About Us

Growing up I had a dream of opening up a shoe company with a friend. Although that dream has not come true (at least not yet), I knew from a young age that I wanted to design, create, and make things with my hands. Somewhere along the line I started working in restaurants. After a few years of moving from kitchen to kitchen as a line cook and eventually as a sous chef, I came to realize that my style did not quite fit in with the usual baggy, houndstooth or chili pepper pants look that is common in the industry. I wanted something new, something that could express my individual style. That is when I decided to start Nomadic Wares.


Established in 2015, Nomadic Wares prides itself on designing high quality, functional, and beautiful products. Our aprons are handmade in America with the finest fabrics sourced from Japan, Europe, and the USA. Each style is inspired by our love of traveling the globe: the landscapes we have seen, the people we have met, the cultures we have experienced, and the food we have eaten. We hope that our aprons will outfit you as you cook, design, craft, and live the nomadic life.


-Andrew Chin, Founder