Colombian-born designer Paola Buendía and her husband, Mark Donovan, founded wooden ships in 1992, when circumstances led to the merging of many life-long loves – literature, travel, fashion, and the environment. The name wooden ships was inspired by the idea and visual image of old trading ships bringing goods from other lands; a love for something authentic and raw.
wooden ships is made-to-order knitwear and accessories, with innovative designs of fine yarns, with tremendous attention to detail and comfort. All production of wooden ships is in Bali, Indonesia, where Paola and Mark continue to live today, and own and operate their own factory. wooden ships is passionate about ethical production and goes beyond fair wages and factory conditions by providing its employees with a healthy environment, extensive training and opportunities for growth. wooden ships believes in the impact of their carbon footprint and are dedicated to Lean Production, a no-waste approach, solar power and renewable energy, and brilliant programs to give back to their various communities.