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With the accessory market being rather saturated, it is our goal to come out with products that combine functionality, affordability and quality design. The Articulate Money Clip brings simplicity into people lives by creating a balance between function and style.
- Sleek and Minimalist
- Versatile & Functional
- Ultra thin and lightweight
- Interchangeable to adapt to personal preferences
- Fits all different sizes of currency
- Made from Eco-Friendly materials (Mircrofiber)
- RFID Blocking (Learn more about RFID below)
We understand that there are times when cash is a necessity and we know all too well that sometimes all we need is our cards. This product gives you the ability to adapt not only to personal preferences but situational circumstances as-well.
Whether you are a frequent cash carrier or strictly a card only kind of person, this product gives you the ability to add or remove a clip that effortlessly holds your cash.
Our stainless steel metal clip slides seamlessly in and out of the front rectangular pocket. Whether the clip is in or not this product stays sleek & stylish.
Our minimalist interior consists of 4 slots designed to fit up to 8+ cards. One slot has a clear rectangular section for your card that usually needs to be seen visually like a license or an id card. The design of the card slots allows 1/2 an inch of the card to be exposed to allow for effortless removal.
The interior design of this product will not only organize your belongings, but it will help you eliminate unwanted bulk. Take out the old coupon cards that are expired, business cards from people you can't remember, or expired credit cards.
Whether you are carrying Euros or U.S. dollar bills this design accommodates for all different sizes of currency!
With Stainless Steel Clip
Below you see the stainless steel metal clip attached. Whether it be one bill or ten this product still stays slim if you are carry less than 8 cards with your cash. The clip is ideal for those who always carry money or only occasionally. Whether money is actually under the money clip you can always keep the clip attached.
Without Stainless Steel Clip
However below you see no clip attached. You just turned your wallet into a card holder. For many people this will be a common theme. For those who rarely carry cash this is an ideal situation for you.
The card slot on the back of this product is intended for business card storage. However this slot can also be used to store cards. Whether you collect business cards or give them out this pocket allows you to store a fair amount of business cards which allows you to be ready for that encounter when you want to hand out your fancy cards to a potential employer or significant other.
On the front you will see a rectangular pocket. This pocket is a place holder for your stainless steel metal clip. This rectangular pocket not only keeps your metal clip from sliding around, but it also just simply looks good. On the front of this design you will see our logo which is embossed into the microfiber. A subtle yet sleek representation gives the front a professional look.
* Pictured below is our product without the steel clip attached. No need for the clip if you don't plan to carry any cash on the weekend.
* Pictured below is someone who decided that they always carry cash. If you are that type of person then you will find that most times you will have the clip attached!
Our product is constructed from Micro Fiber (known as the green product of the 21st century).
What is Micro-Fiber?
Microfibers are very small strands of synthetic fibers that are knitted, woven together or used to create non-woven fabrics. Microfiber fabrics are highly versatile and popular for a wide variety of uses. Micro-Fiber is a high-tech way of simulating genuine cowhide leather.
Why are we using Micro-Fiber?
Microfiber fabric is lightweight, durable, and eco-friendly. It has a very high tear resistance and has a soft and smooth finish. We are striving to be more of a green company and this material allows us to go in that direction! We have been through an assortment of material changes and finally found the game-changing material that we think you are going to love!
Familiar with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)? RFID is the technology that allows an individual to simply wave their credit to complete a purchase. Instead of the traditional swipe action that we are so accustomed to, people now have the ability to simply wave their card in front of a scanner which completes a transaction.
Why is Articulate telling me about RFID technology?
With every great technology advance there is always going to be someone who wants to break the system. Criminals with very minimal technical skills have created devices similar to the scanner which vendors such as grocery stores use. With these makeshift scanners, criminals can have the ability to retrieve your personal credit/debit card financial information. They then have the ability to make new credit cards based on your financial information. All the perpetrator needs to do is walk past an innocent civilian picking up the credit card signal embedded in the credit card.
How does Articulate help solve this problem?
We embedded a special material into the design of this money clip that helps block the signal that new credit card and debit cards can send off. The material used to help protect you from this type of theft is not visible. Don't worry about it effecting the aesthetic look of the product. It is hidden inside the material of the clutch, visible to no one!
What if I don't have a card that has RFID capabilities?
Then don't worry! Just know that if you get those types of cards in the future you are better protected.
Why are we on Kickstarter?
We are looking to get a response from the Market before rushing into production. Kickstarter is a great way to introduce a new product that we think people will love. When dealing with MOQ's one runs a lot of risk unless your are a large company with a stream of capital. As start-ups or small businesses Kickstarter allows people to introduce something new to the crowd-funding world. Kickstarter is a community that supports creative endeavors and we wanted this to be the first stop for our Money Clip!
Risks and challenges
The Biggest challenge for this project is going to be getting the word out. We can do our best on our part with social media. However, the reason why Kickstarter is so great is because you can build a community within your project and within that community you hope people are willing to spread the word!
Another big challenge that almost all Kickstarter projects face is usually delivery time. We really want to hit our goal of being able to deliver product one month after our project ends if our project reaches its funding goal!
We have built a very strong relationship with our manufacturer which definitely helps throughout this whole process. We are confident that we can meet our goal of organizing, manufacturing, processing and shipping everyone's pledges out in a timely manner!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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