About

Philosophy

Porto is a study in travel: each move a form of exploration and each day an array of textures, impressions, and experiences.

Porto takes its name from its Latin form, Porto/Portare, meaning “I carry” and “to carry,” which is related to the Greek word Peiro, “I traverse.” 

Beginning with its signature take on the pouch, Porto explores opposing elements—stillness and movement, strength and softness, interiority and exteriority—while striving to make travel effortless.

On Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi is a way of seeing.

It is the way my great-grandmother would look out the window, for seconds or an hour, observing water beading on petals during a rainstorm.

Through natural materials that patina with age, hand craftsmanship that suggests the human touch, and respect for the earth, we aspire to this kind of beauty: imperfect, transient, and essential.

Loddie Allison, Founder

My great-grandmother, Yasuyo Watanabe Kawamura, in the early 1990s.