You are why we do what we do
How you helped Wander Often become a reality
We are thrilled that everyone who uses our journals and bags, knows they are getting an authentic Wander Often product, ready for any adventure!
Wander Often CEO
Before I created Wander Often, I didn’t even know about the beauty of bookmaking. I took a class and I was hooked! I loved the simplicity of hand bound journals.
Then one day my first baby was born and I needed a creative outlet.
I started selling journals at a local market and got such a great response! The canvas bags came about shortly after, I have always loved the outdoors and wanted a versatile bag that I could use to run errands, go to festivals, and out on a hike.
I never thought about making it into a business, it was just something I loved doing. Finding handmade papers, gorgeous leather, dying fabrics and coming up with new color combinations was so much fun.
Then I decided there were other people who love the idea of traveling with their own hand-bound journal and one of a kind bag.
I set out to create the most useable journals and bags for the most authentic, everyday adventurous people around.
No surprises, the road was more difficult than I imagined.
The leather was expensive and tricky to find what I wanted. The bags had their own challenges, with finding good hardware and making sure they were built to last.