Hamilton Perkins Collection

Bags/Luggage

Norfolk, Virginia

United States

hamiltonperkins.com

About Hamilton Perkins Collection

Before Hamilton Perkins Collection turned recycled plastic bottles into bags, founder Hamilton Perkins had a personal problem. Perkins struggled to find a bag that was unique, transparent, and equipped to have an impact.

Most bags are one-dimensional and don’t give the traveler the option to choose the version most suitable for their current travel experience. The Hamilton Perkins Collection Earth bag is an all-in-one bag that converts into a backpack or duffle bag. Each bag's lining is different, each bag is unique.

With every bag sold starting at $95, Hamilton Perkins Collection and its customers reduce waste levels, cut carbon emissions, conserve water - and create jobs.

As a B Corporation, we can clearly articulate the difference we make to our partners, customers, and industry. As we deploy our skills in the social entrepreneurship space, B Lab helps us measure and scale the impact that we have with our stakeholders and the environment.

The Change We Seek®

Plastic can take hundreds of years to biodegrade and decompose. Millions of tons of plastic flow into the oceans every year. Some call it the “Plastic Age” that we are living in. Experts hypothesize that if no substantial waste reduction strategy is implemented by year 2100 we could see “Peak Waste” levels around the planet.

At least 100 billion dollars is spent annually in the global luggage and accessories market. There are a minimal number of companies that fundamentally serve in a leadership capacity to manifest social change by serving their customers.

Hamilton Perkins Collection set out to design and re-engineer classic travel accessories, building them from the ground up to give. Hamilton Perkins Collection represents an entrepreneurial journey that empowers people in developing nations and local communities while advancing the definition of ethical fashion.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

22
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

86
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

10
6
Overall B Score
118
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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