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This project was successfully funded on May 23, 2014.

The minimalist CORK wallet; functional & smart. Be proud of what you carry. www.stitchandlocke.com

Calvin Kwok
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Calvin Kwok

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About this project

THANK YOU BACKERS!

Sales continue at www.stitchandlocke.com.

Lose the bulk, the SLIDE wallet is here.  

  • minimalist (thin & simple)
  • functional (cards when you want them)
  • animal-free (cork fabric & classic denim)
  • ships to backers in June

The Laser Engraving

You can personalize your own SLIDE wallet with (up to) 14 characters. Here are production samples of the SLIDE wallet with the words "Stitch & Locke" engraved into the back of the wallet.

Choose between Light & Tight and Big & Bold typeface for your personalized (up to 14 characters) SLIDE wallet.

  

The Review

TrendHunter: "...like the cork wallet itself, it's smart and does the job..."

HiConsumption: "the super slim design is the big appeal here, with a very stealthy profile allowing it to be a front pocket accessory..."

Gear Moose: "eco-friendly cork and classic denim construction maintains a slim, pocket friendly silhouette..."

Gear Hungry: "it’s both attractive and built to last thanks to the use of two resilient materials..."

Man of Many: "Forget about the days of bulging wallets with this slim vision."

Everyday Carry:"Aiming to stand apart from a men's accessories market saturated with bulky, mundane, leather wallets..."

The Function

Constructed from eco-friendly materials; the durable cork exterior holds your most frequently used cards while the denim interior pocket protects and stores the rest. The SLIDE wallet comfortably holds 8 cards (there are some who buck the minimalist trend and hold more).

The innovative corner notch allows you to easily SLIDE out lesser used cards whenever you want them.

The super slim design disappears into any front pocket and for the traditionalist, allows for comfortable back pocket carry.

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The Support

You are funding the initial production run of the SLIDE wallet. Your funds will go directly to pay for the materials, production, and shipping of your wallet. We have already signed an agreement with our cork and denim suppliers and produced sample wallets. If we reach our funding goal, we guarantee quality and timeliness of our first full production run. 

As an early adopter, you are helping us establish a reliable manufacturing and distribution platform. Calvin will be able to spend more time in his workshop to iterate upon and invent new designs. 

Be proud of what you carry.

The Schedule

April 22nd - Kickstarter campaign launch

May 18th - Kickstarter campaign ends

  • Thank all our backers!
  • Finalize reward numbers
  • Organize material and start production
  • Contact TRENDSETTER, MAVEN and CAVIAS PORALLUS tier backers for personalization details
  • Contact CUSTOM DESIGNER tier backers for consultation of custom SLIDE wallet

Early June 

  • Quality control checkpoint
  • Ship EARLY ADOPTER tier backed SLIDE wallets
  • Laser engrave TRENDSETTER, MAVEN and CAVIAS PORALLUS tier SLIDE wallets
  • Production of CUSTOM DESIGNER tier SLIDE wallets

Late June

  • Quality control checkpoint
  • Ship TRENDSETTER, MAVEN and CAVIAS PORALLUS tier SLIDE wallets

Early July

  • Quality control checkpoint
  • Ship CUSTOM DESIGNER tier SLIDE wallets
  • Seek feedback from backers

The Story 

Calvin designed the SLIDE wallet for a friend who was looking to abandon the big floppy wallet with a unique carrying solution for just the bare necessities. This first prototype was admired by guys from all over the country with many of them asking for one of their own. 

Two years later, the design has been perfected and the original 30 wallets are still being carried by guys from San Francisco to Toronto.

Encouraged by his business savvy friends Chad & Louis, Calvin founded STITCH & LOCKE as a company to bring these amazing wallets and his talent as a designer to a much larger audience.

Risks and challenges

While the initial design work has been done, the process of producing premium quality products is a fluid and evolving process. We are tackling this challenge by maintaining a meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders.

From product testers to manufacturers and ultimately you, the customer, building honest relationships is how we're going to bring this great product to market. And hopefully many more in the future.

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FAQ

  • The SLIDE wallet is designed to hold 6 cards in the interior pocket and 1 card in each of the exterior slots for a total of 8 cards.

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  • Who uses cash anymore? Well, sometimes we still need some cash. A few folded bills fit comfortably alongside one of the cards in the exterior card slot for the few times you need legal tender.

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  • Not to worry, you didn't miss anything.

    At the end of the campaign, I will survey all you backers for their applicable particulars (eg. shipping address and engraving details for TRENDSETTERS)

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  • We have secured a skilled laser engraver to help us customize the SLIDE wallet.

    We are now offering up to 14 characters laser engraved on to the SLIDE wallet for Trendsetters, Mavens and Custon Designer reward tiers.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    5 backers

    BACKER - Happy with your wallet? You can still be involved. A small financial contribution can go a long way.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $26 or more

    1,806 backers

    EARLY ADOPTER - Own one of the first ever SLIDE wallets from STITCH & LOCKE. Free worldwide shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $48 or more

    213 backers

    TRENDSETTER - Own a LASER ENGRAVED (up to 8 letters) SLIDE wallet from STITCH & LOCKE. Free worldwide shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $68 or more

    93 backers

    **NEW REWARD TIER** MAVEN - Own a LASER ENGRAVED (up to 14 letters) SLIDE wallet PLUS an additional original SLIDE wallet from STITCH & LOCKE. Free worldwide shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $98 or more

    14 backers Limited (16 left of 30)

    *** NEW REWARD TIER *** CAVIAS PORALLUS - Receive the rewards of the MAVEN, PLUS become an ALPHA tester for the next STITCH & LOCKE men's accessory. Work with Calvin and influence the design, the materials, the colors of STITCH & LOCKE's next exciting product. From paper to product, you will be hands on during the entire design and development process. Be the first to receive STITCH & LOCKE's next minimalist, eco-friendly product.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    5 backers All gone!

    CUSTOM DESIGNER - Work with Calvin to customize your own SLIDE wallet. PLUS, receive an original SLIDE wallet. Select the material for the interior pocket and have your custom SLIDE wallet laser engraved.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (32 days)