Traveling to far off places can be exciting in part because of the unique treasures found in a global shopper’s paradise. From souks to bazaars to underground marketplaces, the possibilities are endless. But shipping heavy furniture and decor back home can be a nightmare. Wanderloot solves this problem by enabling U.S. customers to shop quality, sustainable and affordable global home goods from the comfort of their home. Started in 2010 by Julie Grant Weiss and her husband David, Wanderloot is an online marketplace that sells modern and vintage furniture from India, Vietnam, Ethiopia, China and Indonesia.
For furniture, choose from reclaimed/recycled wood pieces, handmade Rajasthani furniture and luxurious feather-down upholstery. Each piece of furniture is limited edition and made to last for generations. Also shop distinctive decor accessories like pillows, mirrors and textiles discovered along Wanderloot’s travels.
Wanderloot reinvents old railroad timbers, boats, furniture, houses, doors and windows to create their reclaimed furniture. Skilled craftsmen apply traditional northwestern Indian techniques to transform reclaimed pieces by hand. In this process, Wanderloot aims to protect the world’s forests by using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood. These include sheesham, mango and acacia woods that are fair trade and sustainable. You will find that each piece is distinct ensuring that your purchase is one-of-a-kind.
To top it all off, a portion of proceeds from every Wanderloot sale of Indian-made furniture goes to the Shadhika Foundation. This contribution provides Indian girls education, empowerment, and economic self-sufficiency for a brighter future.
Don’t forget to visit Julie’s travel blog for everything that inspires her wanderlust and Wanderloot!
All images courtesy of Wanderloot.