GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Going back to school isn’t what it used to be. It’s not just about packing enough number two pencils. The experts say fall 2015 back to school fashion is all about bold innovation paired with style that turns function into fashion.
Tax-free weekend kicks off August 7 to 9 and according to the National Retail Association’s survey families are expected to spend more on school supplies compared to last year. In 2014, total spending for back-to-school and back-to-college shoppers reached $75.9 billion with the average family spending $669.28 on their children.
One student said he came up with a product called The Big Pen Pencil Case after coming up short for a pencil in class. The case has interchangeable tips for a highlighter, pencil and pen as well as a pencil sharpener and eraser. It also hold pens and pencils.
A left-handed student said he was frustrated because the rings on the binders always hurt his arm while he was doing his homework. He came up with a super tri-folding design that includes a zipper pouch, post it notes and places to put papers.