Hamilton Perkins Bags

Hamilton Perkins is the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, a digitally native vertical brand, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. 


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

He has also served in a leadership capacity with various non-profit organizations and has been recognized for his volunteer work and service hours assisting low-income populations. 


He is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration and he earned his M.B.A. from William and Mary. 

The Hamilton Perkins Collection manufactures uniquely-designed, eco-friendly travel bags handcrafted by Haitian artisans from recycled plastic bottles and billboards. HPC bags are trendy and sophisticated, with bold pops of colors inside each bag from the one-of-akind lining made of recycled vinyl billboard art. 

Hamilton Perkins Collection was born out of a simple necessity: The need for affordable designer bags that look good, perform well, and make a difference. 


Similar to many travelers in the world we had trouble finding a socially conscious bag that met our basic needs in a practical and responsible way. We researched the industry and found that most options were average quality. The majority of the bag makers maintain low prices with high levels of secrecy around how they achieve it. Other bags are excellent quality and cost way too much for the price. What is available to the modern traveler looking to find purpose in every journey? We founded Hamilton Perkins Collection to be an alternative for travelers on the go. 

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. We address these issues by partnering with organizations like Thread to turn trash into fashion with every bag we sell. 


Who says style can’t have purpose? From bottles to bags!

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26 Jul 2017

By Hamilton Perkins