Our Story


Walker Pappin is a true third culture kid, an American born in Boston and proud owner of a passport at six weeks of age. He moved to London at five and has lived here since.

Renata Pappin is his mum and co-founder. A teacher and forever traveller, one summer she took a very small Walker and his brother backpacking through Southeast Asia. It was the first of many trips- and on an island in Thailand the idea of Vagaband was born.

A few years and continents later the idea of an inviolable safety ID for young travellers was an idea that felt like it needed a product.  A few home made Vagabands made their way around the world with a now gap year son and the feedback was awesome. So Walker roped in Eddie Bassett, his oldest school friend and from those first fledgling bands they founded Vagaband.



Renata Pappin

Walker Pappin

Eddie Bassett