As parents plan for the start of a new school and nursery year, most will invest in new backpacks, lunchboxes, bottles, stationery and more – to ensure their child is safe, comfortable and equipped. As the region’s most eco-aware children’s retailer, Eggs & Soldiers is attempting to make sustainable school kit more appealing, as well as rehoming used but useable items with families in need.
In its Back to School Swap Shop – which is running at the brand’s Dubai and newly launched Ras Al Khaimah stores until September 4th – Eggs & Soldiers is offering AED 20 of store credit to anyone bringing in one or more second-hand school items in working order. The family-run business, led by lifelong UAE-resident and mother of four, Sofi Chabowski, has teamed up with Heather Harries and her selfless pandemic-born community Stop & Help, who will ensure the used school supplies are gifted to local families in need.
“The AED 20 credit is really just a token gesture from Eggs & Soldiers, and perhaps a little push to get families thinking ‘we should do that’,” explains Sofi. “We are so grateful for the wealth of donations already received, and our parents are very happy to know the perfectly useable items their own children may have simply outgrown or become bored of, will be passed to children that need them. We also want to sway parents away from the largely plastic storage items that are promoted as children head back to school – instead offering them a discount on the more sustainable ones we’ve sourced for the stores.”
With education and community truly at its core, Eggs & Soldiers is devoted to offering parents ‘A More Natural Way’ to raise their family. Its Back to School range of products includes a wide selection of sustainable and chemical-free stainless steel bottles and lunchboxes, organic cotton backpacks, face coverings and hats, as well as natural sunscreen and stationery.
ABOUT EGGS & SOLDIERS:
Eggs & Soldiers is a UAE-born retailer with two UAE stores in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, plus an online shopping platform stocking international and locally-sourced baby, child and family-focused products offering ‘A More Natural Way.’ Set up by lifelong UAE resident and mother-of-four, Sofi Chabowski in 2014, Eggs & Soldiers proudly researches and personally tests the world’s most eco-aware diapers, carriers, furniture, feeding, bathing, teething, maternity and playtime equipment and family lifestyle products.