Introducing The ROAMers
To launch the brand, we teamed up with ROAMers from all walks of life, inviting them to design a case and show us how they ROAM. These inspiring individuals came together from a vast background with travel profiles expanding across business travel, luxury escapes, weekend jaunts and nomadic journeys. Read on to learn about these unique individuals and how they designed their cases to suit their personality, style and travel needs.
Vernon, Vice Chancellor at Hope College of Zambia
Vernon went to school for international development and for the past 13 years has been developing schools and teaching in third world countries. He loves to travel, learn languages and see the world. He's been moving throughout South America and Africa planning and building schools - doing work that he loves.
"When I ROAM throughout the world I see the innovative and diverse ways education is done. This helps me learn how to build the best schools around the world."
Vernon designed a Large Check Globetrotter in Safari Green with Tahitian Sand trim and hubcaps and Citrus zipper and pulls.
Jessica, Founder & CEO of I'll Go First
Jessica grew up in a home where abuse and mental illness were the norm. She's seen first hand how devastating this type of trauma can be. After a life changing trip to India in search of her biological family, she dedicated her life to supporting those in need of mental health and trauma recovery care. "Scaling reach for even more people to have access to this type of healing requires all of us to think outside of the box. Now, more than ever, technology allows us to do so - to reach anyone anywhere with the tools and the resources to support their healing and their futures."
"To me, ROAMing is all about sharing experiences and values to make the world a smaller place."
Jessica designed a Jaunt Carry-on with purple and blue shells with blue binding and yellow zipper and hubcaps.
Nadeesha, Fashion Illustrator
Nadeesha has drawn for as long as she remembers, but watching an Andy Warhol documentary in college inspired her to move to New York, and pursue illustration as a career. Travel is crucial to her and influences her work tremendously.
"ROAM, to me, is to explore, to go with the flow, to experience and to be in the moment."
Nadeesha designed a Jaunt XL Wide-body Carry-on with duotone black and cream shells, grey trim and orange zipper, pull, hubcaps and monogram patch.
Nick, Architectural Sales
Nick is a lifelong traveler who has travelled all over the world, and he has a family background in design and textiles. He is now combining both his passion for travel and for textiles as an international businessman who works with architects and designers worldwide to develop floor and wall covering solutions for large commercial buildings and projects.
“To me, ROAMing means mobility and flexibility. It means choosing my own path. When I am on the road, my luggage is my partner – I rely on it totally, and need to know that it will perform. It also has to always look great, because it often accompanies me into meetings in view of the most critical design eyes on earth. When they admire my ROAM luggage, I love to tell them that I designed it!”
Nick designed a Jaunt Carry-on with blue shells, all gray trim and black zipper pulls.