meet the founder

Born in Malaysia, Wanting Choo was lucky enough to be living in different countries growing up. Having lived in Beijing, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Paris, she was deeply inspired by the Chinese heritage and culture, Californian beaches and laid-back lifestyle, Australian nature and surfing scene, as well as European art and craftsmanship.

In combining her passions for art and design and her love for the ocean and natural products, Wanting started Salt Water in Amsterdam - a city she now lives in.

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. ― Isak Dinesen

Our Philosophy

Well-made & Timeless

We carefully selected well-made clothing that will last for years to come. We carry independent designer brands that use only natural fabrics and produce in small quantities as opposed to fast fashion brands. As what we always believe in, BUY LESS BUY BETTER.

Objects & Living

We love organic, handmade and well-designed home goods that are good for you and the environment. At Salt Water, you will also find beautiful vintage objects we have collected from our travels.

Inspire & Create

We discover inspiration where we may. We provide a space where you can come have a coffee, browse unique items we found around the globe and get inspired to create art in any forms. Be it a sketch, a photograph, or even a beautifully written love letter. Why not?