Earth Bags from Plastic Bottles

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Hamilton Perkins tells Tabi Jayne about turning plastic bottles into travel bags and t-shirts.

In this episode Tabi asks Hamilton about discovering plastic bottles could be turned into travel bags, creating opportunities for people in Haiti, why it is important for businesses to be mindful of their social and environmental impact and the biggest challenges faced in developing a sustainable and ethical brand.

Hamilton Perkins is the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, an e-commerce retailer, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.  Hamilton Perkins Collection has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Post, and Money Magazine.   

Prior to starting Hamilton Perkins Collection, Hamilton was an Investment Advisor at Merrill Lynch and, earlier, worked as an Analyst at Bank of America.   

If you liked this podcast try episode 34 where Kresse Wesling talked to Tabi about creating innovative products from decommissioned fire hoses.

 

Additional information

https://hamiltonperkins.com/ (enter the discount code earthself to get $10 off the price of an Earthbag)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESwySLVaDEk

“Earlier in our industry it was all about uniformity, brand, logos and looking like someone else. That’s how you knew you were cool… but now it’s turning more into individuality and expressing yourself from a unique perspective. With every bag having a unique billboard on the outside and on the inside, it gives every customer a chance to show they’re different and, at the same time, do something cool.”Hamilton Perkins
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