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We are excited to introduce you to TROVE. The ultimate Slim & Reversible Wallet and card case.
- 3RD STRETCH GOAL HAS BEEN UNLOCKED! -
TROVE is a completely new format for carrying your everyday cards, cash, tools...photos of your best friend, bottle opener, club card, train tickets, stickers, poems, phone numbers, business cards, flower pressings, ID, trade card, ideas scribbled on paper scraps...basically anything the size of a credit card.
We've thoroughly tested each design in all conditions and given every new iteration a run for it's money. Only now are we ready and happy to put it into production. However, to make TROVE a reality we need your support and backing to help raise the funds needed to purchase the materials to begin production.
It's been over a year in the making and we know you're going to love TROVE.
All rewards include FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING and will be fulfilled before the end of October so you can be sure to have your TROVE in time for the holiday season.
So, you like TROVE but want to know a little more detail, below are a list of the key features. See our Update #10 to see what TROVE can transform into.
You can use your TROVE on its own with a single card or pack it out with 10 cards along with cash and receipts.
YOU CAN FLIP
TROVE is reversible, by flipping it inside-out you can carry cards and cash in the way that suits you best. Either way you get 3 separate compartments.
We manufacture every TROVE in the UK at our factory that specialises in small leather goods. This means we can produce an infinite range of colours and designs. So if we beat our target then stay tuned for more special editions and colourways. UPDATE: see further down for more colours.
ORGANISE YOUR WAY
We love slim wallets, but organising your cards, receipts and cash can be a nuisance. TROVE has three slots, so it's super-simple to stay organised however you use it.
Simply carry your Cards and Cash ... to carrying your headphones.
Carrying everything you own in one big cumbersome wallet isn't neat or practical.
As TROVE is available in a wide range of colours and designs you can have a TROVE for every occasion, the daily commute, the gym, holidays or just to keep the essentials for a night on the town.
TAP AND GO
TROVE is designed with travel and exploration in mind and works with all RFID and NFC cards. So whether your travelling the underground or paying for a coffee you won't need to remove your card again.
COLLECTIONS & EDITIONS
Each TROVE we create is inspired by Exploration in the pursuit of Treasure, from Precious Stones to Deep Space. Made in small batches we combine the finest materials with expert craftsmanship.
Each TROVE in the Core Collection will carry the Core Collection woven label and will be delivered in the standard TROVE packaging. Backers will be able to select colour choices in a survey at the end of the campaign.
If we manage to exceed our funding goal we may add a couple more TROVE designs to the collection. EDIT: We have exceeded our goal so please see below!
With the support of our backers we have reached and then exceeded our funding goal! As stated above we have decided to add a few more colours to the collection as stretch goals.
1st Stretch Goal Target: £15,000 - we will add the Galaxy TROVE to the Core Collection.
2nd Stretch Goal Target: £17,500 - we will add the Moon TROVE to the Core Collection options.
3rd Stretch Goal Target: £20,000 - we will add the Noir TROVE to the Core Collection options.
To celebrate the official launch of TROVE we have created a our First limited edition which celebrates everyone involved in bringing the TROVE to reality. The factory edition is limited to 500 pieces and includes it's own bespoke label and packaging design. We will be endeavouring to make all Factory Edition TROVEs as a priority for our backers of levels 3,5 and 8.
We are one of the last remaining small leather goods manufacturers in the UK making belts and small leather goods for some amazing brands, however we have no product that we can truly call our own. Our factory is owned and run by the staff who work on the floor everyday with hundreds of years of combined knowledge and experience.
Every TROVE is made by hand at our factory by highly skilled craftspeople. Following a 24 step process we transform the finest Italian full grain vegetable tanned leather hides and elastic into each of your TROVEs.
All this effort results in a product we are proud of and we know you'll love and use everyday.
As we are using 100% vegetable tanned leather, Please be aware that colours hues may vary slightly from those shown in the photographs.
Making our own product has been a big step for everyone involved as we know the complexity involved in taking a great idea into full production. For this reason we've held our cards close to our chest and spent over a year refining the design and details to ensure that when we are ready to launch the product it is the best it can be.
Each TROVE has a woven label stitched inside, this is our final seal of approval. Each Collection and Edition gets it's own unique label and artwork.
The final step in producing a TROVE is the packaging. We are currently refining the design and as soon as we hit our target we will begin production. Like TROVE the packaging is beautifully simple, combining high grade FSC card produced in the UK with the skill of one the leading printers in England. Keep your eyes on the updates to see more details on the designs over the coming weeks.
Please see the different reward levels below for the different pledge amounts. We will send a survey via Kickstarter to all our backers at the end of the campaign to ask for your colour preferences.
- LEVEL 1: £1 or more - Thank You
Pledge £1+ to join our journey and we'll add your name to our website credits as a backer.
- LEVEL 2: £25 - 1x TROVE
- LEVEL 4: £50 - 2x TROVE
- LEVEL 6: £75 - 3x TROVE
- LEVEL 7: £100 - 4x TROVE
Pick any TROVE from the Core Collection. We will ship you your TROVE in October, in plenty of time before the Holiday Season. UPDATE: ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!
- LEVEL 3: £30 - 1x Factory Edition TROVE
Get your hands on our Factory Edition. This TROVE is a celebration of everyone at the factory who has worked so hard to get this into production. Signed by all the makers it marks the beginning of our Journey, the Factory Edition will be the first to be produced in the factory!
- LEVEL 5: £60 - 2x Factory Edition TROVEs
If you love the Factory Edition this is your chance to grab two. Gift the second to a friend, use one during the day and one at night or keep it pristine for the future.
- LEVEL 8: £200 - Full TROVE Collection
Get one of every TROVE from our Core Collection including ALL unlocked stretch goal TROVEs PLUS a Special Edition TROVE.
- Level 9: £1000 - Bespoke TROVE
Pièce de résistance - design your own TROVE, selecting everything from the stitch and emboss colour to the colour ways. Alongside this we shall produce a small run of 25 TROVEs that you can gift to friends and family. We will also design and produce a bespoke label and embossing design so you can be sure that your TROVE will always be unique.
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We want to say a big thank you to everyone involved in bringing TROVE to life.
AJOTO - We have worked closely with the guys at AJOTO to create all of the design and brand identity of TROVE. From the business strategy to the packaging and graphic design AJOTO have been by our side all the way.
Andras Polonyi - For the filming and video production.
Last but not least the The Mowbray Leather Goods staff and team.
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© Copyright 2014 & TROVE is a trademark of Mowbray Leather Goods Ltd. All rights reserved.
Risks and challenges
As an established manufacturer we don't foresee any significant problems or delays. However, as with any project there are always risks and challengers to be aware of.
During the month of August our Italian leather manufacturer closes its doors for their national holiday. We have timed our manufacture to avoid this so we don't expect any delays.
We have only produced small sample runs of TROVE and gearing up our workforce for a full production run always has unforeseen challenges. If demand exceeds our expectations we will create a new reward level to stagger our production and ensure all early backers receive their TROVEs on time.
We'll be fulfilling all orders in-house using Royal Mail shipping services. As with all deliveries there is the inevitable lost item here and there. So in the very rare case your TROVE doesn't arrive, please notify us and we will organise a redelivery straight away.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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