Research shows that millennials are willing to spend more money on a product that lasts and is sustainable, than just go for the cheapest option. I love that our generation is conscious. From the Women’s March this past weekend, to the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, we are proving to marketing companies and entrepreneurs that what we purchase must have meaning behind it. We want to change the world. Hamilton Perkins Collection is a new accessory line that is doing it right. Made out of 100% recyclable plastic bottles, HPC sells the world’s first impactful and transparent “Earth” bags.
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. HPC is addressing these issues by turning trash into fashion. Besides being socially conscious, the bags are also moderately priced. The one featured here is only $97, the price of a standard backpack, yet it’s more durable and has a lesser impact on the environment.
The bags are lined with repurposed billboard vinyl, so each one has a unique print. I used mine as a gym bag, but it’s the perfect size for a weekend get-a-way. I also used it the other day to pack clothes for a shoot I modeled in.
What’s featured here is their “lite” version of the bag. If you want to take it up a notch, their “premium” Earth bags are convertible. It’s a duffle bag and backpack all in one. Click here to check it out.
As a fashion design major, we’re being taught in all of our classes the importance of sustainable design. So, I am all about style with a purpose. This is definitely a purchase I’d say is worth investing in.