Travel Better Blog
Act For Impact
The Origin Story
WHY: Single-use-plastics frequently do not make it to a landfill or are recycled. Go for a bag that recycles a yard worth of recycled materials!
Get two bags in one (backpack + duffle) with this convertible backpack made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled billboards. Each bag is unique but is of a similar style to the displayed photos.
Note: each bag is made from recycled billboard materials that will crack and wear a bit with usage, and, are each unique in their color and pattern – it’s all part of the charm!
— OR —
Designed with the traveler in mind. This convertible bag is a duffle and backpack all rolled into one! Each bag is made from recycled plastic bottle fabric and recycled vinyl billboards.
Hamilton Perkins makes their Earth Bags out of recycled plastic bottles and billboards. The bags take about 16 bottles to make and each bag is lined with about 1 yard of vinyl from actual billboards.
The B-Corp certified company has partnered with Thread International and Ad agencies to help clean up parts of the world that need it the most by collecting billboards at risk of being tossed in landfills from Virginia, Oregon, and everywhere in between the east coast and west coast.
Perkins 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.
To date, they Hamilton Perkins has recycled 1 square yard of billboard for every bag sold.
Sign up to hear about future products, services, events, and offers.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices the user makes (such as username, language or the region the user is in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to provide services the user has asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track the user’s browsing activity on other websites. These cookies are also called technical cookies.
These cookies allow the user to access the site with certain general features which are predefined according to a number of criteria in the user’s terminal (e.g., language, type of browser, regional settings). These are used to recognize a user when you return to a website. These cookies enable us to personalize content for a user and remember preferences.
These cookies allow us to better understand how our users interact with our website. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website when they are using it. These cookies help us improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We can use these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with our users and where we may need to make improvements.