No.2 District card wallet

by Dara Leather October 26, 2020

Our much anticipated leather Every-Day-Carry collection. This new EDC range is 100% Irish designed & made, in fact hand made, right here in our Galway based workshop. It's taken longer than originally planned, but delighted to say the prototyping is now finished & we're moving on to our first production run of each item.

Pictured here is the No.2 District card wallet. Overtly modern design, simple features, but extremely practical for the person who adores all things minimal (4-5 cards when broken in). The approach to the design & manufacture of this slim leather card wallet is the same as all the other items in the range. Let's break it down:

  • Eco-tanned leather. We've avoided toxic chrome-tanned leathers & instead sourced vegetable-tanned leather from Italy which is much kinder to the environment. It's also full-grain leather, which is the toughest, most beautiful part of the hide. 
  • We've used modern laser cutting technology to cut out all of our patterns, including stitching holes.
  • Edges are finished with a black dye & burnished with Irish bees wax.
  • We hand stitch each wallet. We debated over machine sewing which to be honest would be much quicker, but the down side is it’s also much weaker. In the end we opted for the time honoured method of saddle stitching by hand. Slower, but incredibly strong. Let's keep ole-school workmanship & techniques alive!
  • Each wallet features unique identifiers, the number & wallet name. We'd never seen anything like this before, it's a method that took us a few months to perfect, but we're stoked with how they've turned out. We have a stamping jig made for each item in the range. The typefaces used have a retro aesthetic, & we've carried that through into the packaging design.




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