School is cool: These are the trends for safety and fun in school products

With the coronavirus still around, going to school confronts children and teenagers with both everyday and new challenges. And nobody wants to go through another round of home schooling.

Stamps provide safety

In the upcoming cold seasons, it is more important than ever to prevent the transmission of any and all infections through frequent and correct hand washing. The Protect Kids Stamp by Colop playfully reminds them to do so. In the morning, kids stamp a symbol on the back of their hand and/or their palm with dermatologically certified stamping ink. The “virus monster” stamp then motivates the kids to regularly wash their hands. If they wash their hands often enough, the stamp should not be visible anymore in the evening, as it is washed off completely after about 5 times. 

To protect oneself and others, it is also important to be able to tell one’s own drink bottle, lunchbox, clothing and especially mask from those of others. With their Deine Dinge (Your Things) stamp, trodat offers a simple solution to decorate personal items with individual texts and motifs, thereby protecting against any possible mixing up of items. To do so, the stamp can be used on the material itself, or the enclosed iron-on fleece and labels can be used to do so as well. The textile ink is dermatologically tested and has been awarded the mark “very good”.

Well organized, and in a better mood for it

Notebook and calendar giant Häfft is celebrating its 30th birthday with an extra portion of fun products. The new homework booklets for primary school students have either an energetic cheetah, a romantic and dreamy horse, cool robot, or smart frog on the cover. The cult homework booklet Häfft 20/21 is again available with three different cover motifs and boasts an elaborately designed inside. The Häfft-Planer and Häfft-Planer Premium 20/21 with their plastic spiral, protective cover sheet and elastic band are especially popular with the older pupils. All the new Häfft booklets are focused on offering the best possible functionality in daily school life with their refined calendar, overview for school marks, exam planner, and study tables. In addition to that, the Häfft school calendars provide students with extra motivation with the help of fun stickers, hundreds of sayings, emojis, and great typography elements. All products are FSC-certified, are produced sustainably, and printed either in Germany or in the nearby European area, thereby eliminating unnecessary shipping routes.

The child-friendy and customisable school companion

Especially in elementary school, children should have a light and functional school bag. The new Unique by Lässig has an IGR certified ergonomic carrying system, weighs in at only 1080 grams, and is nevertheless very stable. It is sustainably made out of recycled polyester from old PET-bottles, which even is dirt and water repellent. Its smart features, including a rain cover, insulated front bag, integrated key finder and a fabric loop on the front to fasten clothing make everyday school life easier. The various reflectors on the front and sides increase visibility and the included removable patches and pendants provide options for personalisation. A soft pencil case, which also serves as a pen holder, a gym bag with reflectors and two closable front pockets, a breast pouch, and a pencil case equipped with accessories by the company Eberhard Faber are available in a matching design.

Best functionality, options for personalization and fun motifs ensure a successful and joyful school year for all kids, both little and big.

These new products and many more can be found in the Exhibitors & Products section.

Exhibitors and Products

About the author:

Gabriela Kaiser has been the owner of a trend agency since 2002, after working 6 years as designer for knitwear. She visits trade fairs as a trend scout and gives lectures there. She advises companies from industry and trade on upcoming trends and writes regularly for various trade magazines.

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