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100% handmade leather wallets with interchangeable modules which are socially responsible.
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What is ONIKAGI?

Onikagi is a collaborative effort between me (Jackson) and Ken. We are both designers. The Onikagi wallet is designed to be interchangeable with different components. Made of pure leather and 100% handcrafted, users can choose between different configurations, watch the video to learn more! Create your perfect wallet today!

Drawings of the ONIKAGI wallet
Drawings of the ONIKAGI wallet

What rewards are available?

There are different configurations and colours available. You can get any reward shown on the right sidebar by pledging the appropriate amount. We will send out a survey when the project completes to verify the reward you selected and gather your chosen configuration and address. Wallets shown below are prototypes and may vary, but the general shape and colours will be accurate.

Create your own configuration!
Create your own configuration!
Choose between 2 different mounting options!
Choose between 2 different mounting options!
Available colour combinations!
Available colour combinations!
Small and Efficient
Small and Efficient
You will never leave your wallet behind...
You will never leave your wallet behind...

Our Promise.

Combining yesterday's craftsmanship with today's fit and function, our wallets are 100% handcrafted in Bandung, Indonesia by the leather craftsmen. It is our commitment to help this community strive and pass on this traditional skill to the younger ones.

What's the money for?

Backers of this project will be helping to create the first production run of the Onikagi wallets, packaging and a more thorough test of the wallets. Your pledges will enable us to move forward and provide jobs for these Indonesian traditional craftsmen. It will also allow us to sponsor a safer working space and more efficient equipments for them.

When will rewards ship?

As these wallets are all made by hand, we target a shipping date in October 2013. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

Will there be future ONIKAGI products?

Yes, most definitely. We intend to develop a line of components for it. 

Why ONIKAGI?

Ohim - Traditional Leather Craftsman
Ohim - Traditional Leather Craftsman

For the longest time, we have been looking around for a card wallet but with a coin pouch. We often use cash and these coins have no where to go! Out of frustration, we decided to create our own wallet. Not only does it comes with a coin pouch, it is 100% handmade with pure leather! Not only that, we are fully committed to be socially responsible, you can read our full story below.

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I (Jackson) am a designer and I love creating new products. In recent years I have created designer film cameras as well as designer art figures. Along the way, I met Ken, he specializes in the creation of leather camera cases and we had the chance to work on some projects together. One day, I was sharing with him a book that I just read, it was "Start Something that Matters" by TOMS shoes founder, Blake Mycoskie. I was really influenced by it.

Ohim's Living room
Ohim's Living room

So Ken told me to tag along when he visits the leather craftsmen in Bandung, Indonesia. That's what I did and was introduced to Ohim, a leather craftsman. We stayed with him for a night, understanding his work as a craftsman. We also got an insight of the problems he face living in such a bad condition. Health problems due to air pollution, water contamination, spreading of diseases, being unable to pay for medical help, dangerous housings, food shortages…his family face these on a daily basis.

Ohim's Kitchen
Ohim's Kitchen

When we returned from the trip, we decide to put our skills to good use. After 6 months of dedication, ONIKAGI - wallets for Humanity, is born. 

Our project goal is to secure enough funds for more thorough testing of the wallet as well as the 1st production run. 

Ohim hard at work
Ohim hard at work

All in all, you get an awesome modular leather wallet while contributing to a social cause at the same time! So please take a look at our rewards for the various pledges we have to offer! Remember, every wallet helps humanity! Thank you for your time!

Risks and challenges

As all wallets are individually handcrafted, one of our major challenge is to make sure we fulfill our shipping deadline and in turn, uphold the integrity of our promises. Another challenge is that raw leather often have slight difference in colouring, so we will have to keep our eyes out for available stock so we will not run out of leather. Another issue is the magnetic mount that we use, they may be harmful to credit cards and we will look towards solving this issue as well.

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    BASIC SET - You'll receive the Onikagi base holder + money flap. All components are interchangeable to form your perfect wallet. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

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    EARLY BIRD - STANDARD SET - You'll receive the Onikagi base holder + money flap + coin pouch. All components are interchangeable to form your perfect wallet. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

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    STANDARD SET - You'll receive the Onikagi base holder + money flap + coin pouch. All components are interchangeable to form your perfect wallet. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

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    PHOTOGRAPHER SET - You'll receive the Onikagi base holder + money flap + SD/CF card holder. All components are interchangeable to form your perfect wallet. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

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    COMPLETE SET - You'll receive the Onikagi base holder + money flap + coin pouch + SD/CF card holder. All components are interchangeable to form your perfect wallet. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

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