Travel Bags Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles
Pieces from the Hamilton Perkins Collection will save water and reduce carbon emission
Entrepreneur Hamilton Perkins was inspired to make a new travel bag when he was heading off for a trip and couldn’t find the right bag. The first version of the bag he created was leather, while he was inspired to use a more unconventional material for the second version: plastic. Now, the travel bags are created using discarded plastic bottles that are woven into canvas and then lined with recycled vinyl billboards.
Perkins wanted to create a product that mattered, and with the second version of his bag he developed a bag that reduces carbon emissions, saves water and create jobs in developing countries. Knowing that billions of plastic bottles are thrown away every year, Perkins wanted a way to raise awareness of the issue. His startup, a certified B Corporation called Hamilton Perkins, partnered with Thread International, a social enterprise that works with recyclers in developing countries.