The SLIMplistic is a slim, simplistic, practical modern wallet, locally handcrafted from the finest leather and custom elastic. Read more
This project was successfully funded on December 2, 2013.
About this project
Missed getting a wallet on Kickstarter?This wallet is slightly larger than a single credit card, sitting only an 1/8 of an inch thick and weighing just half an ounce. Don't let it's size fool you, though. We've designed this stylish wallet to hold everything you’ll need - from as little as a single card to over 10 cards plus cash, receipts and more. The easy-access thumb slot makes swiping your most frequently used cards a breeze, and when not in use, the SLIMplistic leaves an almost unseen imprint in either your front or back pocket.
We’ve taken the SLIMplistic as far as we possibly could on our own, and have now turned to our fellow Kickstarters for the support needed to fund and begin production. Your pledge will help us get one step closer to reaching our minimum goal of $5,000, allowing us to meet minimum production requirements, which then enables us to offer you the SLIMplistic Wallet at an affordable price.
With your pledge, you’ll receive a SLIMplistic Wallet in the color of your choice. Colors available include either black or brown, with stretch goals of at least 3 more additional colors (green, blue & red). You’ll also have your choice of choosing which logo embossment you prefer - plain (no color), silver, gold or black.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the SLIMplistic, and thank you for your pledge. Your support is essential to making this project a reality and we couldn’t do this without YOU!
Take a look below to see the key features that make this one-of-a-kind wallet a step above the rest, as well as to see our Stretch Goals, where everyone wins!
Only 1/8” of an inch (.125” inch) thick -- The same height as 2 quarters laying flat on top of each other -- making it both comfortable, and barely noticeable in either your front or back pocket.
It weighs ONLY .4oz -- Yes, less than half of one ounce, the same weight as just 2 quarters! Again adding comfort-ability while keeping it barely noticeable in any pocket.
With all edges tucking and rolling into each other, no detail was over looked, keeping it aesthetically clean, simple, balanced and modern.
The easy-slide ergonomic thumb slot is perfect for quickly accessing your most frequently used cards and essential for quick-swipe capability.
Unlike other “slim” or “minimalist” wallets, which leave some or all of your wallet’s content exposed, we keep it all tucked away. The center-panel recessed-notch gives you access to press all of your cards easily, and securely into place below flush at the top, as well as access to remove the inner most cards with ease.
Made from the finest Italian leather, utility nylon fabric, and locally woven custom elastic, the SLIMplistic was intently designed with longevity in mind, capable of enduring the tests of even the most extreme lifestyles.
This wallet is capable of holding as much or as little as you need. It securely holds anywhere from 1-15 cards, as well as cash, receipts, keys, or anything else you can imagine you’d need from your wallet.
Not only is it made from the finest materials, it’s also manufactured right here at home, locally, by the finest leather workers. 100% designed, handcrafted and made in the USA.
Our Process & Progress
Don’t let its simple, sleek, design fool you. Over 8 months of designing, prototyping, product testing as well as an immeasurable amount of thoughtful planning went into refining and redesigning the wallet you see today.
Like many projects, the idea for the SLIMplistic Wallet came from necessity – a search for a problem that didn’t seem to yield a suitable solution – until now. One day we were just hanging out and somehow stumbled upon discussing how large and ridiculously fat our wallets were. We had quite a few laughs as we pulled them out comparing their sizes. This prompted us to look into solutions available online. And yes, there are options out there for smaller wallets, but all of them had at least one fatal flaw, making them completely unsuitable in our eyes.
Most of the wallets that claimed to be “slim,” either leave your cash exposed, a portion of your cards exposed, are difficult to use, or limit how much you can or can’t hold.
Our mission at this point was simple: Design something that is classy, slim, practical/easily accessible, fully encases all your cards and cash, and at the same time can expand to hold as much or as little as you need. The seed was planted and it was time to start sketching and testing some designs.
After roughly half a dozen more tweaks, improving the SLIMplistic's performance in addition to making it production friendly, we’ve completed the prototype process, product testing, and brought us to where we are today.
Our Manufacturing Plan – The Next Step & Beyond
We are now ready to take the next step forward and begin production. Once successfully funded, we will be able to purchase all the materials and final tooling needed to produce the SLIMplistic on a large enough scale to fulfill your pledge rewards as promised. Our manufacturer already houses all the materials and equipment needed to begin and complete the job, so there will be no lead-time needed in this area. We’ve been given a conservative estimate of 2 weeks to complete our first production run. As we’ve mentioned a couple times throughout this campaign, the leather shop we are working with has been around for over 40 years, is family owned, and are a great group of people. We couldn’t ask for anyone more qualified to bring this project to life.
We will begin production as soon as we meet our initial goal of $5,000. At this time we will also order our packaging for your wallets. We’ve been given a 10-day lead-time on the delivery of the packaging from our local print house (who we’ve used before on other projects), which means we should have the packaging in-hand several days before the wallets themselves. As we receive the wallets they will be inspected for quality control, and packaged. Once our campaign comes to a close, and funds are transferred, we will immediately ship you your wallet/rewards!
Take a peek into just one of the rooms that houses some of the machines that will be used in the production of your wallet:
Because of you and your pledge, our future is bright and we plan on continuing to offer the SLIMplistic Wallet online through our website. Once all of your rewards are fulfilled and shipped, we will begin production of our website, MSTRMNDcollective.com.
Don't get us wrong, we're not trying to be cocky, and we'll be ecstatic if we reach our minimum goal... But with a potential opportunity to over-fund our project, we'd love to show our extreme gratitude to our backers. So, as an extra THANK YOU and incentive for you to share our project with your friends and family, everyone who pledges will be eligible to receive these extra rewards!
Stretch Goal: $10,000
All pledges receive MSTRMND key chain (up-cycled from your actual wallet!)
Stretch Goal: $15,000
All pledges receive a MSTRMND sticker pack (4 stickers)
Stretch Goal: $25,000 - Unlock Color: Kickstarter/Envy Green
Stretch Goal: $30,000 - Unlock Color: Pretty Pink
Stretch Goal: $35,000 - Unlock Color: Bright Blue
Stretch Goal: $40,000 - Unlock Color: Cool White
Stretch Goal: $45,000 - Unlock Color: Rich Red
We’re extremely confident that everything will go off without a hitch and we will keep all of you up-to-date with emails on the status of your SLIMplistic Wallet. We sincerely appreciate the support and can't say it enough, so here's the last one - Thank you!
Risks and challenges
To say we’ve worked diligently to minimize all risks would be a vast understatement. Without boring you to death, we’ll point out just some of the crucial steps we’ve taken to ensure you everything goes smoothly and is produced on time with no hiccups:
We’ve partnered with the perfect local manufacturer. They’ve been operating for over 40 years, have a wealth of experience, great capable staff, and happen to house all materials needed for this project. We’ve timed the production process from the first cut of leather to the last stitch. From the finished product being inspected, boxed and bagged, to printing and applying the label and postage and dropping it off at the post office. That’s given us a realistic estimated delivery date. We’ve even calculated all lead times on additional materials in the event that we surpass our initial Kickstarter goal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Your choice of any available-color SLIMplistic Wallet. Includes Shipping & Handling. Please add $5 shipping for backers outside the USA.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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NO SWEAT - Missed out on the early bird special? No worries! You can still be one of the first to receive your choice of any available-color SLIMplistic Wallet, plus it still includes Shipping & Handling. Please add $5 shipping for backers outside the USA.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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