Giving Compass' Take:

• Grant Trahant at Causeartist talks with Hamilton Perkins, the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, a certified B Corporation, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of sustainability and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

• What are the effects of having more ethical fashion brands? Are there opportunities for philanthropists and B Corp leaders to combine their efforts? 

• Learn about these women who care about sustainable fashion. 

In 2014, Hamilton Perkins founded the Hamilton Perkins Collection producing unique and award winning bags and accessories from recycled plastic water bottles, pineapple leaf fiber, and billboard vinyl. The result is that no two bags are ever the same.

Hamilton was the winner of the Virginia Velocity Tour hosted by the Governor of Virginia, and the recipient of a HUD Community Development Block Grant. The non-profit B Lab honored Hamilton Perkins Collection as a “Best for the World Overall” B Corporation in 2017. Hamilton Perkins Collection has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Money Magazine, The Washington Post, and named to ourSocial Entrepreneurs To Watch For In 2017.

The brand is currently sold in nearly 100 leading department stores and specialty stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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

Read the full article about sustainable fashion by Grant Trahant at Causeartist.