About this project
verb [ with obj. ] - make (something) neat or of the required size or form by cutting away irregular or unwanted parts
adjective - neat and smart in appearance; in good order: he kept his clothes neat and trim
DudeIWantThat: "Thin, fast, and smart in the way we humans like to ascribe intelligence to inanimate objects..."
TechCrunch: "The killer feature is a small square hole in the side that enables you to partially pop out a credit card for a quick swipe."
HiConsumption: (#1 on Best Minimalist Wallets) "After hitting a home run with the first version, Elliot decided it was time to introduce a new and improved version using the feedback from customers."
GearCulture: "The stylish, slimline design puts an end to embarrassing trouser pocket bulging and also enables access to your most used cards without the need to ever take them out. Get swiping."
MovementsandNonsense: "Not only is this wallet thinner, but it’s design allows for one to quickly slide out credit cards for a smooth purchase transaction."
OhGizmo: "Any improvement over the scoliosis-inducing mammoths we carry today is welcome, and the DASH wallet pictured above is one of our favorites."
GearMoose: "...we no longer have room for our oversized, uncomfortable wallets anymore. That’s why we’re personally opting for the Dash Wallet."
TRIM’s minimal design makes it convenient to take anywhere, from the gym to coffee runs. It can be an everyday wallet, or just your weekend carrier.
- Horizontal slot for easy access primary card
- Vertical slot for up to 8-10 secondary cards
- Keeps bulk to an absolute minimum with a sleek design
- Perfectly sized cash slot for easy access and storage
- Pressed saffiano leather - scratch and stain resistant
- Vegetable tanned leather - heavier hide and threading for leather lovers
- Hand oil-coated edges for increased durability against fraying
- TRIM weighs less than .25 oz and is only 3 mm thick.
ADDITIONAL VERTICAL STORAGE
The wallet is as versatile as you need it to be. Don't be embarrassed when puling out that old bulky wallet anymore.
Why Trim Your Wallet?
Trim is the perfect size to carry everything you need.
Everyone has one favorite card to use; Trim will give you instant access to it.
In some instances, you won’t be able to use cards, so Trim carries cash.
Pricing starts at only $20 for early birds. That's like a movie and popcorn.
Your clothes will fit better.
They can fit in any pocket or purse.
They can better organize and distribute business cards.
Everyday life can be chaotic. Perhaps this could help make it a bit simpler.
- Help make loved ones' everyday lives simpler by gifting one.
Design & Construction:
Again, Dash brings you a design with a one piece construction that is folded and sewn strategically for the most minimal frame. Starting with the original design, we wanted to have a wallet that combined all aspects that you guys loved. We finally decided on the TRIM design and created a wallet that accommodates both the vertical and horizontal usage.
Most wallets have perpendicular slots, which isn't the most effective design. We modified the slots, to have them all at an optimal 30 degree angle, and a curve at the back. This design makes access to the cards easy, but also secure. We did the same for the cash compartment for this wallet.
The saffiano leather in the Trim Wallet is stamped in a series of cross-hatch designs rendering it very resistant to stains and scratches. This gives us a slimmer frame for a durable construction to help trim your wallet. The edges are then oil-coated to provide more durability and prevent fraying of the ends. Finally, the cash slot is machine laser-cut in a uniform manner.
We are also providing a black vegetable tanned leather model for a more rugged wallet that builds character over time. This wallet features a thicker hide and thicker threading, with an ultrasuede lining interior. The edges and threading on this model are waxed and coated. There is also additional threading on the cash slot to reinforce the opening.
Last year, I created the first Dash Wallet project after I couldn’t find the right wallet and I put it up on to Kickstarter. Fortunately, the project was able to get full funding and we were able to lift this venture off the ground. We then assembled an awesome team together and got to work. After months of production, site redesigns, wallet resizing, and logistics organization, we delivered you Dash Wallets, a wallet focused on making your life easier and more organized. We create for the minimalist and hope to slim down your bulky wallets. We do so with the integrity and philosophy of always doing our best to deliver on time, with the best customer service.
After launching the Dash project, we were able to learn a lot more about the many aspects of crowdfunding. We've been working to improve every step along the way from production costs to shipment methods. This time around, backer rewards can be offered at an affordable pledge for better materials and the process of fulfillment will be much more streamlined. We have always delivered Dash products on time and will continue to do so. And again, the design was inspired by you guys. That's the great thing about Kickstarter. Backers and creators can collaborate to create and deliver better products together. So thank you, Kickstarters.
After numerous assessments on fabrics and blueprints, we have finished designing the wallet using only one piece of material to ensure a minimal frame and durability for a final prototype. We can now start production of the wallets for the public. If successful, the timeline will go as follows:
Week 1-2: Gather information through surveys
Week 3-4: Organize logistics to start manufacturing
Week 8 : Quality control and checkpoints
Week 9-12 : Shipment to Kickstarter backers
This is where Kickstarter comes in again. We need your support to launch this line of wallets. We are raising funding for manufacturing, packaging, and logistics for the TRIM Wallet. Your support for the production of these wallets will help to make wallets trimmer all around you. Thank you for taking the time to check out the project.
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Hi-Res Gallery: Here
Awesome song by Rob Simonsen - "Return To Your Ladyfriend"
For further information, media, and a gallery, refer to: www.dashwallets.com
Risks and challenges
If the Trim Wallet gets funded, we will have to make sure everything goes according to plan to meet the promised deadlines. Projects often have trouble completing production and meeting the expected deadlines for shipment. The project could face possible challenges if the quality of the product or packaging does not meet our requirements. However, I will personally be in charge of assembling and shipping all of the pledge rewards as soon as we reach our goal. We will not be outsourcing the post-production work to another company. Our team is experienced and has been preparing for nearly a year to ensure that post-funding will be like clockwork when the time comes. Although we do not see any direct risks and challenges, there are always indirect or unseen tasks that may present itself during the process of productions. We hope to run everything as streamlined as possible and also ahead of schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The vegetable tanned leather has a thicker hide and that builds character over time. It has a slightly heavier construction and reinforced stitching. On the other hand, the saffiano leather is a pressed leather that is lighter and more refined. Take your pick!
You can get any combination of wallets for the limited Early Trial Reward.
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