Stormie Dreams in Joshua Tree

Until recently, I’d never been a fan of camping.  I like sleeping in a bed and showering every night.  With a bit of cajoling from my husband and the promise of seeing lots of wildflowers, I’ve now been backcountry camping in Joshua Tree twice.  In this post, I’ll share my experience at Joshua Tree National […]

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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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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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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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