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.