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By Faire Leather Co.
$186,053
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"Faire Leather Co. has solved the problem of messy, unorganized briefcases. The Bond Travel Briefcase is a professional carry-all with a place for everything." - The Hustle

"One of the best leather folios we've tried." - AUGUSTMAN

This collection is inspired by James Bond. Charismatic, polished and intelligent, the iconic 007 always keeps his tech and gadgets in its proper place such that they're easily accessible because they help to get the job done.

Our product philosophy is based on two factors:

  • Polished Exteriors: Our stylish designs are always accompanied by a clean and polished look.
  • Effortless Organisation: Everything is always well-kept, and easy to access - we consider all your everyday needs.
Here are some of our collection's key features, seen in both the Bond Everyday Padfolio and the Bond Travel Briefcase.

A pull tab slot for quick access to your card wallet
A pull tab slot for quick access to your card wallet

 

Magnetic zippers that close with a snap, adding to the polished look
Magnetic zippers that close with a snap, adding to the polished look

  

A travel friendly slot, which doubles up as a pocket when not in use
A travel friendly slot, which doubles up as a pocket when not in use

 

The Bond Everyday Padfolio is designed for people who commute frequently and travel light. It features compartments for essentials such as pens, business cards, a mobile phone or portable charger, as well as a tech compartment that fits a tablet and even some slim laptops. Alternatively you can also slot in an A4 writing pad. The polished exterior also means that it is perfect for working professionals who attend multiple business meetings throughout the day and hence need to be tech ready while still looking sleek.

 

 

Vegetable Tanned US Top Grain Cowhide - (From left to right) Available in Tan, Dark Brown, Navy, Black
Vegetable Tanned US Top Grain Cowhide - (From left to right) Available in Tan, Dark Brown, Navy, Black

   

Cross Grain Embossed US Top Grain Cowhide - (From left to right) Available in Burgundy, Navy, Black
Cross Grain Embossed US Top Grain Cowhide - (From left to right) Available in Burgundy, Navy, Black

 

 

 

The Bond Travel Briefcase is a polished and sleek travel-friendly bag that is perfect for working professionals. It features a business card compartment, a trolley slot strap that fits perfectly onto your carry-on luggage, a pocket that is sized for passports and sleeves to organise and protect mobile phone pins and SD/SIM cards. In addition, it also has compartments for tech products of all sizes such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones and portable chargers. The Bond travel briefcase has everything well kept, and easy to access - perfect for those on the go.

 

 

Vegetable Tanned US Top Grain Cowhide - (From left to right) Available in Dark Brown, Tan, Navy, Black
Vegetable Tanned US Top Grain Cowhide - (From left to right) Available in Dark Brown, Tan, Navy, Black

 

Cross Grain Embossed US Top Grain Cowhide - (From left to right) Available in Burgundy, Navy, Black
Cross Grain Embossed US Top Grain Cowhide - (From left to right) Available in Burgundy, Navy, Black

  

 

 

The Card Wallet fits your cash and essential card, with slots on either side to also accommodate receipts and business cards. Designed to fit perfectly into the pull-tab slots of our Bond Travel Briefcase and Everyday Padfolio, it also includes RFID blocking technology to protect you against credit card fraud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our leathers are US top grain cowhide. As far as treatment goes, we've opted for a more polished and sleek finish to our leather compared to the rest of our competitors who take on a more raw and rugged approach.

Our hardware is made from Zamak and Brass and we use EVERBRIGHT® zippers from YKK for their high resistance to corrosion and its reputation as the undisputed market leader worldwide.

The inner lining we use is made of Microfibre - the selection of such a material makes the product lighter, and mirrors our intentions for a more polished aesthetic. We also use T72D x 200D Twist Nylon for it’s resistance to water and to give the interior lining more strength.

Known for its good colour fastness, high tensile strength and low moisture absorption, the threads we use are 100% Filament Polyester Threads.

 

 

Faire started out from a casual conversation we had over a couple of drinks. Joe was talking about his family business and it then came to the ideas we could build; how my experience meant I could market a concept for a product he would create. 

I’m your standard working professional that works on the move. I carry my kindle, my laptop, a notebook and other daily essentials in my work bag. But I didn’t feel like there was anything out there that was solving a truly simple and fundamental problem - while the outside of my bag looked polished, inside it’s a mess and I can never find my stuff.

So I first asked Joe, “How difficult is it to make a bag that could neatly fit all my essentials?” 

He explained that it wasn’t as easy as just building compartments. We would need to reimagine the structure of the conventional briefcase and make something that no one else had made before. We had to think specifically about the everyday needs of modern professionals and design the product with a focus on functionality not just with the compartments, but also the details that would make the product.

We achieved this by bringing each prototype to focus groups before incorporating feedback with each iteration – over and over again until we got it right. This isn’t something many makers have the luxury of doing, but we could because Joe’s family owns a leather factory. This also means we would never have to pay a manufacturer’s fee or a sample production cost. We also save on materials because of the relationships the business has built with suppliers over the years, and their craftsmen expertise in cutting leather efficiently. These cost savings made throughout the entire production process, we then pass on to you.

James (Joe's dad) presenting one of his early creations - the DURAN collection at a Tocco Toscano boutique launch (1992)
James (Joe's dad) presenting one of his early creations - the DURAN collection at a Tocco Toscano boutique launch (1992)

Ultimately, an attribute that goes beyond pricing is quality. Joe’s family has been making leather products for over 30 years. They have worked with countless types of materials and hardware, as well as the processes that go into making different kinds of bags. With Faire, we will have the same quality and knowhow, just updated for a new generation.

(Left) A recent photograph of the Tocco Toscano Duran Briefcase made in the early 1990s and still in perfect condition. (Right) Our updated version made with the same quality and know-how, just updated for a new generation
(Left) A recent photograph of the Tocco Toscano Duran Briefcase made in the early 1990s and still in perfect condition. (Right) Our updated version made with the same quality and know-how, just updated for a new generation

 

Faire Leather Co. is a men’s leather goods online label that redefines true value as Functional Luxury at a Fair Price. Founded in Singapore by Joseph Lor and Ryan Choy, Faire Leather Co. taps traditional know-how from decades of heritage and experience with real-time feedback and data to create stylish products designed for maximum function. As a vertically integrated company, Faire Leather Co. runs and owns the factory and offers true direct-to-consumer (DTC) pricing.

 

Joseph Lor

Joseph brings seven years’ experience in the local leatherwork business as one half of the duo behind Faire Leather Co.. As a second-generation entrepreneur, Joseph recognises the importance of innovative technology in the Singapore retail landscape. At Faire, Joseph helms the creative design of each product, expertly fusing the heritage and expertise of our leather artisans with the aesthetics and mindset of a new generation, to create considered products for the modern individual.

Ryan Choy

With his background in digital marketing for commercial clients, Ryan is responsible for managing the image of Faire Leather Co. and building a unified culture while increasing the value of the brand. Known as a feedback aware brand, Ryan is also responsible for consumer engagement and being mindful and sensitive to consumer feedback to translate them into market insights and developments for the brand.

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Risks and challenges

There will always be some degree of uncertainty when it comes to crowdfunding because you are backing projects that have yet to go into production. The advantage that we are backed by our own factory and have been making leather products for many years, makes us confident that our projected timeline is fairly accurate.

Having said that, we have encountered many unforeseen disruptions during the manufacturing process over the years. So whilst we would not guarantee with a 100% certainty that you will receive your product by the slated dates, the odds are pretty close to 100% that you will, and we at Faire Leather Co. will be working to that goal.

Our promise is also simple - clear, responsive communication.

Thank you for believing in us and joining us on the journey. We can't wait to get a new standard of Functional Luxury to you.

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