About this project
MEET SUPR SLIM: A MINIMALIST'S WALLET
Supr Slim is designed for the person who hates schlepping around a bunch of unnecessary stuff in their pockets like one-dollar bills, coins, receipts, and year-old loyalty cards. Thanks to smarter phones and the good people at Square, carrying all that extra stuff in your wallet is a thing of the past.
We believe that all you really need in your wallet are your essential cards. Supr Slim was created with this in mind - to be a super-thin, card-carrying over-achiever.
WHY SUPR SLIM IS BETTER: A WALLET DESIGNED TO STRETCH
We observed that many of today's minimal wallets fail because the material (usually leather) stretches out leaving it unable to hold a smaller number of cards. The beauty of our durable, elastic design is that Supr Slim stretches and wraps tightly around your cards. Whether you carry 10 cards one week and then 2 cards for the weekend, Supr Slim will never stretch out or lose its ability to grip your cards.
SUPR SLIM IS AMAZINGLY THIN
At only 3 mm, Supr Slim is as thin as the cards in your pocket.
SUPR SLIM IS EASY TO ACCESS
Supr Slim keeps the cards you use most at your fingertips. So helpful.
SUPR SLIM IS SPEEDY
You will breeze through RFID scanners.
SUPR SLIM IS COLORFUL
We made Supr Slim in six colors. One for everyone.
SUPR SLIM IS MADE IN THE USA
Great products are made by great people. We partnered with a 60-year old elastic manufacturer located in Rhode Island to provide the raw materials. Our packaging will be letterpressed by the meticulous craftspeople at Studio on Fire, and Supr Slim will be hand-assembled with care by fine folks in Minneapolis, MN. We’re proud to say that Supr Slim is pure red, white and blue.
JOIN OUR TEAM
This is where you come in. We need your help to get this product into your pocket. We are looking for people who are searching for ways to slim down and simplify their lives. People who believe it makes more sense to carry only what you need - not everything you own. Your support will help us cover the costs of our first production run.
OUR PRODUCTION PLAN
We have completed an intensive, 9 month-long prototyping process with our tailoring team to solve any durability problems and challenges we might face as we move into production. The next step is to place the order for materials and start the first production run of wallets.
- Celebrate the successful end of our Kickstarter campaign with some tasty pancakes
- Wait for up to 20 days for funds to clear
- Week 1: Place order for materials and schedule production
- Week 1: Place order for packaging
- Weeks 2-4: Wallet production and print packaging
- Week 4: Check every wallet to make sure they are perfect
- Week 5: Package wallets for shipment
- Ship! We expect to start shipping orders in September.
WHO WE ARE
Supr is the studio of Aaron Melander and Erik Melander. We are two brothers on a mission to create products that help people live more simply. And maybe eat some tasty pancakes along the way. Follow us on Twitter: @suprgoodco
We designed Slim for cards, but we will sometimes fold a couple of $20 bills in case of emergency.
Here is a picture showing how we put cash in the Slim:
Even with a little cash, the Slim still looks great.
We would feel terrible if you used Slim and it wore out after a few months of use.
We spent several months focusing on durability and field testing the designs. I think we have found the perfect size where the elastic really doesn't put a lot of tension on the cards to hold them tightly so the stress on the material is pretty low.
The polyester elastic material we chose for the wallet resists accumulating dirt from daily use. If Slim does get a little dirty, a quick hand-wash under cold water will clean it.
We spent several months field testing the product and our Slims still look great and work perfectly.
Up to 10 cards is recommended.
While more will fit in the wallet (Aaron has tried 20), we feel that 10 is the most comfortable in your pocket and keeps Slim slim.
When the project closes, an email will go out to all backers to get address and final color requests.
We will be shipping in September. At the bottom of the project page is our production schedule. We will provide you updates as we start manufacturing and packaging the wallets for shipment.
If you like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter, we will pair your wallet with its complementary card. The wallets will come exactly as you see them in the pictures. You can get more details in this backer update:
We would feel terrible if you used Slim and it damaged your cards in any way.
Your cards have a strip that can be read by a magnetic reader, but are not magnetic enough to affect other cards. Stacking them together won't damage the cards, much like stacking a bunch of old cassette tapes together won't erase your music. We spent several months field testing the designs and found that the cards are gripped tightly by the elastic and do not rub against each other while in your pocket. After using Slim, our cards still look great and work perfectly.
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