on September 1st.