JOY OF LESS
We celebrate the joy of less and the freedom inherent in living life hands-free. Our belt bags, designed to fit just the essentials, are a reminder of the ease of living a life of simplicity--a life filled with more experience, happiness, wholeness and joy in exchange for less stuff.
PREMIUM, SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
As a modern company, we believe it is our responsibility to take into consideration the welfare of our planet in the development of each of our products. We are committed to sustainability and source only the most innovative, animal and earth-friendly materials we can find.
MADE IN LOS ANGELES
Our belt bags are made at a small, family-run factory just a few miles from our office in Los Angeles. We know every person that cuts and sews our bags and feel good that we can help provide them with a fair, living wage in a safe, happy and healthy workplace.
HFS Collective (formerly known as Hipsters for Sisters) was founded in 2012 by mother-daughter team Debra and Rachel Denniston in Los Angeles, California. Since the beginning, they’ve sought out to create ethical and sustainable, hands-free bags inspired to liberate women from their baggage.
"Like most American women, I was educated to believe that my survival depended on the contents of a very large and beautiful handbag. However, once my youngest child was finally out of diapers, I desperately sought freedom from my heavy bag. The depth of my desperation was evidenced by the fact that I actually started wearing a fanny pack. While I loved the freedom it provided, I hated the way it looked and the ridicule it inspired, especially from my kids who begged me to hide it in the trunk when I picked them up from school. Worn down and out by societal pressure, I went back to allowing my big, bad, fashionable handbags to wear me for another ten years.
One day, as the chiropractor snapped my shoulder back into place, I decided that I was too smart to act this stupid. If men can get through their days with only the contents of their pockets, women can too. I went home determined to design a truly functional accessory that even my daughters would wear. When my daughters confessed that they not only liked the design, but actually wanted to participate in it's development, I knew we were on to something."