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Fusing the best of both worlds by combining modern high end accessory design with not just hand crafting, but hand stitching.
Fusing the best of both worlds by combining modern high end accessory design with not just hand crafting, but hand stitching.
58 backers pledged CA$ 10,975 to help bring this project to life.

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Since our campaign is not promoting the production of one single invention, but to help us bring our existing brand past a tipping point, we wanted to outline exactly what we intend on doing with the cash once we reach our goal.

First of all think about what's in your pocket right now. Would you be proud to sport your wallet on a first date? What about your bag? Would you bring it to a job interview?

Imagine having something rugged enough that you can effortlessly bring it to the park or a cafe, but well-designed and classy enough to pull it out of a suit and still have it elevate your style.

Not only that, but since everything is made locally in Montreal by hand, without batting an eye we are able to provide a lifetime guarantee on all of our products as well. Here's why:

Hand stitching leather is without a doubt the superior way to go if you're looking for longevity and durability. We've decided to sacrifice the manufacturing time so that our customers can watch their products age and improve over time. The science behind it is this:

image c/o horween.com
image c/o horween.com

After putting so much time and effort towards the design and craftsmanship, it was very important for us to find a leather whose quality can not only bring justice to our products, but also elevate them. This is why we chose to work exclusively with Chicago-based Horween Leather.

Being around for over 110 years, Horween is one of the oldest highly reputable tanneries in North America. In addition to being used by companies like Wilson and Rawlings to make NFL footballs and NBA basketballs, their leather is used by many other brands such as Adidas, New Balance, Timberland, Vans and Roots.

Their process is very meticulous and refined. Some of the leather can take up to six months before being ready, and even at that point strict thresholds must be met before the hide can leave the tannery and come to us.  Take a look:

We have brought together a beautiful capsule collection that is going to be available exclusively by participating in this campaign. The entire lineup has been revamped with black stitching on a beautiful, soft, all black Horween Essex leather.  Here they are:

**36 x 41 (including handles) x 13cm

**37 x 27 x 9.5cm

** fits up to 17" Macbook, 36 x 25 x 4cm

** fits up to 10 cards , 10.25 x 14.25 x 1cm

** fits up to 12 cards , 11 x 8 x 1.5cm

** fits up to 15 cards , 11.25 x 8 x 1.8cm

** fits up to 10 cards , 10.25 x 8 x 0.75cm

** fits up to 20 cards , 11 x 6.5 x 1.8cm

**Fits up to 12 cards, 10 x 5.75 x 0.4cm

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CREDITS

Creative Director: Jordan Lajoie

Director of Business Progression: Pascal LeCourtois

Video Director: Felix Bacalley

Video Editor: Felix Bacalley

First Song: This is What You Are, Mario Biondi

Second Song: Vois le Son Pt. 1, Accrophone

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Risks and challenges

Just because a project gets fully funded doesn't mean that it has successfully avoided all risks. There's always factors that can potentially stop everything from going so swimmingly.
For us, one that people often ask is because all of our products are stitched by hand, at what point will our brand not be able to meet production. This is definitely a valid point, and one that we have given a huge amount of consideration to. We have partnered up with a local post-secondary institution which trains students in a three year program on all aspects of working with leather. At different production thresholds, we will be hiring graduates straight from this program so that they can continue to hone their passion and flex their creativity with Lajoie.
Other potential detours could be that the leather may take a couple of months to arrive. It is available from the tannery in limited quantities. At the point of this campaign launch there is more than enough available, but we can't hold it or order it without the money, so in a worst case scenario of it being sold out, we will have to wait for them to make another batch (2-3 months) I will continue to keep tabs and update my backers if this becomes an actual issue.
I am extremely dedicated and passionate about making this happen and will tirelessly work to make sure that I honour my commitments to all of my backers. I am extremely appreciative and thankful for you - no matter how much you have contributed to this campaign.

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