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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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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Reusable shopping bags

We’re all aware of the merits of the reusable shopping bag.  Using them helps preserve natural resources, prevents air pollution and protects our oceans and the sea creatures that inhabit them. I considered shocking you with images of animals entangled in plastic bags or a video where a sea turtle needs a plastic straw tweezered from his […]

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Wood watches by JORD

A little while ago, I was approached by the American watchmaker, JORD, to review one of their sustainably produced watches.  I’ve been interested in ethical fashion for a number of years now, which has come a long way from scratchy hemp shirts. They’re far less scratchy. So what makes these watches so special and sustainable? The manufacturing […]

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