Women Making History | Stephanie Korey + Jen Rubio of Away

Airports are not always fun. They’re hectic, crowded, and are the one thing standing between you and the destination you’ve dreamt about for months. And dragging your suitcase through it all? It’s enough to make a night bingeing Travel Channel shows seem like an adequate substitute for an actual flight.

Luckily, a small but mighty part of the air travel experience changed when Stephanie Korey and Jen Rubio founded Away. Built on the idea that luggage should be simple, streamlined, and multifunctional, Away offers durable, luxe-looking suitcases for any destination. From the start, the duo was determined to add a little kindness to the world and forged a partnership with Peace Direct, an organization that supports people and small organizations in conflict areas to help bring peace to their community. Every purchase from the brand contributes to their mission.

Korey and Rubio strongly believe in the power of time spent away, but most of all the power of travel to provoke change and help create connections between cultures. With designs inspired by friends’ travel tales and materials made to last, it’s enough to make even a red eye enjoyable.

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