Roamwide was born in 2019, out of a passion for travel and a desire to slow travel around the world.
My partner and I are frequent travelers who are always looking for the next destination. Experience has taught us that the right gear is the secret sauce for a smooth trip. When you’re not constantly fumbling for your water bottle, wondering where your charger is, or digging in your suitcase for that one small thing, you get to focus on the main event: seeing the world.
But we are also acutely aware of the impact that traveling has on our environment and the places we visit. We both love nature and try to find ways in our everyday life to minimize our impact on the environment.
So naturally, when we look for travel gear we also take this into account. However, the internet is saturated with endless products and it’s not always easy to find great sustainable products among all the noise!
Enter Roamwide. We're the little shop on the virtual corner that you can trust to bring you the greenest, coolest, and most useful travel gear and accessories.
That said, we’re not interested in “eco-shaming” of any kind! Becoming more aware of what you use and throw away is the first step. With a pragmatic and positive attitude, we’ll all figure out how to refine and perfect our habits together… without shaming each other!
COVID times. Needless to say, the impact that COVID-19 has had on Roamwide, a (very) small bootstrapped business, has been, well... pretty dire.
Roamwide's mission remains the same: to help people be well while doing good for the planet, and our work is still underpinned by three of the UN SDGs: good health and wellbeing, responsible consumption, and climate action.
However, in the absence of travel, for the time being, I've had to rethink our product offering, and we now offer a limited selection of personal and self-care products. If there's one thing that COVID has taught, it's that our mental health is as important as our physical health. We've got to take care of our whole selves.
COVID has forced us to rethink how we travel, and on the bright side, it may accelerate the adoption of more sustainable ways of traveling. But it's also reacquainted us with some old tech-free hobbies such as puzzling. Personally, while staying in far more than usual this year, I've really enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles. It's a great way to unplug, take a break from our digital lives, and relax. Piecing together the bigger picture is a meditative process that is great for our mental health!
I'm happy that I can share my passion for the place where travel and wellbeing intersect by offering you a sustainably made jigsaw puzzle that will inspire your wanderlust.
When we start traveling again, I will expand the range of travel-friendly products available in the store, but until then, take a break, look after yourselves, and puzzle on!
If you have any questions, suggestions, or issues with your order, please reach out anytime - I'd love to hear from you!
Do Good. Be Well.