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Sixfold designs are based on a patent-pending fold-and-notch technology that pares down production and allows users to become makers!
Sixfold creates carriers, handbags + more, all based on our own fold-and-notch design technology. View the latest creation on our website:
Sixfold creates carriers, handbags + more, all based on our own fold-and-notch design technology. View the latest creation on our website:
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UPDATE: We've recently added our new TWIN TOTE for wine, bubbly and the big boys of beer/cider. We've also added COMBO OPTIONS for those into multiple styles! See Rewards below.                    

The Sixfold design concept is based on a make-better, live-better ideology that has evolved into a line of leather beer and wine carriers, accessories—and much more to come. Our patent-pending fold-and-notch system cuts out wasteful production processes and invites users to become makers! 

Our products are crafted from sustainable, eco-friendly leather and walnut. The patterns are laser cut and ship flat, straight to you. In six quick folds, users create their own high quality carriers, with no sewing or small parts required!

Sixfold has tapped into the buzz surrounding craft beer movement. With your help, we hope to expand both our production output and product offering, sharing our vision with the wider world of conscious consumers who care about amazing design!

The Sixfold Four looks lovely lakeside and is an attractive picnic addition.
The Sixfold Four looks lovely lakeside and is an attractive picnic addition.
Your carrier folds down into a compact package.
Your carrier folds down into a compact package.
Once flattened, our carriers are tote-ally stowable!
Once flattened, our carriers are tote-ally stowable!

Introducing The Sixfold Twin — Designed for Refined Palates of All Kinds

 

Wine-enthusiasts clamored and we answered—with a multi-functional carrier! Meet the latest addition to our beverage family: The Sixfold Twin. Based on the same fold-and-notch design concept as our beer carriers, this 2-bottle tote is made for:

  • Wine
  • Champagne
  • 750ml Beer/Cider

It even carries some of your favorite spirits! We've added an adjustable side tab to this design to accommodate bottles of many shapes and kinds. 

Makes a Fine Pair

The Sixfold Twin was designed for celebrating perfect pairs!
The Sixfold Twin was designed for celebrating perfect pairs!
 
Great for toting to the wine shop, our two-bottle carrier also makes for a sweet wedding gift that's tailored to the tastes of both bride and groom. Couple a bottle of bubbly and their favorite vintage in this elegant, all-leather carrier!

For Bigger, Bolder Brews

The Twin is made for the big boys: It totes two 750ml bottles, a common format for craft beers and ciders—even barley wine, which we hear is having a heyday!

Early birds get the best deal! As a beloved backer, you'll receive our products at a Kickstarter-exclusive discount.

We're a design company at heart, so why choose beer? Well first, because it's the universal conduit for conversation—beer brings people together. It's also about a shared a respect for both tradition and innovation, which brewers and enthusiasts celebrate.

- Grady Salter, General Manager at The Hop in Beacon, NY
- Grady Salter, General Manager at The Hop in Beacon, NY

As the beer movement grows, so does a universal respect for quality, craft, and sincerity. Here in the Hudson Valley, NY, where SIxfold is based, the beer movement has flourished alongside a community of creatives and entrepreneurs. We're looking forward to bringing our products to a growing population of conscious consumers who care about better ways of making and being. 

  • Because production doesn’t have to be wasteful or environmentally unsound: Our no-sew system avoids the use of toxic adhesives, industrial sewing machines, and exploitative factory labor.
  • We want to offer customers the satisfaction of creating something they love—a feeling you'll get to (literally) carry with you. Users earn insight into the design process when assembling their products, bridging the gap between customer and creator. 
  • Quality comes first. We're cutting costs associated with outsourced manufacturing and instead investing in our community and the best local materials.

Sixfold promotes forward-thinking design while offering products that are familiar, functional, and fit into our users’ lifestyles. 

Sixfold evolved from a personal challenge: Our founder, Joshua Karl, wanted to find a way to create a beautiful, high-quality product without sewing a stitch.

He sketches each pattern with a meticulously devised system of notches for hooking the leather onto the walnut spine. Design dictates quality: Patterns must be precisely rendered in order to maintain their functional integrity. 

When preparing patterns to be laser cut, Joshua tailors the layout to maximize the output of each hide and minimize waste. 

Patterns are sent straight to the machine, where lasers make quick work of cutting. The heat of the beam effectively seals the edge of the leather and gives the wood spine a smooth finish.

Our carriers are crafted from a high-quality, vegetable-tanned English Bridle leather. We work with a supplier who specializes strictly in vegetable tanning—the most traditional and environmentally friendly method. Instead of chromium and harmful chemicals, the leather is treated with tannins from tree bark and plants, which imbue the leather with its signature suppleness and warmth.

The American walnut used to craft our spines is sourced from the Ocooch Mountains in Wisconsin by our trusted family-owned supplier. We apply natural linseed oil by hand to give the wood its rich finish.

Fulfillment is incredibly important to us. We want you to enjoy your carrier, not just in theory but in practice! Our thoughtful timeline is designed to bring us from fully funded to fully functional.

Materials: Our vendors are standing by with order amounts. Once we're funded, we expect the materials to arrive at our Hudson Valley facility within 40 days.

Set-up: The primary goal of our Kickstarter is to fund our own in-house laser machine. Once funded, we've factored in 3 weeks for delivery and another 3 days to calibrate. We'll keep backers in the loop with photos of our shiny new laser machine and videos of the calibration process.

Production: Once the machine is up and running, we'll be pumping out more than 200 carriers per week, at a rate of around 40 per day!

Shipping: Depending on where you are and when you order, every Sixfold collaborator should receive his or her flat-packed case within 2-6 weeks of our campaign's end date.

We have taken great care in the planning of our fulfillment over the past several months. Once we reach our goal, we look forward to bringing Sixfold into the world, fully formed!

Sixfold's Own In-House Laser Machine

We were fortunate when we started out to find Fabhaus, a local laser-cutting studio where we were able to perfect our first set of prototypes. As we take on higher volume and launch additional product lines, we need a higher-output machine to keep production in-house and super efficient.

Local Employment

Your support is an investment in our future, smarter technology, and jobs for the local community.

Sixfold has planted roots in Newburgh, NY, a community bursting with new energy. As Sixfold expands, we hope to provide opportunities for individuals in Newburgh looking to expand their skill sets. We're excited to introduce workers to safe and sustainable modern technologies that will remain relevant far into the future.

Sixfold is a group of creative-minded individuals united by a shared philosophy. We're equally excited about the future of product design and discovering a better way to make and be.

From business to branding and creative direction, to content management and copywriting, we bring a spectrum of skills to complement the vision of our founder, Joshua Karl. Together, we form a small but scrappy collective with the potential to expand...Sixfold!

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EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Kathleen Andersen - Glass Blower, Hudson Beach Glass
Chris Lueck - Creative Director, Full Frontal FeaturesJeremy Pyles - Creative Director, Niche ModernZachary Skinner - Photographer, Zac Cam Studio

Thank you SO much to everyone who has supported Sixfold thus far. You are forever in our hearts—and on our super exclusive list of VIPs who we definitely want to hang with. Let's keep the fold growing!

Risks and challenges

While our streamlined production process eliminates risks inherent to outsourced manufacturing, maintaining solid communication with our suppliers is crucial to making sure orders are fulfilled correctly and on time.

We've prioritized building close relationships with our local suppliers, who ensure that our leather, walnut, and stainless steel meet Sixfold's exacting standards in terms of quality, sustainability, and calibration (every detail counts in our designs).

We're confident that open communication and a well thought out action plan (see our Pledge above) will eliminate snags in the fulfillment process.

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    JOIN THE FOLD! You'll receive regular updates on our progress and become part of the Sixfold process—and family.

    Download "Ask Me," written especially for Sixfold by Fiery Furnaces mastermind Matthew Friedberger.

    Have your name added to our Sixfold.nyc VIP wall.

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    HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL!!! ($35 value)

    Sixfold Stainless Steel Bottle Opener

    + Sixfold Stainless Steel Bottle Opener
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    HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL!!! ($100 value)

    Sixfold Four: 4-Bottle Beer Carrier

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    HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL!!! ($115 value)

    Sixfold Six: 6-Bottle Beer Carrier

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    HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL #2!!! ($115 value)

    Our most popular carrier! Sold out above, now back—and still a deal.

    Sixfold Six: 6-Bottle Beer Carrier

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    SIXFOLD SIX: 6-BOTTLE BEER CARRIER

    Our most popular carrier! Sold out above, now back—and still a deal. ($85 value)

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    SIXFOLD TWIN: 2-BOTTLE WINE / CHAMPAGNE / BEER TOTE ($95 value)

    Carry your beer, wine or bubbly in the Sixfold Twin, designed for wine, champagne, and large format beers or ciders.

    Includes an adjustable side gusset to ensure bottles are transported stylishly and securely!

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    HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL!!! ($185 value)

    Sixfold Four: 4-Bottle Beer Carrier

    Limited Edition Hand-blown Pint Glasses (2)

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    SIXFOLD TWIN + SIXFOLD SIX ($180 value)
    The best of both worlds, in one package!

    Get The Sixfold Twin: 2-Bottle Wine/Champagne Tote and The Sixfold Six: 6-Bottle Beer Carrier

    Save on shipping by order your favorite styles all together.

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    SIXFOLD TWIN + SIXFOLD FOUR + SIXFOLD SIX ($250 value)
    Gotta have em all? You got it.

    Get The Sixfold Twin: 2-Bottle Wine/Champagne Tote, The Sixfold Four: 4-Bottle Beer Carrier, and The Sixfold Six: 6-Bottle Beer Carrier

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    FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL!!! ($300 value)

    Sixfold Six: 6-Bottle Beer Carrier with Special Edition Monogram*

    Limited Edition Hand-blown Pint Glasses (2)

    + Sixfold Stainless Steel Bottle Opener
    + Matthew Friedberger "Ask Me" Audio
    + Your Name on the Sixfold.nyc VIP wall

    *A Kickstarter exclusive! We'll laser etch up to three initials into the leather handle of each of your carriers. Customize your own products or turn them into truly personalized gifts. We will also email you a printable gift slip in time for Father's Day.

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    SUMMER PARTY PACK!!! ($585 value)

    Sixfold Six: 6-Bottle Beer Carrier with Special Edition Monogram*

    Sixfold Four: 4-Bottle Beer Carrier with Special Edition Monogram*

    Limited Edition Hand-blown Pint Glasses (4)

    + Sixfold Stainless Steel Bottle Openers (2)
    + Matthew Friedberger "Ask Me" Audio
    + Your Name on the Sixfold.nyc VIP wall

    *A Kickstarter exclusive! We'll laser etch up to three initials into the leather handle of each of your carriers. Customize your own products or turn them into truly personalized gifts.

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Funding period

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