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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

Sep 20, 2017

FACT. In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day. The average American throws away 185 pounds of plastic every year. It can take anywhere from 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade. Instead of saying "Oh man, those statistics are staggering... someone should really do something about that...", Hamilton Perkins, the founder and president of Hamilton Perkins collection actually decided to DO something about that. They create amazing, stylish, and functional designer bags from recycled plastic bottles and repurposed billboard vinyl. Hamilton and I had the BEST conversation... (spoiler alert: my husband said this is his favorite episode to date... and that's saying something!!) You will definitely learn something and be inspired by our conversation!


Hamilton Perkins is the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, an e-commerce retailer, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Hamilton Perkins Collection has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Post, and Money Magazine.  Hamilton Perkins Collection has hosted trunk shows at Bloomingdale’s and was the winner of the 2016 Virginia Velocity Tour business pitch competition hosted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.   

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.

Hamilton is also a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post.  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.


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