HfS or Hipsters For Sisters was founded by mother and daughter, Debra and Rachel Denniston; with the goal of liberating women from their excess baggage, while providing a sustainable option for their essentials. Debra (mother) came up with the idea for petite, hands free bags after years of dealing with the shoulder pain associated with heavy totes. She figured that if men could make it through their day with only the items they could fit in their pockets, women could too. Fanny packs provided just the right amount of storage for the essentials, unfortunately they were lacking in style. Debra decided to create a design of her own, not only did her daughters approve, but they wanted to join her in creating a company.
HfS designs and manufactures all of their bags in Los Angeles. While their focus is hands free they also create several convertible styles that can be worn at the hip or crossbody; as well as a commuter tote (perfect for your laptop or as an overnight bag). Their materials are one of my favorite aspects of the line, a combination of earth and animal friendly fabrics. Like the Pinatex Collection, the fabric is a vegan leather alternative made from pineapple leaves. The leaves are a by-product of the pineapple industry, a resource that might otherwise go to waste. Additionally, because they are a by-product they don't require extra land, water or other resources to grow. The Pocket Belt Bag featured in this article is part of the Pinatex Collection, the piece also includes an Eco-suede made from recycled plastic bottles. Check out their Materials page for a full list of fabrics used by HfS; they include recycled, deadstock, upcycled and other Eco-friendly options like hemp, organic cotton and cork.
HfS is one of those brands that ticks all the boxes, animal and planet friendly; local, ethical production and a commitment to giving back. 2% of the purchase price of every bag sold is donated to organizations that work to empower women and help preserve our planet. Check out their Community page to learn more about the organizations they support. Below are some shots of how I have been styling The Pocket Belt Bag In Pinatex.
Look 1 Pocket Belt Bag in Piñatex by HfS Collective, The Nico in Camel Linen by Sugar Candy Mountain, Orbit Studs in Red Jasper by I Like It Here Club. Look 2 Pocket Belt Bag in Piñatex by HfS Collective, Steven Alan dress purchased second hand alternative option here, Shu Studs in Malachite by I Like It Here Club, Alternative footwear option here. Look 3 Pocket Belt Bag in Piñatex by HfS Collective, Vintage top from Barnaby Jack, 70's Rigid Flare by Doen, Mary Jane Slipper by Doen.