Missed the Kickstarter?
Don't worry you can now pre-order the LoaferCo. slim wallet collection from our website. Should you have and questions about LoaferCo. or our products please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or to pre-order here is the website link below.
Stretch goals achieved and all 5 colours now available
Our Kickstarter project has achieved its funding goal and reached its stretch targets - thank you to everyone who has backed so far. Now backers pledging for all slim wallet reward levels can choose between all five colours. See the wallet style section at the bottom of this page for full colour details.
Backers will be sent a questionnaire shortly after the Kickstarter has finished to confirm their colour selection. If a multi-buy reward has been chosen then you can mix and match colours.
We also now have guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so it would be great if you could share this project with your friends and family to help us keep the momentum going in the last days of the project. Don't forget that to get the exclusive Kickstarter discounts on the slim wallets, pledges need to be in by 8pm (UK time) on 18th September 2014.
The project in 30 seconds
- Real leather hand made slim wallets with luxury suede lining.
- 5-6mm Taller than other slim wallets to take bank notes with one fold*.
- Rewards at wholesale pricing exclusive to Kickstarter backers.
- Proudly made in Britain and free worldwide postage and packing.
- Tried and tested craftsmen with 30 years leather craft experience.
- Rewards to suit all budgets on the right column of the page.
- Your pledge is needed to enable us to order the minimum quantities needed to get started.
- Individually selected hides for a quality finish.
- Stretch goal achieved - new colours released.
- Because they make great gifts the wallets are available as multi buys - check out the rewards column.
- Help us promote British craft and manufacturing.
*UK £10 stick out by 2-3mm and UK £20 by 5-6mm but this still works well. If you prefer you can tri-fold your notes. Most US notes are unaffected.
For the full story read on..
We need your support to raise the funds required to place the order for the slim wallets with our craft manufacturer. As with most reputable manufacturers they require a minimum order quantity or MOQ to produce our designs. We have specified particular high quality leather hides and interior lining materials that need to be ordered, and again these have a minimum order.
My love for the slim wallet began 15 years ago on a holiday to Barcelona. I purchased my first 'slim' from a leather craft shop located in the old converted Olympians village. It was supposed to be a holiday wallet to hold a couple of cards and a few notes. It worked very well and on my return home I was reluctant to let go of my new purchase and go back to my old fat wallet. So I stuck with it and have used a slim wallet in some shape of form ever since.
The original wallet was a simple card holder and after some time I opted for slim wallets with a card slot either side and a cash/card opening at the top. I have in total had about five different types of slim wallets over the years and still have them all. However finding one that was perfect or close to has been tricky.
After many years as a web designer and with a design based higher education I formed LoaferCo in 2013. So far we have remained a very small individual brand selling mainly T-Shirts and Beanie hats and alike online via our ecommerce site.
2014 is a change in direction for LoaferCo. I realised I really wanted to make high quality fashion accessories that were the best of their type, based on experience and my obsession for quality and function, starting with our real leather hand made slim wallet. We have plans for a range of products including a travel wallet/pouch, a tablet/ipad bag and a leather belt, these will come with time but first we need to get started.
We have found an amazing small team of craftsmen based in Britain with whom to work and for the slim wallet have sourced superb quality leather hides. Our goal is to make a product we are proud of and will last you for many years.
One of the great things about owning a slim wallet is that you have a reason to tidy up your fat wallet! Even if you use your slim wallet just as a work wallet or a going out wallet, giving your fat wallet a good clear out is a refreshing experience.
In exchange for your pledge (see the right side column of this page for reward levels) you can choose a reward to match.
The slim wallets are available at a price lower than the future retail price and include free worldwide delivery - this is exclusive to Kickstarter so get yours while you can! All reward levels will receive exclusive backer only updates in addition to the standard public updates.
Please note that now we have hit our stretch goal (with your backing) all new colours of wallet are available to all backers who have pledged for a wallet. A survey will be sent out once the Kickstarter is over.
Slim wallet rewards
All our slim wallets have four card slots, two on each side and a middle opening that can be used for notes or more cards. Your wallet will comfortably take 6 - 8 credit cards and 5-10 folded bank notes. Unlike many slim wallets that use a thin cotton lining all LoaferCo slim wallets use a premium suede to line the main pockets, this helps protect your cards and also adds to the overall quality of our wallets. They are also 5-6mm taller than most of the designs currently available, we found this makes notes easier to carry as they only need folding once in most cases, most USD bills can be folded in half and hidden completely, Sterling is a little taller so a £10 note just peaks out of the top of the wallet and a £20 shows by 6-8mm. Folding in half works well for easy access to your notes. If you prefer you can fold them in three, either way the wallet stays nice and slim.
We are also offering a leather Key Fob with the LoaferCo logo embossed on it. These are available to Kickstarter backers for just £6 (Approx $10 USD) including worldwide postage.
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PRODUCTION SCHEDULE AND REWARD DELIVERY
End of September 2014 - Kickstarter project ends and reward questionnaires are emailed to backers.
During September - Funds collected by Kickstarter and order placed with manufacturing partner.
October and November - Rewards are manufactured in batches for quality control.
Beginning of December 2014 - Early backers rewards packed and posted.
December 2014 - Since hitting our funding goal we have reserved our production days with our manufacturer. This ensures you will have your rewards in plenty of time for Christmas.
Risks and challenges
Since hitting our funding goal our manufacturer has agreed to pre book our production slot in their factory and we have pre ordered some of the Leather hides required.
As a backer this means you will have your reward/s before Christmas.
We ran our first Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and although we didn't hit our funding goal we did receive very useful feedback and have started our community of fans who like the LoaferCo brand. We have learned lots since our first campaign and this has helped us be better prepared with a great product and sorted supply chain in preparation for the slim wallet project. That said every Kickstarter project has some risks and challenges.
The main challenges with this project are:
1.Delivering the wallets on time should the funding goal be hugely over achieved.
2.Ensuring production and material quality to deliver the quality product LoaferCo is aiming for.
We have prepared for these challenges in the following ways:
1.I have been working on the wallet design for over a year and right from the start I have been working directly with my suppliers. They are a family business that have been making hand crafted leather goods for over 30 years and supply the UK House of Commons with its leather goods, including diaries and desk blotters. Therefore I am confident that we can cope with larger volume if the Kickstarter project does well.
2.The LoaferCo slim wallet design is very specific in terms of the quality of leather used, the stitching finish quality, the interior lining and the unique size of the wallet. To check the suppliers understanding of these details I am already in possession of a trial order placed a month ago and the quality is excellent. The supplier is a 2 hour drive from where I live and I have agreed with them that we will have a pre-production launch meeting with the management and individual craftsmen to review quality control and production details and schedule. Also as batches of wallets and key loops are produced I will inspect them with the production manager prior to dispatch.
Should anything unexpected occur during production you will be advised straight away via Kickstarter stating honestly the facts and the plan to resolve any issues. With a tried and tested supply chain in place no issues are expected.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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