Are you ready for the perfect stocking filler? The latest addition to the Mini Hippo family, Petit Monkey backpacks are the school must-have that parents and children will love equally. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to these beauties on Christmas morning?!

From the Netherlands all the way to Australia – for the very first time – Mini Hippo is proud to present Petit Monkey: your new favourite backpack brand.

Creating fanciful home accessories and must haves for children, Petit Monkey’s collection is inspired by the colourful children’s universe and created in collaboration with famous illustrators. The results are beautiful prints and illustrations that speak to the imagination.

Designed with sustainability in mind, Petit Monkey backpacks are made with recycled PET bottles – yep, you read that right! – making them as sustainable as they are gorgeous.

‘But how?’ we hear you ask. We’ll tell you.

PET bottles are collected, recycled and shredded, before being spun into yarn to weave a 100% sustainable fabric called rPET. After a milky coating is added to the fabric (making it super easy to clean – winner!) it’s fashioned into products like these Petit Monkey backpacks.

Finally – beautiful children’s wear that doesn’t cost the earth.

They’re even available in two different sizes: the small, ideal for day care, primary school and travelling; and the large, which is perfect for older school kids.

With a two way up zipper for closing and large front and back pockets to keep your personal belongings safe, this backpack is made for adventure. Cotton-look handles and adjustable padded shoulder straps help children of all ages carry it themselves, and there’s even a padded back for extra comfort. A perfect sized backpack for school and for travelling.

What’s more, Mini Hippo has not one, but two Petit Monkey styles to choose from.


Deliciously Dutch, the nostalgic colourways invoke 70s warmth and memories of a simpler time. This classic design comes in three options – Cadmium Green, Grape and Inca Gold. Shop here.


Illustrated by Swantje Hinrichsen and English artist Rebecca Jones, these gorgeous designs offer something for everyone – you’ll be happy to sling this backpack over your arm when your child is ‘too tired’. There’s reflective 3M piping on the front and sides for added safety. Shop here.