The Slide-L Minimalist Wallet - Slide to unlock
A new, alternative style wallet for minimalists. Featuring easy access, a different look, and a unique locking mechanism.
UPDATE 3/31/201 -- ADDED Rewards section below with pictures
Slide-L is a remake of the concept wallet 'Slider'. With a couple modifications to the original design and using a durable leather, we are able to bring you a compact, card carrying wallet with a quality build.
With an innovative feature, you 'unlock' your cards allowing you to access the center cards without having to take everything out.
The original Sliders came about when designing a minimal wallet to wear in a military service or dress uniform. After many prototypes, Slider debuted as a casual, minimal, every day wallet.
After multiple requests, we decided to experiment with different types of leather and developed many more prototypes. This time, the feedback and interest we received was even better. Named Slide-L, because it's leather, we have finalized the design, come up with a production plan, and are ready to start manufacturing. We also created Slide-LS, which has an added stitching along the border, giving it a bit more character.
Our plan is to kickstart the first production run of Slide-L and LS in order to set us up and build up inventory. But this is only the first step. Once the campaign is completed, we are going to go back to the original goal -- A minimal wallet to use with any uniform. The mission at this point is to contact uniform shops to see if they would be interested in adding Slide-L as an accessory item to their uniforms. Think you can help? Help us spread the word!
We are using Kickstarter in hopes to fund our project and to get the word out. Besides reaching our funding goal to meet minimum quantities, we also would like to get in touch with uniform shops all over in order to make a difference in how people carry their cards in military or other dress uniforms. Like us on Facebook, mention us to a friend, or tell a store about us. We thank your for your support.
If successfully funded, this will be the projected timeline after we receive the funds (up to 20 days):
- Place order for all material ( 1-2 week)
- Production of Slide-L ( 4-6 weeks)
- Package and ship out Slide-L (1-2 week)
If we are able to meet our goal before the end of the funding period, we have arranged for an initial order of materials. Once the materials have been received, production can commence, resulting in a quicker turn around once the project funding period has ended.
Slide-L (non-stitched) rewards will get to choose between the following:
- Normal Black Leather (images above without stitches)
- Or any colored Nappa Leather
Slide-LS (stitched) rewards will have the same options as the Slide-L rewards, as well as any colored stitching shown below.
We would love to incorporate a few stretch goals in our project if our funding is meet, however, we would like to hear from you! Feel free to leave us a comment with any suggestion. Some possible stretch goals that we are currently thinking about is different color leather.
A goal we have been working on in general is somehow incorporating RFID protection into the design. We have a couple ideas in mind, however, we still want to continue developing in order to find the best solution.
Any of these sound good to you? LET US KNOW with a comment and we'll see what we can do!
***NOTE: Depending on the complexity of a stretch goal, this could potentially interfere with the projected timeline. Of course we will try to fit everything into the planned schedule but we thank you for your understanding and will keep you up to date as much as possible. Thanks.
Risks and challenges
Just as any project will face, spreading the word about Slide-L is always a challenge. With many wallets on Kickstarter to choose from, we realize that the level of saturation will be working against us. However, with such an innovative design, we hope to spark enough interest to raise the funding needed. Help us spread the word!
Second, if we are able to meet the funding goal, the next challenge is to produce Slide-L within an acceptable time period. A proposed schedule has been created, estimating the time frame from funding to delivery. During this process, our backers will be kept up to date with the current status. If we run in to any problems, we will post updates to address the issues and keep all lines of communications open for backers to communicate with us.
We promise to send out Slide-L only if they meet our level of expectation. And in the event should you run in to any problems when you receive your Slide-L, we will promptly address your issues and concerns. Thanks for checking us out!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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