About this project
Our Recycled Skateboard Slim Wallet is hand-made in the USA. We don't use robots or lasers, just skilled human hands. We've worked hard over the course of several months to perfect our design. Our wallets are slim, durable, and good for the environment.
why they are awesome
The Recycled Skateboard Slim Wallet measures only 4 millimeters thin (that's about the thickness of 4 credit cards) and will securely hold 1-10 cards, plus cash. You could fit more cards if you wanted to, but we think that sort of defeats the purpose of a slim wallet. The cards are held in place by a one inch wide band made from bicycle inner-tubes. We use bicycle inner-tubes because they have the perfect amount of stretch and grip to keep your wallet's contents secure.
using broken skateboards
According to the Skatepark Association of America, there were 13 millions skateboarders in the US in 2013. An average skateboarder breaks a board about every two months, sometimes more. If you multiply that figure by all the skateboarders in the universe, the number is staggering. What happens to these boards when they have reached the end of their useful life, you ask? They end up in a landfill.
With your help , we can transform these broken skateboards into useful, and totally cool Recycled Skateboard Slim Wallets!
we need your help
With your pledge, we can move our workshop from under a staircase in a narrow hallway to a more spacious area with room to breathe. We would love to be able to purchase additional equipment and employ other skilled humans. Better equipment will help us become more efficient and create less waste, thus recycling more broken skateboards.
Our recycled wallets are constructed from broken skateboard decks. We start by removing the old grip tape from each deck. The decks are then cut into thin strips, glued, then pressed together. Once dry, the wood is cut into the final shape, sanded by hand using the old grip tape, then sealed with a clear enamel.
a little something for you
Reward #1 Pledge $1 A big thank you for your help.
Reward #2 Pledge $15 One Recycled Skateboard Bottle Opener.
Reward #3 Pledge $25 One hand-made Recycled Skateboard Slim Wallet.
Reward #4 Pledge $40 One hand-made Recycled Skateboard Slim Wallet and one Recycled Skateboard Bottle Opener.
Reward #5 Pledge $50 Two hand-made Recycled Skateboard Slim Wallets.
Reward #6 Pledge $100 Four hand-made Recycled Skateboard Slim Wallets.
I need to thank Max Oden for assisting with this project with his filming and editing skills. Here are some of the outtakes from the video. We had fun with this and I hope you enjoy!
Risks and challenges
The only challenge we foresee is the additional construction time we could face if the orders placed exceed our current expectations and projections. If this happens, have no fear. We will bring on even more skilled humans to help us fulfill orders!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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