We believe that every artefact that we season our lives with is indelibly imprinted with something of the person, the culture and the reality that made it.
We believe the world is a crazy, amazing, exhilarating place.
We believe that once you’ve experienced being welcomed, comforted, challenged, insulted, and adopted by a stranger – maybe all in the same encounter – you can never see strangers as strangers again. We believe that every artefact that we season our lives with is indelibly imprinted with something of the person, the culture and the reality that made it. And we believe that that imprint should always reflect an exchange imbued with mutual respect and shared responsibility.
We are Aimée Pearce and Elissa Webster and we are friends, neighbours, and fellow wanderlusting spirits.
We launched Wanderlust People in 2015 after years of dreaming and countless conversations about how amazing it would be to create a place where kindred wanderlusters could bring home authentic, global treasures and do in a way that genuinely respects and uplifts the craftspeople and cultures that produced them.
And to have a really good reason to travel more.
We want our homes and our lives to be spiced with beautiful things that remind us of the world beyond our front door. Things that still carry the tool marks and traditions of the craftspeople who made them. We want to know the stories that bring each object to life and makes it a talking point, not just a utility. We want to choose the piece that catches our eye, knowing that any choice on offer would be a fair and just one. We want to celebrate timeless art forms. Not fashions or trends that become part of our ever-more throwaway society, but enduring treasures that last a lifetime and beyond.
THAT’S WHY WANDERLUST PEOPLE IS COMMITTED TO:
· Treating producers with respect at all levels of our interaction, including ensuring all artefacts are ethically produced and sourced
· Pursuing sustainability - for people, communities and the planet
· Upholding the traditional craftsmanship of our producers and supporting skills development for future generations
· Investing our profits into programs and people who share our vision for a more just world