Jake Zander has an appreciation for the makers. The travel photographer and owner of Zander Creatives (@zandercreatives) handmakes camera straps, travel notebooks, and travel kits that help fund entrepreneurs. “I started Zander Creatives because I have a passion to create and help out other entrepreneurs and creators,” says Jake, who created the “travel influenced” brand because “traveling helps expand our minds and push us out of our comfort zones in unique ways that help us think of new ways to create and innovate.”
Jake recently traveled to Vietnam to meet some of the talented craftspeople and entrepreneurs in Ho Chi Minh City. Jake and friends rode on motorbikes everywhere, hitting up plenty of mom-and-pop restaurants and street markets for 20-cent dragonfruit, coconut delicacies, and pho noodle soup. Jake spent many a summer tropical night eating hot pot on the side of the street (would skip the goat meat next time, though).
Check out these Zander Creatives handmade goods
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