We believe that travel can effect positive change by inspiring new perspectives about the world you live in, and that the more you travel, the better off the world will be. We also know that the better prepared you are, the more you will be able to enjoy the experience. So, we’ve set out to build the best products for those who travel the world, and our mission is to help our travellers prepare for their journey.
Find out more about our reason for being.
ALEX MCAULAY, CO-FOUNDER
From: Vancouver, Canada
Currently In: Canada
Last Stop: Hong Kong
Next Stop: Unknown!
Favourite Country So Far: Vietnam
Top Bucket List Item: See the pyramids in Egypt and visit more wineries than I can remember in Italy
I fell in love with travel at a young age, but it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve really got to experience it. My 20s were jam-packed with volunteer work, post-secondary, getting my Chartered Accountant designation and then launching a successful apparel brand called Naked Underwear. I’m currently on a one-way ticket travelling all over Asia and having a blast. If you want to catch me, you’ll find me at homestays, on local transit or eating street food down a back alley. Hope we can meet sometime! firstname.lastname@example.org
KARYNA MCLAREN, CO-FOUNDER
From: Toronto, Canada
Currently In: Home
Last Stop: Vietnam
Next Stop: Planning stage!
Favourite Country So Far: New Zealand
Top Bucket List Item: My dream is to go cage diving with the great whites in South Africa
For as long as I can remember, travel has been a focal point in my life. I was very lucky to begin travelling at a young age, thanks to my wonderful parents who thought that experiences were best gained through exploration and adventure. After completing my undergraduate degree specializing in both fashion and business, I moved to Australia to continue with my postgraduate studies and also to explore another part of the world. I finished up my program and then spent several months backpacking throughout New Zealand and South East Asia, before coming back home to Canada. After working in the ‘real world’ for a couple of years, I am now working full time on Kosan. I feel blessed that I no longer have to choose between my love of fashion and travel, and my hope now is that through Kosan, neither do you.