|Staples Introduces Designed by Students Collection to Meet Students’ Needs|
New Initiative Demonstrates Innovation, Problem-Solving and Entrepreneurship
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Students present their school supplies from Staples’ first-ever “Designed by Students” program, which gave students a chance to create and design school products that solve real-life problems, are displayed at
“Staples is empowering students to make more happen through research,
collaboration and entrepreneurial thinking,” said
The program provides an original, educational experience to students, with a curriculum designed to foster creative thinking and teach students about designing innovative products. Participating students defined the issues students’ face, researched products in the category, brainstormed to identify possible product solutions, built prototypes and pitched a final concept.
The Designed by Students products include exclusive folders, pencil pouches, backpacks, lunch bags, locker shelves and portable desks that all feature multiple uses. Available in multiple color combinations utilizing hot tones of grey, neon green, purple, pink, red, and blue, the Staples Designed by Students product line features:
The Big Pen: This colorful all-in-one writing instrument and
pencil case features interchangeable writing tips, zipper pocket for
small accessories, a built-in pencil sharpener and extra-large eraser.
Big Props Pencil Case: A pencil case in eye-catching color
combos, this pencil case not only stores multiple writing instruments
and accessories, but also props up most phones, small books and
Super Folder: The ultimate folder for getting super organized!
Available in super color-combinations, this multi-purpose folder
includes storage areas, a zipper pouch, clear pockets for class
schedules, a pencil sharpener, sticky notes and a writing pad.
Portable Desk: Do classwork anytime, anywhere with this colorful
portable desk with a smooth writing surface. Desk also includes interior
compartments for notebook and pencil storage and has a side slot for
headphones and power cords.
Tray Desk: Create a simple workspace with the Tray Desk featuring
an interior base that doubles as a dry erase board and smooth writing
surface. The Tray Desk includes inside mesh pockets for writing
essentials and a horizontal pocket to hold papers in place.
The Bag: Make taking lunch to school a cinch with The Bag which
includes a fork and spoon combo in a hidden compartment handle. Colorful
and made of dishwasher safe silicon material, it folds flat for
Accordion Bag: Get a backpack that flexes with your ever-changing
schedule. The Accordion Bag, available in popular color combos, expands
and shrinks when you need it and has plenty of pockets to keep
everything organized. It includes two padded compartments for tech
devices up to 15”, multiple pockets for accessory storage and a water
bottle. Secondary compartments with organization pockets are included
with key clips and expanded gusset for extra storage.
Back2Back School Bag: Tote school essentials in this
square-shaped school bag that provides wider storage space, water bottle
pockets, and a breathable and detachable compartment for additional
storage. Available in several color combinations, this bag also includes
two compartments for tech devices up to 15”.
Floating Locker Shelves: Add a pop of color and maximize locker
space! The Floating Locker Shelves in reversible hot color combos create
four triangular sections for storing school essentials.
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