About this project
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Paperwallet set out to create what was to become truly a breakthrough accessory. By fusing function, comfort and design, Paperwallet created a wallet that was paper-thin, ultra-durable and eco - friendly, using a material called Tyvek.
Tyvek is an ultra-thin and ultra-durable material that allows us to create a wallet with 100% functionality that is really thin and very comfortable to be more in tune our everyday.
Origami inspired, the wallet has been engineered to expand with use. Our head designer engineered the wallet to be folded in such a way that will allow the wallet to expand as you add to your wallet that keeps all of your needs in a wallet that is impossibly thin.
The strength and durability of the wallet is due to:
- The Super Strong Tyvek® Material
- Structural Inserts – strengthens the wallets shape
- Ingenious Origami Design – made from only 1 sheet without seams or stitches.
The wallet is made from Tyvek® which is a super strong, durable, and eco-friendly material made by Dupont. One sheet of Tyvek is printed, cut, folded and glued in origami fashion to create a wallet without any seams or stitches. The wallet is also reinforced with recyclable structural inserts that further strengthen the structure of the wallet and help it keep its shape.
THE COLLECTION - Choose your wallet!
SUPPORT THE ARTISTS
Our focus is to be a platform for the artist so get their art and names out there, while creating artistic accessories that are as comfortable as they are exciting.
The best part of what Paperwallet does is finding new artists with something to say, and something to share.
WHAT IS TYVEK?
Tyvek is elastic, waterproof, and long-lasting, and is built to keep up with your busy life. With the planet in mind, Tyvek paper is an eco-friendly material that is being incorporated into fashion design across all categories.
Product design team designed the perfect wallet from a single piece of Tyvek.This template becomes the canvas for the artist to design.
Through extensive collaborations with incredible artist from around the world, each wallet is fully customized.Each corner from the outside to the cash compartment is thought-out and designed by the artist.
- Impossibly Thin – 3 millimeters
- Credit Cards - Up to 12 credit cards
- Long Lasting – Paperwallet products
- Recyclable – 100% recycles made in part from post consumer recycled content
- Large Side Pockets – Easy access to what you need on the fly.
- Interior cash compartment card slots – Extra slots so you can organize your wallet the way YOU want.
Elad Burko - An entrepreneur from New York with passion for art and product design.
Burko’s fascination started with wanting to know how things work, and at an early age he was disassembling and reassembling any product that struck his curiosity. Burko grew up in an artistic home and absorbed creativity from his family members. Being the least artistically talented of the bunch, Burko studied business and found a way to combine his teachings with his love for art and product design in the creation of the Paperwallet brand and platform for artists.
Gilli Cherrin - An academic with a passion for people, the environment, and giving back to society.
In Gilli’s view there are many subcultures in society today and they are making their own mind up about what they like and are not accepting the status quo of yesterday.He believes this will created demand for more creative and unique products and brands that will lead the way in tomorrow’s marketplace.Gilli’s vision is to create such a brand with innovative products that will serve as a platform for artists around the globle to do what they love and live off of it.
Risks and challenges
Since we've already developed the final version of the wallet, and have the master design files from the artists, the main risks are a possible delay with the production time, and unexpected problems with attaining the the raw materials.
But… To be honest, there is a very tiny possibility that any of that will happen. With our years of experience, strong connections and know-how of the manufacturing processes we’re here to guarantee the timeline, schedule, and of course the Product!
And who knows, if we work hard and with a little luck, we might even be ready to ship the wallets ahead of schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We designed the wallet with after we measured all major international notes. The wallet fits USD, GPB, EUR, YEN, and more!
Note: The EURO Note ranges in size. The higher the value of the note the bigger the dimensions of the note. The high value notes are bigger than most currencies and don't fit in most wallets, You also find them less.
The most commonly used EURO notes of 5,10,20,50 EUR all fit in the wallet. The 100 EUR note can be folded in half and fits flush side pocket of the wallet for safe keeping :)
The wallet measures: 8 x 20 (cm)
Paperwallet is 100% recyclable, and it is made in part from already recycled materials.
When the campaign is over we will send an email with all the wallets - You choose. We ship.
YES! Go swimming, go to the beach, or take a shower with your clothes on! Tyvek is 100% waterproof and the wallet is designed to last when exposed to the elements. Take out your paper-cash first... It's probably not made out of Tyvek.
Not exactly, Paperwallet is made out of flashspun high-density PE, also known as Tyvek, which is made from tiny fibers of plastic woven in a random pattern to create a paper-thin material that is super strong and eco-friendly.
Yes. Tyvek material is paper thin but extremely durable, tear resistant and 100% water resistant. The origami folded structure is specifically designed to hold all your things, and expand with use while keeping its shape and structural integrity into the long term. This wallet will last you years!
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