About this project
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The SLIM – Premium Leather Cardholder is a premium British made leather cardholder designed for quick access without the bulk. Travel light without compromise, with a wallet that will last.
There are no linings, no zips, just premium bridle leather and thread. And, of course, design: there is a quick access slots on the front and back for the cards you use most or cash and a key loop for attaching a key.
A wallet should fit to your lifestyle rather than force you to compromise. Our SLIM – Premium Leather Cardholder incorporates a first-rate construction and slim silhouette that enables you to use it whenever.
The SLIM – Premium Leather Cardholder hits the sweet spot of functionality and efficiency, with a design that does away with pocket bulge and aids in quick access.
We need your help Kickstarter’s, in order for us to take SLIM – Premium Leather Cardholder into production we need to be able to meet minimum order quantities and purchase the leather hides.
SolidDesign is a Manchester based product design studio based in the heart of Manchester, UK. We specialise in providing design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing solutions to businesses and inventors. Check us our at soliddesignconsultancy.com to learn more about us.
Our Last SLIM wallet
The SLIM – Leather Cardholder is the second wallet to join our product range. At the end of 2013 SLIM – Precision Machined Wallet was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Machined from a solid block of aluminium, brass or titanium, we design it be slim, light and durable adding protection from RFID skimming. Learn more about our SLIM Machined Wallet or to buy one visit us at soliddesign-studio.com
- Holds 1-8+ cards
- Main card storage holds upto 6 cards
- Front and Back quick access slots for cards, cash or a key
- Key loop
- Hand made in England
- Keeps bulk to an absolute minimum
- Travel light without compromise
- Premium English vegetable tanned bridle cow leather
We wanted to keep the design as slim as possible yet without compromising on functionality. With only 4 layers of leather we were able to minimise the overall thickness.
- Size: 10 x 8 x 0.5cm
- Weight: 22 grams (0.77 ounces)
About the Material
Our wallets are made from premium full-grain vegetable tanned bridle leathers. For our wallet, there is no other material that compares to leather. It has strength, durability and resilience, while also managing to be supple and bend to your needs.
We chose a premium leather called bridle leather that is used for making horse riding saddles and bridles. Bridle Leather refers to the way that a piece of leather (cow hide) is finished at the tannery. Bridle leather has both the Flesh and Grain side of the leather stuffed with greases and finished with wax. This is generally a labour intensive process, thus expensive but the result is a leather that can stand harsh weather and rigorous use. Only the best grades of leather are treated like this.
Over the past four months we have been developing the latest wallet to join our product range. Starting with multiple concepts we narrowed down the features we wanted to include by prototyping and testing the design concepts to see how they perform.
Like our SLIM Machined Wallet, we wanted to produce a wallet that would stand the test of time, after testing out multiple leathers we settled on bridle leather due to its premium quality.
All rewards include UK shipping at no extra cost. Worldwide shipping is £3 extra.
£25 Black SLIM Leather Cardholder
£25 Chestnut SLIM Leather Cardholder
£25 Marino Blue SLIM Leather Cardholder
£45 Pick Any Two
£60 Pick Any Three
Risks and challenges
The SLIM – Premium Leather Wallet’s shown on this page and in the video were built on our production line.
We've done our very best to forecast demand and create a solid production plan. We've learned a lot over the years and from our last Kickstarter project, but sometimes forecasts don’t always hit the mark. Should we miss projections, we’ll let you know why and make it right as quickly as possible.
We've built a very capable team who we have worked together for some time now. However, material delays can occur, if this happens, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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