Walter was my uncle and Ray was my dad. Their love to boldly go explore was the inspiration for this company.
We’re a woman-owned company that supports companies, organizations, and initiatives that are aligned with our values: compassionate support for families, environmental sustainability, and wildlife conservation.
As a company, we prioritize positive actions like being kind to each other, helping our neighbors, and getting outside to stretch. These may seem like little things, but they are the big threads that keep us united in our shared purpose and keep us energized to do our best for our customers.
To support our communities, we donate goods to local outreach programs. To preserve the planet for future adventurers, we support a diverse group of eco nonprofits by raising funds for 1% for the Planet. Here at home, we have set goals to be 100% plastic free by 2025. Today, we move committedly towards sourcing sustainable products, components, and raw materials to use in our design of versatile, durable goods. Read more on our social mission page : )
We’re honored to carry goods from our talented partners. They are passionate, diverse, clever innovators brimming with style. They give back to the world in meaningful ways: sharing their art, uplifting marginalized communities, helping Mother Earth… just to name a few. Please read their stories.
We believe great gear makes the world a better place because good moods rub off on everyone. Founded in 2015, Walter + Ray is our vehicle for sharing our big ideas and fresh discoveries with our fellow adventurers.
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Walter + Ray was born from needing the right stuff to do what I love: boldly explore. When I travel, I want reliable, stylish gear that will make my trip easier, more enjoyable, more comfortable, and, hopefully, more fun. With a focus on how to carve more time into each day and to cultivate more happiness into each moment, I design and source travel bags, gear and accessories that can help travelers to do just that. I wish you great journeys! Thank you for taking us on your adventures”
— Walter + Ray CEO Tania Rodrigues