The mission of this project is to refine the minimalist wallet to make it better, slimmer, lighter, more organized, more durable and more trendy. There are many great slim wallets available, yet a solution that combines both functionality and style without sacrificing its durability seems yet to emerge.
The project began when my last wallet gradually fell apart and I was unable to find a perfect replacement for months. While being a person who always want to travel light and only carry the necessary things, I have been frustrated by the market's current limited wallet options as I have a hard time trying to find one that suits my needs. After throwing away a wallet that I picked up at the outlet in just 3 weeks, I decided to put matters in my own hands and design a slim wallet solution that fits all of my needs.
After going through many prototypes and revisions, the WOLYT™ Sleeve was born.
A major task of WOLYT™ Sleeve is to provide a minimalist wallet solution that can easily fit with your different styles. We offer two excellent editions:
The Classic Edition is an elegant synthesis of genuine leather and high denier ballistic nylon. This timeless style fits perfectly with any attires and it is perfect for anyone who loves the touch of leather.
The Sports Edition is a fun and exciting fusion of different colors. Made with high denier ballistic nylons and paired with genuine leather accents, it makes a statement and expresses your personality.
Your satisfaction is really important to us. We designed a very sleek packaging to protect the WOLYT™ Sleeve you backed. This packaging is also ideal if you want to send the WOLYT™ Sleeve as a gift.
We began designing the WOLYT™ Sleeve one Sunday afternoon when my wife and I had an inspiration. After laying out our ideas in a few sketches, we started to cut up my old T-shirt (she had no hesitation) and hand stitched the first few prototypes together. Our stitching work sucked and the pattern cutting was horrible. However we still managed to create a workable prototype. From there we went on and on to finalize the design after many testing and revisions. The banner below shows the first seven early prototypes that lead to the current form of the WOLYT™ Sleeve.
If The WOLYT™ Sleeve is successfully funded, we will collection our backers' color preference in a survey.
One reason we set our goal at $10,000 CAD is because of the minimum order quantities of our materials. With a greater number, we will be able to purchase materials at a volume discount and offer more exciting color combinations.
With your support, we will also be able to push our supplier (both material and production) for a faster lead time. Some materials such as the genuine leather will usually take 30 days+ to prepare.
The success of this campaign will also enable us to design and develop more unique accessories for the smart mobile travellers and form a complete collection. We are looking forward to share more with you in the near future.
Below is an overview of the project timeline. We are being conservative on the production plan due to the holiday season. We will work at our best to improve the schedule. After all, we will have a more solid ground to push our suppliers if we have a greater order for them. Your support is vital to the success of this project.
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Risks and challenges
The major risk of this project is securing the material. Since there is minimum order quantity for each of the materials, the project will not be made possible without your support. Some of the materials, such as the genuine leather, will take longer to prepare. We will have more bargaining power to push for a faster material delivery if we have more support from you.
We are partnering with a very experienced maker of sports and travel accessories in Taiwan with assembly line in both Taiwan & southern China. They manufacture for some of the biggest brands in the industry. Hence our product is definitely made of the highest quality standard. Our team will also closely monitor the production process and inspect quality at each stage.
The customized orders will be made individually at the workshop in Taiwan. The masters are specialized in small accessories and are very experienced and detail oriented. Each unit will be carefully checked before dispatch.
We are being conservative on our shipping time because of the holiday season in December. Having said that, we will try our best to finish the production and deliver as early as possible.
There may be some unexpected roadblocks along the way. We will consistently provide updates and reply to any question to the best of our abilities. We are greater in numbers and all challenges are easier to overcome. We reply on your support to make it possible. Please help us to spread the words and drive more traffic to our campaign. :)
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