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phoenix-leaf is proud to present a different kind of wallet, a wallet with a heart! These wallet kits aren't intended to just serve the physical purpose of housing your cards and cash, as a normal wallet would, but to engage the user and motivate them to be more conscious of the environment! Kits help create a synergy with the owner, it's not just something you receive, but something you forge!!

KIT - Knowledge, Initiative, Teamwork!!

The idea behind the kits started as the desire to find a way to engender individuals to be more proactive in their communities environmentally. I asked myself, "What's something someone would carry on a regular basis that could remind them to do their part?" That's where the idea for wallets was born!  So many people carry wallets in everyday life. As for the actual kits, that idea was motivated by the notion of initially involving the individual. Everyone takes a little more pride in something they help bring to fruition. By providing all the materials necessary to create a fully functional wallet the user contributes their own abilities to make wallet complete. It's only as strong as you make it!

All wallets encompass simple rules of design, focusing on straights and curves accompanied by symmetry and asymmetry.  The Seedlings are slightly longer than a standard playing card.  

The Seedling:

Basic - Completed

  • Dimensions - 3.75" x 2.5" x 0.05"
  • Weight - 0.20oz  

Standard - Completed

  • Dimensions - 3.75" x 2.5" x 0.10"
  • Weight - 0.40oz

The Sprout:

Men's Bifold - Completed

  • Dimensions - 8.00" x 3.25" x 0.075"
  • Weight - 1.0oz  

Women's clutch Completed

  • Dimensions - 7.75" x 3.25" x 0.10"
  • Weight - 1.40oz  

The holes are spaced 0.125" apart and are 0.05" in diameter to ensure a snug fit for the hemp cord and to 'lock' the stitching to prevent unraveling, should it tear. Stitching is primarily a saddle stitch to secure the panels together and a back stitch for consistency in aesthetic and design. A saddle stitch is far superior in strength to a sewing-machine's standard stitch.  

Saddle stitch for absolute strength!!  Saddle stitch for absolute strength!!
Saddle stitch for absolute strength!! Saddle stitch for absolute strength!!

Wallet Kits

Seedling flats
Seedling flats
Sprout flats
Sprout flats

General

  • Made from an incredible and recyclable, paper fabric composite consisting of FSC Certified virgin wood pulp and rubber!
  • Durable and rugged, very difficult to tear!
  • Hand and machine washable, as well as dryer safe!
  • Ironable!
  • Machine-cut for consistent precision!
  • 0.5mm hemp cord made from multiple strands of hemp fiber for strength!
  • #22 Tapestry needle for ease and safety!
  • Screen printed with eco-friendly water-based fabric ink for durability and longevity!  Wash and wear resistant!
  • Customizable with your favorite art medium!  Pencil, chalk, crayon, paint, embroidery, embossing, burning, etc. - you decide!!  Be mindful that certain mediums will rub and/or wash off.
  • Optional logo debossing for the individuals who desire artistic freedom to decorate a completely custom design without the interruption of the screen printed design.
  • All duties performed in-house.
Imprinted logo
Imprinted logo
Examples!  Credits: Left - Liz Pattison [marker], Right - Alessia Stringini Maderick [burning]
Examples! Credits: Left - Liz Pattison [marker], Right - Alessia Stringini Maderick [burning]

Seedling: Basic

As minimal as it gets!  The Seedling: Basic is perfect for trips out where only a few items are necessary for carrying such as concerts, movies, nights on the town, etc.  Still great for everyday use!

  • Available in 2 styles, either Tall or Wide.
  • Your color choice of kraft, black or white.
  • Securely holds between 1 - 6 cards as well as up to 8 folded notes.
  • Fits standard business cards.
  • Bottom opening for assistance in removing contents. 
  • Convenient for both front and back pockets.

Seedling: Standard

Simple and organized!  The Seedling: Standard is also perfect for trips out where only a few items are necessary for carrying such as concerts, movies, nights on the town, etc.  With the added exterior pockets for ease of card organization.  Still great for everyday use!

  • Available in 2 styles, either Tall or Wide.
  • Your color choice of kraft, black or white.
  • Securely holds between 1 - 8 cards as well as up to 8 folded notes.
  • Fits standard business cards.
  • Bottom opening for assistance in removing contents. 
  • Convenient for both front and back pockets.

Sprout: Men's / Womens

Conventional, yet slim!  The Sprout mimics the more traditional styles of the men's bifold and woman's clutch wallets.  Perfect for everyday use.

  • Available in 2 styles, either Men's or Women's.
  • Your color choice of kraft, black or white.
  • Securely holds between 1 - 12 cards as well as up to 12 notes.
  • Fits standard business cards as well as wallet-size photos.

Packaging and Instructions

  • A2 and A8 kraft envelopes - 100% recycled paper [100% Post Consumer Waste].
  • Printed kraft product card including instructions and information using environmentally sustainable soy-based inks and sourced to a US-domestic multi-certified eco-friendly printing company.  100% recycled paper [50% Post Consumer Waste].

Only available as kits!  Not completed wallets.  All kits include hemp cord and a needle.

Thank you!!  Every backer's name will be added to a poster-sized list of phoenix-leaf supporters to commemorate all those who answered the call!
Thank you!! Every backer's name will be added to a poster-sized list of phoenix-leaf supporters to commemorate all those who answered the call!
Seedling: Basic - 3 color options & Tall or Wide - Hemp cord color matches with material choice.
Seedling: Basic - 3 color options & Tall or Wide - Hemp cord color matches with material choice.
Seedling: Standard - 3 color options & Tall or Wide - Hemp cord color matches with material choice.
Seedling: Standard - 3 color options & Tall or Wide - Hemp cord color matches with material choice.
Sprout: Men's - 3 color options - Hemp cord color matches with material choice.
Sprout: Men's - 3 color options - Hemp cord color matches with material choice.
Sprout: Women's - 3 color options - Hemp cord color matches with material choice.
Sprout: Women's - 3 color options - Hemp cord color matches with material choice.
Kickstarter Limited Edition - Seeding: Basic - Black and green ink swirl!!  Tall or Wide - Black and green hemp cord.  Swirl pattern will be random.
Kickstarter Limited Edition - Seeding: Basic - Black and green ink swirl!! Tall or Wide - Black and green hemp cord. Swirl pattern will be random.
Kickstarter Limited Edition - Seeding: Standard - Black and green ink swirl!!  Tall or Wide - Black and green hemp cord.  Swirl pattern will be random.
Kickstarter Limited Edition - Seeding: Standard - Black and green ink swirl!! Tall or Wide - Black and green hemp cord. Swirl pattern will be random.
Kickstarter Limited Edition - Sprout: Men's/Women's - Black and green ink swirl!!  Tall or Wide - Black and green hemp cord.  Swirl pattern will be random.
Kickstarter Limited Edition - Sprout: Men's/Women's - Black and green ink swirl!! Tall or Wide - Black and green hemp cord. Swirl pattern will be random.
Golden Phoenix Limited Edition - Sprout: Men's/Women's - Metallic Gold and Silver ink swirl!!  White or black material.  Gold colored hemp cord.  Swirl pattern will be random.
Golden Phoenix Limited Edition - Sprout: Men's/Women's - Metallic Gold and Silver ink swirl!! White or black material. Gold colored hemp cord. Swirl pattern will be random.

An approximate breakdown of our $6000 USD goal:

About 12% automatically gets deducted -

About 88% remains for actual dispersion [now budgeted at $5280 USD] -

  • ≈ 45% for machinery necessary to facilitate professional production
  • ≈ 20% for materials and domestic postage
  • ≈ 20% for manpower
  • ≈ 15% for startup, legal and prototyping

Please note these are baseline estimates for the minimum expectations of our $6000 USD goal.  If our goal is surpassed some of the listed percentages will shift.

While the $6000 USD goal covers the necessities to effectively launch phoenix-leaf, the more interest we can gain the more we can do.  Below are stretch goals that if met, will empower phoenix-leaf to enhance our ideas!

  • We can pursue solar technology to work "off the grid" and to become more 'green'.
  • Research and develop better practices and invest into better materials.
  • Acquire more superior machinery and tools for more efficient production.
  • Invest further into individual ideas to help phoenix-leaf grow.  We're certainly not a one-trick pony and have more up our sleeves!
  • Become more engaged in our community!

$8000 - 24 different hemp cord color options!!

$8750 - Phosphorescent Green Option - Choose to have your phoenix-leaf logo printed with glow-in-the-dark ink!!

$9750 - Copper Ink Option - Choose to have your phoenix-leaf logo printed with metallic copper ink!!

$11000 - Silver Ink Option - Choose to have your phoenix-leaf logo printed with metallic silver ink!!

$12500 - Gold Ink Option - Choose to have your phoenix-leaf logo printed with metallic gold ink!!

$15000 - Commemorative Seedling: Basic KIT - All backers at the 'Limited Edition' pledge levels receive an additional Seedling: Basic - Wide in black with "Thank You!!" printed on one side, and the final project numbers printed on opposite side in metallic pearl white ink!!

$20000 - Commemorative Seedling: Basic KIT- All backers at and above $16 pledge levels receive an additional Seedling: Basic - Wide in black with "Thank You!!" printed on one side, and the final project numbers printed on opposite side in metallic pearl white ink!!

$30000 - Commemorative Seedling: Basic KIT- All backers at and above $12 pledge levels receive an additional Seedling: Basic - Wide in black with "Thank You!!" printed on one side, and the final project numbers printed on opposite side in metallic pearl white ink!!

March - April:

  • March 20th - Vernal Equinox / First day of Spring / Launch Kickstarter Campaign!!
  • March 21st - World Forestry Day 2014!!
  • April 16th - World Earth Week 2014 Begins!!  Campaign home-stretch!!
  • April 22nd - World Earth Day 2014!!  Kickstarter Campaign ends at midnight!!
  • April 25th - Arbor Day 2014!!

April - July

  • Receive funds approximately 2-3 weeks after campaign successfully ends.
  • Purchase all materials and equipment and begin production.
  • June 5th - World Environment Day 2014!!
  • Begin shipping kits in early June and complete by the end of July.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign phoenix-leaf has no intention of stopping here! We plan to contact local stores that share the same emphasis for the environment that we do, to shelve our wallet kits! Once the pledge rewards have been 100% fulfilled we will launch an online store as well! As stated above, there are plenty more ideas phoenix-leaf hopes to offer in the near future! Stay tuned!

    

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges are an inherent part of any endeavour. With proper planning and execution one can only do their best to minimize the event of any setback but can not fully eliminate the possibility of them.

After months of research one uncommon trend among Kickstarter projects seem to be backers not receiving their pledge, even months to years after a project successfully completing. To combat this, each parcel will have USPS tracking information included to ensure that both phoenix-leaf and the individual backer can stay informed with their pledge reward's shipping information. This cost is built into each pledge tier.

Though I have contacted the necessary manufacturers for the materials to produce the wallet kits and have been ensured there will be enough to handle my needs for a complete production run, it does remain out of my power to fully guarantee they will be able to supply the quantity I require. To assist in this being a possible (though not likely) interruption I have set the end of July as my window to complete production and shipping, though most should be completed in June. I have built in an extra month this unlikely scenario.

I intended to provide weekly updates to keep backers motivated and in-the-loop with the proceedings of phoenix-leaf. Unfortunately some projects seem to stay in-the-dark with development and leave backers left to question the legitimacy of the creator's campaign. A community can not be built without communication, and I wholeheartedly believe that anyone willing to support me and my idea deserves to be properly informed!

Other obvious risks and challenges include, machines breaking and creating delays as well as emergency personal events creating distractions. I do ask all backers keep in mind that I have responsibilities outside of phoenix-leaf and though it is my utmost intention to devote the majority of my time to this Kickstarter campaign, to the production of rewards and to ensure the highest of quality of my kits, I still am human.

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