Sustainable Travel Bags Created by a Fellow Perkins

For those of who you don’t know, my surname is Perkins.  When I came across the Hamilton Perkins Collection (HPC), I was excited to discover a fellow Perkins in the world also advocating sustainable fashion. I love exploring and travelling and eco-friendly travel gear has been on my mind.  My luggage is made up of […]

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Keepin’ cosy with Chilote Shoes

Along the lines of my recent posts highlighting ethical brands that I love, in this post I’m pleased to introduce Chilote Shoes, which makes outlandishly cosy (and sustainable) wool slippers.  I’m sitting in a drafty hotel lobby in Vail, Colorado typing this blog entry and wearing them right now. My last pair of slippers fell […]

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Zuri Collection – Brand Spotlight

Early this year, I was excited to encounter Abby, the founder of Zuri Collection, and discover her socially responsible business.  As you know, I enjoy finding clothing that is good quality, beautiful and also fair trade. Zuri Collection Zuri Collection’s journey started in 2013 during Abby’s time teaching in Tanzania.  She witnessed how hard it […]

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Slow fashion versus Fast fashion

It’s hard to keep up with the various types of fashion production within the garment industry.  It’s even harder to discern the ethical implications of the clothing you buy given the lack of transparency about manufacturing processes.  To ethical fashion advocates like me, it’s important to get it right.  More often than not, the ethical […]

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Shift to the Thrift

In this post, I will be discussing my love affair with second-hand clothing and listing my four favorite thrift stores in LA (aka charity shops to English folk). Thrift stores usually carry negative connotations.  They’re often viewed as dingy, dirty places stocked with other people’s rejects.  Why would you want to pay for other people’s refuse?  Many […]

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Leather – Love it or Leave it?

In this post, I’ll be discussing modern leather alternatives and my journey to embrace them. I was brought up to wear leather rather than leather substitutes and I understand why.  30 odd years ago, leather alternative clothing and accessories didn’t have a great reputation.  They usually didn’t last long, shoes were uncomfortable, and they weren’t […]

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