Who is Wool & Oak?
Wool & Oak launched as a brand on Kickstarter in early 2016 with a spectacular debut: The World’s First Duffle Suitcase. Close to 3000 backers rooted for it to succeed. This high demand and overwhelming support validated that Wool & Oak offered a product that travelers around the world want and need.
Wool & Oak is a lifestyle brand specializing in leather travel goods. As a company born through crowdfunding, Wool & Oak thrives to deliver meaningful innovation to stagnant product categories. The brand’s design philosophy is about the marriage of classic design aesthetic with maximum functionality needed in today’s modern world.
Founded in 2015 by Johnathan Webster, in his studio apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Wool & Oak separates itself from other brands by offering extremely well made products at a price point that represents aspiration- steps above fast fashion quality and a step below luxury price. Wool & Oak is also unique because the founder, Johnathan Webster, was formally trained in fashion design in Rome, Italy. This brand was founded by an actual designer.