Why we wander, light
Wanderlight aims to make travel better – for you and for our planet.
Every year, billions of bags are checked onto planes and lugged across countries, with you and the environment paying the price. Extra carbon is emitted to keep your bag moving, while your time, money, sanity, and often bags themselves, are lost along the way.
We believe that packing less is the simplest and most effective way of improving your travel experience while reducing your environmental impact. That’s why we are devoted to creating the highest quality travel goods that are durable, versatile, light and compact.
From sunny beach days to backpacking across Europe, Wanderlight helps you see and appreciate the world – without the extra baggage.
How we got started
It all started when a former Biology student turned full-time wanderer. Backpacking to over 60 countries, our founder Alex soon recognized the benefits of traveling light. Ditching the heavy suitcase, she was free to roam to her heart’s content, saved time and money not checking bags, and was able to reduce the carbon footprint of her travels. It was a rewarding feeling like never before and she wanted to share that with the world.
With a goal of inspiring others to travel lighter, she found the selection of travel gear to be...well, less than inspiring. That’s when the idea for Wanderlight was born. With towels taking up such a significant amount of packing space, she took to the drawing board in creating her first product and never looked back.
Since releasing the first Wanderlight towel in 2018, the company has grown to offer a full line of travel towels that represent different places, people, and experiences.
Doing our part now, for the future
Travel is an amazing way of connecting with our world and its cultures. However, we must be mindful of how we wander – from an environmental, cultural, and economic development perspective.
To us, wandering light also means minimizing the negative impact we have on the places we visit so that they can be appreciated for generations to come. That’s why we’re committed to donating 5% of our profits to support this cause.
In 2021, we have chosen to support Sustainable Travel International (STI). STI is a non-profit organization that uses travel and tourism to create environmental and social impact in some of the most vulnerable destinations around the world. They do this through their commitment to safeguard nature, combat climate change, empower communities, and tackle waste & pollution. Learn more about what they do.
Our journey has only just begun
We recognize the importance of making changes now to support a more sustainable future. We are actively working on ways to minimize our environmental impact and are excited to introduce more sustainable products and packaging this summer.
We’ve only just begun, but look forward to continuing this journey with your support.