“Faire Leather Co. is also a vertically integrated company. This means they run and own their factory – the same factory that has produced for several luxury brands. This allows the company to produce and develop products without having to pass on the hefty prices of design costs to their consumers.”
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Remember the Specter Slim Card Wallet? We created it almost a year ago and launched it on Kickstarter along with the Bond Travel Briefcase and Bond Everyday Padfolio, and we got really good feedback on it. Hence, we decided to make another version to accommodate slightly different needs.
Presenting: The Specter Card Wallet with Coin Pouch.
Like the Specter Card Wallet, it fits your cash and essential cards, with an external slot to accommodate receipts and business cards; also designed to fit perfectly into the pull-tab slots of our our luxury travel bag: Bond Travel Briefcase and leather tech organizer: Bond Everyday Padfolio
But unlike the Specter Card Wallet, there is also a zip compartment for coins and even a built-in keyring, whilst keeping in line with our usual sleek, minimalist design. Hope you guys like it.
Leather is essentially skin – it has natural oils that will dry out and get damaged when exposed to environmental elements. Hence, caring and maintaining your Faire Leather Co. product is important if you want it to remain in pristine condition for years to come.
With their polished, work-inspired architecture, briefcases tend to be associated with formal contexts. The same goes for the Bond Travel Briefcase, the icon of Faire Leather Co.’s debut Bond Collection. Many of you may perceive it as suitable solely for orthodox office contexts that involve meetings with clients and brainstorming sessions among co-workers. While Faire’s luxury travel bags would certainly complement your suit perfectly and render you the latest talk of the town in office, they would be no exception when serving you as a functional accessory for casual occasions.
When we re-imagined the leather briefcase for modern, fashion-conscious professionals, we did primarily have desk-bound professions in mind. This is because of the heavy-duty nature of our briefcase interior in terms of functionality — a multitude of compartments and organisational tools ensure that you can pack your office into your briefcase without it looking bulky and clumsy. Moreover, the metal accents on the briefcase in the form of magnetic zippers and the key ring on the exterior enhance the chic design of the briefcase, giving it formal overtones.
However, the dressy appearance of the Bond Travel Briefcase doesn’t mean you can’t pull it off with an unembellished concept. In the current age of disruptive industries and technological proliferation, self-employed entrepreneurs and businesspeople are redefining the conventional understanding of the workplace. For us, practically anywhere with a table (and food) can be our workplace — all we need are drinks to keep conversations flowing. We believe the same goes for all of you in the creative industry. Given the dynamism and flexibility of this field, you’d need a bag that will complete your outfit when you’re all dressed up, and a bag that will be the keystone in the bridge between casual attire and formal propriety.
Even during weekends when you may be sporting a basic t-shirt and jeans or bermudas to meet your friends at a bar, Faire can accompany you. Maybe you’d simply need to carry your mobile phone, your keys, your wallet, and your tablet or slim laptop. Our lightweight leather tech organizer, the Bond Everyday Padfolio, sounds like a suitable candidate. After all, as its moniker connotes, it is for the laid-back convenience of everyday use.
Alternatively, you would like a topic of conversation that would serve as an ice-breaker at your meeting with your old classmates. Things can start off being slightly awkward under these scenarios, but our briefcase will hopefully take care of that by inviting questions, since it bears no ostentatious logo on the exterior. Regardless of the formality of the context, a considered look from head to toe would probably help you ease into social gatherings.
Personally, a good leather bag that checks the boxes of style and functionality is an essential for us at Faire in our day-to-day lives. As the founders of Faire Leather Co., we are constantly on the move, yet needing a bag big enough to carry our hardcover planner (which we cannot do without), samples and Faire’s small leather products for demonstration purposes. A sleek leather briefcase and a slim leather wallet are fundamental as a coordinated set for us to convey sophistication, to delineate professionality outside the frame of a designated office. Having created Faire as a brand for the people, our products are versatile in order to meet the needs of a diverse range of people. As long as style matters to you, it doesn’t make a difference if you’re not a style aficionado — it won’t take much for you to look smart and image-savvy wherever you are, whatever the occasion.
Brand Focus: What does a million dollars really mean?
It honestly felt like a dream when our team informed us that our sales numbers has passed $1,000,000 - because that means we’ve sold a million dollars worth of goods in retail value since we launched in November last year.
All the sleepless nights we took to conceptualising the briefcase, the times when I wanted to kill Joe and he wanted to kill me; we made it through. I won’t lie, it’s a nice thought, especially when it’s something you didn’t expect. Now that we’ve announced this, I guess it’s also reasonable for people to think that must mean that we’ve hit the jackpot. I guess it’s easy to look at the dollar value and think, “Wow, it’s a million dollars.” But, what does it really mean?
If you had told me on the 14th of November last year, when we were frantically trying to prepare everything for our Kickstarter launch, that we would hit $1,000,000 in sales in less than a year, I would have laughed. It wasn’t just because the idea of that was hard to imagine, it was also because we simply had no clue that it would work at all.
After all, Joe and I were just two guys that wanted to create a product that would save people time and yet have them looking professional at the same time - all for a very fair price. This journey has been a long and tiring one albeit fruitful, and it doesn’t mean that we are about to rest on our laurels because the sales number that we have hit is an indication that we are doing things the right way.
$1,000,000 in sales means that we have a stamp of approval and that we can continue to build products in this light. You see, when Joe and I first started the business, the first thing we were really questioning was whether this need that he and I brought up was manifested by ourselves, or was it truly a problem that people faced?
We have that answer now, and we are both very thankful for that because of the support and belief everyone has placed in Faire Leather Co.. We’ve had our fair share of ups and downs the past year but this result tells us that we are in a good way, and that we can continue to sustain ourselves while bringing functional luxury at a fair price to you. All I can say is that we will continue to do our best and we appreciate the support and feedback you’ve provided.
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You.