Meet The Owner and Founder
My name is Christian and I am a Peruvian transplant living between Lima, New York, and Los Angeles. Not long ago, I decided to make a hiking backpack that was very “me.” And this ended up being one of the backpacks you see on this website: The Wanderer.
Growing up in Peru, I have always found Andean culture fascinating: Always adapting and surviving in the midst of challenges. These expressions appear everywhere: in small accessories, textiles, jacket patches or completely unique products like the intricate design on chocolate bar packaging – descriptively Andean and handmade.
This may not sound impressive right away. But we have to remember that Andean Culture, like Native American culture, has been pushed aside for a long time. And yet, it always finds ways to come back to life stronger and bolder than ever before. Nothing says “indestructible” like hundreds of years of actively fighting oblivion!
Its resilience makes it beautiful.
That’s why we want our textile accents to bring this rich Andean life, culture, and history to the forefront of hiking and outdoor activities.