Bixbee: Backpacks & Accessories that Fly, Sparkle & GIVE!

Finally! Backpacks specifically designed for kids with a social mission.
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Luis Garcia
Design
San Francisco, California
United States
2 Team Members

The Story

The idea for my give-back backpack company materialized in 2010 when I hopped on a plane to spend four-and-a-half months traveling and volunteering with kids in developing countries.

After a two-decade career designing products for luxury beauty brands (including Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and Sephora), I wanted to do something more impactful with my life.

That something came after spending time in schools and orphanages in some of the world’s poorest countries – Tanzania, India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

At an orphanage in India, I handed out pencils to a classroom of excited students. Their immense gratitude for something so simple blew my mind. Throughout the course of my journey, I realized that the children I met are like millions of others around the world. They are eager for an education but lack basic supplies. I returned to San Francisco determined to help so I switched career paths and put my background in product development to use.

Bixbee - "The Brand"

We launched Schoolbags for Kids in 2011 with a line of spectacular backpacks for kids. Moms couldn’t resist our adorable and ergonomic designs—and we were an immediate hit with the Mommy Bloggers and press too (Today Show, Huffington Post, Parents, even Wired featured our backpacks in their recent 2012 Holiday Gift Guide).
Now, with a little re-branding, a few design tweaks and some fantastical collections we want to introduce the Bixbee brand but WE NEED YOUR HELP TO LAUNCH! The funds raised will help to manufacture and market the new Bixbee line. The more backpacks we sell, the more schoolbags with supplies we donate.

Our products have been featured in:

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Unique Horizontal Design

Recent studies have shown that 64% of kids suffer from back pain, in most cases due to overloaded or ill-fitting backpacks. Our patent pending, ergonomic design keeps the weight of the backpack at waist level and allows for easy reach of books and supplies. Several compartments keep items well-organized and allow weight to be evenly distributed throughout. Our backpacks are lightweight at only 2 lbs (1 kilo), alleviating any extra load. Made with rugged 600-denier polyester, they are water-resistant and built to last.

Kids come in all different sizes, so we believe that backpacks should too! That’s why we offer both large and medium sizes on all backpack styles. Flyer backpacks come in size small and are perfect for a preschooler or kindergartner.


Features

One Here One There

Signature

Sparkalicious

Flyers

 

Large Size Backpack: 15” wide x 6” deep x 12” high - Recommended for kids over 4 ft tall
Medium Size Backpack: 13” wide x 5” deep x 11.5” high - Recommended for kids between 43”-49” tall
Small Size Backpack: 12” wide x 4” deep x 9.5” high – Recommended for kids between 36”-42” tall

All Bixbee products are tested Lead, Phthalates and PVC free 

 

 The PERKS! 

T-Shirt Art

After selecting a perk, please let us know which items you would prefer (style, color, size) by leaving us a comment.

 

The Team

The Team

Here at Schoolbags for Kids headquarters we each wear several hats, so our responsibilities change day to day. We’re a small yet talented and tenacious group committed to offering a high quality product with a passion to help those with less achieve more.

Video Credit: Christian Amundson
Graphic Facilitator: Giselle Chow 
Photo Credit: Michelle Jones

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$3,005USD
raised by 41 people in 25 days
5% funded
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$56,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on June 23, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Thank You from Bixbee

    You'll receive an email from Bixbee himself to Thank YOU for your support!

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $15USD
    Mini Schoolbag Clip On

    One of the best ways to show your support for the Bixbee brand and the One Here. One There. mission. Free shipping in the USA, $10 to ship outside the US.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30USD
    Bixbee Tote or T-Shirt

    This inspiring art features Bixbee on his way to delivering the tools kids need to learn. (Indiegogo Exclusive) Large size men's T, Large size women's T available. Free shipping in the USA, $20 to ship outside the US.

    10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    Bixbee Backpack

    Your choice of a Bixbee Backpack for your favorite kid. Choose from Large or Medium sizes in Signature, Sparkalicious or Flyer styles (small only). Free shipping in the USA, $30 to ship outside the US.

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $75USD
    Bixbee Backpack & Lunchbox

    Your choice of a Bixbee Backpack and Lunchbox for your favorite kid. Choose from Large or Medium sized backpacks in Signature, Sparkalicious and Flyer styles (small only). (Turquoise lunchbox not available) Free shipping in the USA, $35 to ship outside the US.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    Bixbee Family Pack

    1 Bixbee T-Shirt, 1 Bixbee Tote and your choice of 1 Bixbee backpack. Choose from Large or Medium sizes in Signature, Sparkalicious or Flyer styles (small only). Free shipping in the USA, $40 to ship outside the US.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $150USD
    Bixbee Family Deluxe Pack

    1 Bixbee T-Shirt, 1 Bixbee Tote, Your choice of a backpack and lunchbox and 3 mini schoolbag clip ons to show your support. Choose from Large or Medium size backpacks in Signature, Sparkalicious or Flyer styles. (small only) Free shipping in the USA, $45 to ship outside the US.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $150USD
    Sparkalicious Explosion

    1 Sparkalicious backpack (Large or Medium size), 1 Lunchbox, 1 Large Duffle, 1 Small Duffle, 1 Purse and 1 Wristlet. Choose from Sparkalicious Pink, Purple or Turquoise. (Turquoise lunchbox not available) Free shipping in the USA, $50 to ship outside the US. Let us know which items you would prefer by leaving us a comment.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $200USD
    Bixbee Deluxe BIG Family Pack

    1 Bixbee T-Shirt, 1 Bixbee Tote, 2 backpacks, 2 lunchboxes and 4 mini schoolbag clip ons to show your support. Choose from Large or Medium sized backpacks in Signature, Sparkalicious or Flyer (small only) style backpacks and lunchboxes. (Turquoise lunchbox not available) Free shipping in the USA, $70 to ship outside the US. Let us know which items you would prefer by leaving us a comment.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $300USD
    You Give, We Give

    5 large Bixbee backpacks sent to an organization of your choice in your name. We will match your contribution by donating an additional 5 “One There” schoolbags with supplies to kids in need through one of our partner organizations. (Only black Bixbee Backpacks available for this perk) You will also receive a Bixbee T-shirt or Tote for you to keep. Free shipping in the USA, International Shipping TBD.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $500USD
    You Give More, We Give More

    10 large Bixbee backpacks sent to an organization of your choice in your name. We will match your contribution by donating an additional 10 “One There” schoolbags with supplies to kids in need through one of our partner organizations. (Only black Bixbee Backpacks available for this perk) You will also receive a Bixbee T-shirt or Tote and a mini clip on for you to keep. Free shipping in the USA, International Shipping TBD.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Class in Session

    25 large Bixbee backpacks sent to an organization of your choice in your name. We will match your contribution by donating an additional 25 “One There” schoolbags with supplies to kids in need through one of our partner organizations. (Only black Bixbee Backpacks available for this perk) You will also receive a Bixbee T-shirt or Tote and a mini clip on for you to keep. Free shipping in the USA, International Shipping TBD.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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