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Each bag is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles and lined with vinyl from repurposed billboards.
Each bag is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles and lined with vinyl from repurposed billboards.
Each bag is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles and lined with vinyl from repurposed billboards.
150 backers pledged $22,872 to help bring this project to life.

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Hamilton Perkins Collection: From Plastic Bottles to Bags

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 OUR BRAND

Hamilton Perkins Collection is a certified B Corporation®, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.  Each bag is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles and lined with vinyl from repurposed billboards. Each bag is different, each bag is unique.

TURNING PLASTIC BOTTLES INTO BAGS

Our bags are the perfect pick if you’re looking for the right blend of function and style.

1. Recycled Plastic Bottles - Hamilton Perkins Collection Earth bags are the world's first impactful and transparent bags: made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. 

2. Repurposed Billboards - The Hamilton Perkins Collection Earth bags are lined with repurposed billboard vinyl. Each bag's lining is different, each bag is unique. 

3. Design, transparency, and impact - Hamilton Perkins Collection bags reduce waste levels, cut carbon emissions in the environment, and conserve water.

An image of the Earth Bag Lite
An image of the Earth Bag Lite

 

Lined with reclaimed billboard vinyl
Lined with reclaimed billboard vinyl

 

Constructed of recycled plastic bottles
Constructed of recycled plastic bottles

 

Designed in the USA
Designed in the USA

 

Made in the USA
Made in the USA

 

Have a question? Email us at info@hamiltonperkins.com
Have a question? Email us at info@hamiltonperkins.com

 

Made with 100% recycled plastic bottles
Made with 100% recycled plastic bottles

  

An all-in-one bag
An all-in-one bag

 

Spacious compartment fits a 15 inch laptop
Spacious compartment fits a 15 inch laptop

 

Convenient 3-way zippered compartment
Convenient 3-way zippered compartment

 

Fitting for business or casual settings
Fitting for business or casual settings

 

An image of the Earth Bag Premium | Ideal for commuting and travel
An image of the Earth Bag Premium | Ideal for commuting and travel

 

Approx: 20 in. x 11 in. 10 in.
Approx: 20 in. x 11 in. 10 in.

 

Made in the USA
Made in the USA

 BUILDING A BETTER BAG

We had trouble finding a backpack that could meet our basic needs in a practical and socially responsible way. Most bags are one-dimensional and don’t give the traveler the option to choose the version of their bag that could make their life easier when traveling.

The Hamilton Perkins Collection Earth bag is an all-in-one bag that converts into a backpack or duffle bag. The Earth bag features a 3-way zippered compartment that allows easy access to laptops, books, and travel documents. The Earth bag affords the traveler convenience, allowing more time to make friends, and to look good while doing good.

With every bag sold starting at $95, Hamilton Perkins Collection and its customers reduce waste levels, cut carbon emissions, conserve water - and create jobs.

When you buy our bags we conserve water
When you buy our bags we conserve water

 

When you buy our bags we cut carbon emissions
When you buy our bags we cut carbon emissions

 

When you buy our bags we reduce waste
When you buy our bags we reduce waste

 

When you buy our bags we create jobs
When you buy our bags we create jobs

 

When you buy our bags you make a difference
When you buy our bags you make a difference

DESIGN

Design and function are two driving forces behind our product line. Our approach to design has been customer-centric from day one. We take pride in coming to the industry from the customer’s point of view first and taking it upon ourselves to be the change we were seeking. We prototype and ideate to find what works for the traveler and what doesn’t.

We get excited about making something that doesn’t exist and seeing it bring change and make a difference. It’s about people for us and when they trust us to design the bag that they carry we don’t take the opportunity lightly. Our level of care sets us apart in a market where there are so many options to choose from.

Earth bag sketches from 2015
Earth bag sketches from 2015

 

Includes design input from family, friends, and early customer surveys
Includes design input from family, friends, and early customer surveys

 

Ground to Good canvas Powered by Thread
Ground to Good canvas Powered by Thread

 

How your bag is made
How your bag is made

 

Converts into a duffle bag or backpack
Converts into a duffle bag or backpack

  

Each bag's lining is different
Each bag's lining is different

 

Each bag’s lining is unique
Each bag’s lining is unique

 

Holds USB's, pens, highlighters, etc.
Holds USB's, pens, highlighters, etc.

  

Built to last stitching and assembly
Built to last stitching and assembly

 

Features concealable backpack straps
Features concealable backpack straps

 

Durable reclaimed billboard vinyl lining
Durable reclaimed billboard vinyl lining

  

For the creative traveler
For the creative traveler

 

For the business traveler
For the business traveler

 

For the modern traveler
For the modern traveler

 

 Hamilton Perkins Collection was born out of a simple necessity: the need for affordable designer bags that look good, perform well, and make a difference.

Similar to many travelers in the world we had trouble finding a socially conscious bag that met our basic needs in a practical and responsible way. We researched the industry and found that most options were average quality. The majority of the bag makers maintain low prices with high levels of secrecy around how they achieve it. Other bags are excellent quality and cost way too much for the price. What is available to the modern traveler looking to find purpose in every journey?

We founded Hamilton Perkins Collection to be an alternative for travelers on the go.

We broke down the traditional walls of the retail industry and invited customers to share their comments and thoughts with us. We interviewed 1,000 travelers to start new authentic relationships and they told us how we could best serve their needs when re-engineering a classic travel bag.

Most brands look at philanthropy and giving as an afterthought but we see it as an essential part of running a business today.  

In collaboration with our workshops and suppliers, we committed to supporting fair wages and delivering value to less developed nations by sourcing raw materials that divert plastic bottles, save water, add revenue, create jobs in parts of the world that need it the most. We track our progress and submit to rigorous third party review to ensure accuracy and accountability.  

Billions of plastic bottles are thrown away each year. The average person throws away as much as 180 pounds of plastic in 365 days. It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade. We address these issues by partnering with organizations like Thread, to turn trash into fashion with every bag we sell.

Who says style can't have purpose? From bottles to bags!

-Hamilton Perkins Collection

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CONNECT WITH US

Instagram.com/hamiltonperkins 

Twitter.com/hamiltonperkins

Facebook.com/hamiltonperkins

Pinterest.com/hamiltonperkins 

Snapchat: hamiltonperkins

Risks and challenges

We set a goal to crowd fund a bag that delivered value and made a positive impact on the world. We researched the manufacturing options and implications of our raw materials and found that the world’s backyard would be plentiful with all that we needed to promote our project and ultimately offer a fairly priced item.

We have consulted with experienced mentors, business coaches, and experts in the social innovation arena for advice. We feel confident to take action and make strides towards our vision of being a responsible social enterprise that delivers for our backers and stakeholders. We intend to keep you informed of our progress throughout this project.

We even became a Certified B Corporation in the process. We now join forces with a community of more than 1,700 companies in the world with one unifying goal of redefining success in business.

Keep up with our progress on Snapchat (Username: hamiltonperkins) for behind the scenes news and updates. Feel free to reach us by email at info@hamiltonperkins.com if you have any questions.

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    Welcome to our community!

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    Earth Bag Lite (Duffle Bag)

    Earth Bag Lite
    (Color: Natural, Black, Navy, Green, or Burgundy)

    - Constructed of recycled plastic bottles
    - Durable reclaimed billboard vinyl lining
    - Built to last stitching and assembly
    - Made in the USA
    - Approx: 18 in. x 10 in. 9 in.

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    Earth Bag Premium (Convertible Backpack)

    Earth Bag Premium
    (Color: Natural, Black, Navy, Green, or Burgundy)

    - Constructed of recycled plastic bottles
    - Durable reclaimed billboard vinyl lining
    - Built to last stitching and assembly
    - Made in the USA
    - Approx: 20 in. x 11 in. 10 in.

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    Premium Stakeholder's Package

    Meet the Founder + Earth Bag Lite + Earth Bag Premium
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    Dinner will be held in Virginia after the campaign is finished. Includes one night stay at a top hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.

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