Street Style: Hands-Free Hipsters

By Kestrel Jenkins

Rachel Denniston of Hipsters for Sisters 

Rachel founded Hipsters for Sisters with her mom and sister after discovering that it was hard to find a functional, hands-free bag that was also stylish and quality crafted. 

"It was my mother Debra's idea to start this company. She fell in love with the fanny pack when my sister and I were just toddlers. She used it to hold her keys and wallet, which enabled her to leave the diaper bag unattended as she ran around with us at the park. 

My sister Kate and I joined the business when we experienced the joy of being hands-free for ourselves. We thought if we could combine the hands-free functionality of a fanny pack with the sophistication and craftsmanship of a high-end handbag, we would have the best of both worlds." 

At Hipsters for Sisters, their mission is to liberate women from their baggage. They celebrate the joy of less and the inherent freedom you can experience by living life “hands-free”.

Belt Bag (by Hipsters for Sisters, handcrafted locally and sustainably in Los Angeles, USA using surplus fabric made of eco-friendly fibers such as hemp, cotton, and linen)
Romper (by Reformation, made locally and sustainably in Los Angeles, USA with surplus fabric)
Shoes (vintage)
Ring (by Tiffany Kunz, made locally in Los Angeles from reclaimed metal)
Sunglasses (by Stella McCartney, made from over 50% natural and renewable resources)



Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.


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