Initial idea from Steffi from Berlin:
Hi Urban Change Lab Team! I am looking for a new wallet and browsing your website I saw the customer project from Jana who asked for a leather wallet with colourful patterns and got inspired. So if possible I would like to ask for a wallet with a quite special combination of compartments. I will upload images of another wallet I found online and would like to have the same compartments with one difference: the pocket for coins does not need to be intersected by another pocket with a zipper. It should just be one single compartment opening comfortably wide to search for coins. Also the transparent compartment for a card inside the coin pocket is not necessary. For the material I could imagine two options: either leather-free but robust and colourful, or leather on the outside and colourful prints inside. As for the colours and patterns I am absolutely open to any suggestion of the artist. Do you think this is possible? Thanks so much and I´m looking forward to hearing from you, Steffi
The story of the Custom made wallet:
My name is Fatma , I would like to fulfill your request. I am interested in understanding a little bit about your request. At you able to share your ideal size of wallet in inches -height, width and length? Will it fold once or twice? This is important for me to propose materials to work with.
Thank you looking forward to hearing from you
thanks a lot for your positive answer and sorry for taking so long to reply. I´m not ocmpletely fixed concerning the size. How about 6×4 inches? For the folding it should ideally fold as on the pictures that I uploaded. So 3 elements (2 for cards and notes and 1 for coins) should be connected on one side (like a book maybe) and be held together by a sort of "cover". Uff, I´m so sorry but it´s a little hard to describe. Actually the structure should be as on the pictures, just that the part where the coins go can be much simpler (no zipper case, only one case for coins). I hope this helps. If not, please feel free to ask again and I will try to explain in better words or look for more pictures. Thanks so much and all the best,
Lovely to hear from you. I have searched an found a sample leather wallet that I think closely describes what you are seeking. Have a look at the images and advise me.
I would recommend that you work with a standard sized female wallet which is 8 inches in length. Let me know if the sample I shared in images and the size is what you want so that I can proceed to sharing with you the leather and colour full fabric options to move to the next step. Thank you
thanks a lot. 8 inches length is also ok. The wallet you found and photographed is very good. The only thing I would like to have differently is the compartment for coins which should not close with a zipper but like on the image I´m attaching. Do you think this is possible? Cheers, Steffi
How are you? Sorry I took long I was looking at the purse you have photographed and seeing to make the coin purse. I can make with slight change so that it not bulky when full of coins and has no zip. That will be okay? I am looking for a photo to show you.
yes that will be great.
Do you have any proposals for the material?
All the best,
I trust well. Thanks for your reply. I have a few ideas for the leather and the bright colorful materials.
See images for your consideration.
Hi I have gone around shops today and have found the following fabrics. This is all there is available, 3 almost like your selection. One that is different. Please advise me if you like and which exactly so we can proceed. I have noted the leather colour and sample you like.
Regards from Nairobi
perfect, thank you! The pre-last fabric is fantastic (blue, dark-red, black and yellow). I really think it could go with the brown leather.
Can you estimate more or less the costs of the wallet if you use these materials?
Thanks so much and all the best,
Greetings, I trust well. I have looked at the various prices of the materials. I would need to buy the cloth in whole which is 5 yards, leather is 3 square feet and labour and so the total cost is 55 dollars. Let me know of this is acceptable so that I can proceed to finalize this.
greetings Please see prices below.
thanks a lot, the price is fine.
Thanks this is well received.
I shall start the work mid week.
Sorry for the delay regarding feedback. So by the time I went to get your material from my supplier, someone else had already bought it. Is this other one OK?
All the best,
Trust well. Apologies I fell ill and still recuperating but work is beginning today. Should be done in the next few days. I've shared the combination of the leather you selected and the Ankara cloth. Next photos will be of the cut product.
Thanks for your patience.
All the best, Steffi
HI please accept my apologies. There was a challenge with the production fit of the elements. So I had to go back to the drawing board to make sure I gave you a good product. I am now close to finishing it in one or two days. Please see the images I have shared. Thanks
Thanks a lot, the pictures look great and I´m very excited to see the final result. But no rush, no need to apologize for any delay.
All the best,
The wallet is ready to send to you. Have a look at the pictures 😊 very nice size too. You can carry it alone or inside the handbag.
It looks beautiful!!!! Thank you so much, you have done a great work.
I´m looking forward to holding it in my hands. Is there anything special I need to do now or do you get everything you need through the UrbanChangeLab System?
Cheers from Berlin,
The final Custom made wallet:
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Costs to realize this Custom made wallet
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|Subtotal – payout to craftsman||51,79 €|
|Customer aquisition costs (advertising etc.)||5,18 €|
|Handling fee Urban Change Lab||5,18 €|
|International shipping & Handling fee for logistics partner ((small items) 10,00 €)||10,00 €|
|VAT (Import into EU)||13,71 €|