H 145mm W 105mm when folded.
Designed to fit standard sized passports up to 5 inches x 3.5 inches.
Using vegetable tanned leather (will age naturally and develop a unique patina). The wallet flexes and accommodates up to 8 cards and plenty of cash / boarding pass as well as a passport.
The entire piece is built by hand from my workshop, no machines are used at any stage.
The leather is measured and cut in order to incorporate the natural markings of the hide. After this the individual pieces are hand-sewn using the saddle stitch method - 2 needles and thread used simultaneously to create the strongest bond - if one thread breaks the work will not unravel.
Finally the raw edges are bevelled and burnished using beeswax to form smooth, strong edges that will wear naturally over time.
Let me know if you'd like your name or initials stamped onto the item, free of charge! Each letter measures roughly 5mm x 8mm, maximum of 8 letters. This will be placed on the front cover, bottom right.
What is Veg Tan Leather?
The ancient craft of naturally tanning leather is complex and fascinating. Only natural materials such as leaves and husks are used to dye the leather, after which, each hide is hung for several weeks. This is compared to the globally dominant method of Chromium tanning, which reduces the process to a mere few days. Whilst certainly time-effective, it is important to me to try to avoid using chrome-tanned leather, as the vast use of chemicals in this process is very harmful to the environment, our waterways and oceans.
Apart from this being an ethical choice, it’s very much aesthetic and practical – veg-tan leather is beautiful, often displaying the history of life through scars and imperfections. The material will develop a wonderful patina unique to each owner and after years become a treasured object.
PRODUCTION & SHIPPING:
This item is made to order. Please allow up to a week for production and shipping out.
All my items are shipped via the Royal Mail with their 'Track & Trace service'. You will receive a unique tracking number through which we can both check the progress of delivery.
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