This project is closed, but for more information you can visit this page. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Kit a reality!
- The Allegory Team
Did we really need another wallet?
There is a core problem with almost every wallet on the market: they are mass-produced. I’m not talking about how that feels, I’m talking about how that works. When you make thousands of something exactly the same, it’s inevitable that you will need to make design compromises. But a wallet is such a personal thing. A wallet that is good for 10,000 people, is perfect for no one. We use it as much as anything else in our lives, so I think we all deserve a perfect one.
And there’s only one way to do that....
The hard way, the old way. Make it by hand, with love. Some would say that it’s not practical or too expensive for everyone to commission a custom wallet for themselves, but we’ve designed a system to let you do just that, without breaking the bank.
But we need your help.
We pushed our current equipment to its limits, and even borrowed some of what we needed to make the prototypes. With better gear we can do better work, and do it fast enough to make The Kit a viable product. Doing the work by hand will let us get started without a ton of funding. But we can't do it alone.
Risks and challenges
Given that we are making all of the rewards in house, by hand, our challenges are very different than most projects. While many products are on Kickstarter so they can meet minimum order quantities from their manufacturer, we are here so that we can purchase equipment and materials we need to make The Kit.
Handcrafted carries advantages and disadvantages:
We are able to prototype quickly, and modify our process between small runs of production to improve quality and meet our deadlines. We can also rely on our craftsmen for solutions to minor problems, as opposed to halting a production line. All this means that rewards will start shipping immediately, and shipments will only get bigger each week as we refine our processes.
The biggest disadvantage is that we can't scale for large quantities by simply ordering more from our manufacturer. We will manage this by keeping you informed of progress and timelines. We also work hard to meet any needs for early shipment due to special occasions like birthdays or holiday gifts.
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