It’s not the question of carrying money and cards; its how we carry it. A well-designed wallet is all that we ask for, one that is minimalistic, sexy and above all – functional. The silver lining to the SLIDE Wallet is the materials used, which is cork fabric & classic denim. Who would have thought that something as simple and sustainable as cork can be used to design a great wallet!
We caught up with the designer Calvin Kwok, and asked him what led him to create the SLIDE Wallet.
Calvin – The SLIDE Wallet was created after an inquiry from a friend who was looking to replace a traditional bi-fold (read FAT) wallet. I have always carried a front pocket wallet but I was definitely not in love with what I was using at the time. The following weeks were spent critiquing what was already on the market and sketching out a few ideas. Function was a driving factor in the design of the SLIDE Wallet. The natural materials of cork and denim sets the SLIDE Wallet apart from the sea of black and brown that makes up the men’s accessory market.
On a more personal note, Calvin says, “I am a project driven person with an eye for clever solutions to everyday problems. Previously, I spent a bit of time in furniture design but abandoned that medium after being confined to a small den in a condo. I ended up borrowing a 1921 Singer and picked up sewing as my new creative outlet. I started designing textile solutions to everyday problems for my own personal use.
STITCH & LOCKE came to fruition with the help of friends who were excited about my early wallet prototypes. They put together an early business plan to urge me to launch the SLIDE wallet Kickstarter campaign. Navigating the design and manufacturing world has been an exciting and rewarding experience.”
Calvin’s story goes on to re-enforce our belief that if you dream … you dream big and be big.
- Crafted from eco-friendly materials.
- The durable cork exterior holds your most frequently used cards.
- The classic denim interior pocket protects and stores the rest.
- It holds up to 8 cards comfortably.
- The innovative corner notch allows you to easily SLIDE out lesser-used cards whenever you want them.
- The super slim design fits into any front pocket.
- It also fits comfortably into the back pocket.
- Product size: 98 mm x 69 mm x 7 mm
- Materials: cork fabric exterior and cotton denim interior
Designer: STITCH & LOCKE [ Buy it Here ]