Poquito is the result of our search for the perfect slim wallet. Not able to find a wallet that lets us carry the ‘in-between’ coins, we decided to make Poquito. A front-pocket wallet that carries your essential: cash, cards, and even coins. A little more than most, yet just enough to maintain a slim profile.
It is precision machined from one solid piece of wood - with a custom molded elastomer strap that securely holds everything in place. Each and every Poquito wallet is hand polished, making it a pleasure to handle all-day everyday.
Grains are usually straight but patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl can also sometimes be seen. With a moderate natural lustre that will develop patina shine with use. Colour can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Black Walnut is rated highly in terms of durability and decay resistance. Sustainably harvested in Ohio, Midwest US.
Colour can vary from nearly white to light brown. Olive cast is often seen with prominent ray fleck pattern. Grain is coarse with larger pores - a prominent feature on Oak. White Oak is very durable, and is often used in boatbuilding. It also has a mellow odour common in Oak, that most people find appealing. Sustainably harvested in New York state, US.
Black Cherry (Subject to Stretch Goal)
Close grain and smooth fine texture. Mostly straight but curly grain patterns are not uncommon. Over time and with exposure to light, the wood will darken into deep golden brown. Black Cherry is well known for being an all-around wood in terms of durability and workability. With high resistance to decay. Sustainably harvested in Ontario, Canada.
Pledging for Additional Strap
Each wallet comes with one strap as a standard (unless we get to our 1000 backers stretch goal). If you'd like to get an additional strap/s please follow the guide to pledge the correct amount:
A Modern Wallet
For us the ideal wallet is a wallet that we enjoy having in our pocket, feel in our hands, and that simply works. We want something to help us carry 'enough' of the essentials without bulking up our pocket. Poquito is the result of a year designing, prototyping, and refining every details. Making it something we truly enjoy using - everyday.
By backing this project you will help us to make our first order and pay for the tooling with an experienced manufacturer. Ensuring the highest of quality and control in production.
Wood & Sustainability
Wood apart from being one of the oldest material known to man, also leave behind smaller carbon footprint and in some cases negative footprint (trees use and store carbon to grow). Requiring less to process in comparison with leather or metal - and continues to store carbon until it is released by burning it.
Every Poquito wallet is heat treated, precision cut, hand polished and sealed - to ensure a wallet that will compliment you for years to come.
Madera = Wood
Our passion for wood drives us to challenge the convention of what is possible with wood products. We believe in simple and honest design that works to improve our everyday life. We want to make products that create lasting relationship with the users. Wood objects that are made to be loved and to last.
Process & Materials
We set out to create an open-back shell and rubber strap wallet with ultra simple construction that eliminates unnecessary dividers. With this we wanted to make sure that the cards will still be highly accessible. We prototyped countless straps to ensure the balance between elasticity and reliability. Opting to use molded rubber straps instead of woven elastics for better control in production.
Walnut, Oak, and Cherry are well known for their workability and resistance to decay. An important factor for us to consider - as the wallet will be exposed to humidity, contact, and everyday wear.
After a few months of intensive prototyping, we have arrived at a finalised form/function that we are satisfied with. With a successful project at Kickstarter, we will rapidly move to manufacturing and delivery.
December: Final product refinements.
January: Finalise manufacturing requirements & place order.
February: Quality control procedure.
March: Final QC checks and delivery.
Risks and challenges
We have dedicated countless of hours working together with an experienced manufacturer - trying to mitigate as much risks in all aspects of the product. Although we understand that there will be unexpected challenges along the way, we are confident that we will be able to deliver as per our projected plan.
With mailing in larger quantity there are always going to be risks. Despite this we will always keep our support line open, and let our backers know of where everything stand.
We'll keep things transparent and inform our supporters of any hurdles/delay along the way. We thank you for your support and we look forward to have you on board.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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