The Bangor handmade leather wallet.
The Bangor is a handmade leather wallet with a simple horizontal bifold card style and with 4 card slots allowing space for 8 cards, it is perfect for lightweight everyday use or as a going out wallet where you just want to take the essentials. At 3" x 4" (approx. 7.5cm x 10cm) this fits perfectly in any size pocket.
A handmade leather card holder wallet to your specific requirements.
We construct every online order to your discerning requirements and specifications from our current selection of almost 200 possible colour combinations. For each handmade card holder leather wallet, we aim to ship within 2 weeks. If you do have a tighter timescale then do please get in touch and we will do our very best to accommodate.
Why did you call it the 'Bangor'?
We want to celebrate everything about our amazing country, its history and heritage as well as it's past and present. We believed one of the best ways to do this would be to name all our main products after our amazing towns and cities. So if you want to learn more about the Bangor - Light brown handmade leather wallet and its namesake, in this case, Bangor, in Gwynedd, which is the oldest city in Wales, then have a look here: Bangor (Gwynedd, UK).
Handcrafted Heritage Quality - 'Wearing in' instead of 'wearing out'
This handmade heritage quality leather wallet will wear in, instead of wearing out. It will develop the most beautifully rich patina and become more refined with each day of use. We lovingly create and hand make every item in the UK and only use the best quality UK sourced materials. We only use full-grain, environmentally friendly vegetable tanned leather, traditionally saddle stitched by hand using the finest threads. The edges are then finished by being burnished with the purest local beeswax. Our finishing touch is debossing with our subtle artisanal maker's mark.
We like every other artisan maker the world over craft items with care and passion and each item has its own unique story to tell. To ensure the highest quality we keep a very short supply chain from the raw materials to the finished item. This is very important to us and it makes sure that we only source the best materials. Which in turn allows us to create the best possible product for you. We also only use fully sustainable materials in every product we create. Our ‘Heirloom guarantee’ is proof as to how much we truly believe this. This simply means that if anything ever goes wrong, we will, at your request, repair or replace without any quibble or hesitation.
It's about something much greater than just us...
We believe that a few very important changes have occurred in our society.
1. Throw away society
Firstly we have become, throughout the last few generations, a throw-away society. Each day as the world becomes smaller we're starting to see the direct effects of what, and how we buy. We as consumers have wanted better quality but at ever-cheaper prices. We're now starting to see the effects and realising that cheaper isn't actually better, for neither us nor our world. Many items, for example, are designed to be simply thrown out after their first, and often only use.
We strongly believe that the answer to more sustainable living is that we each do our part no matter how small. We could (but we won't) create products that last a year or two at best with the view that some customers would come back to buy again. This is right for a business but in our view wrong for us and the world we live in. We design and produce all of our products with longevity in mind. We want you to come back because you still love the item you bought several years ago and you now want something else.
2. Changing views
Secondly, people are changing their view of the products that they buy and how they are made. An appreciation and understanding of provenance are rightly becoming more important to us as consumers. We are increasingly wanting to know that the things we buy are created in the 'right' way. We could substantially reduce our costs if we had our products created in other countries. This is not how we want to work. We want to do things the right way: Pay fair, play fair and keep the skills alive for future generations.
Handmade certainly isn't the cheapest or fastest way to create things, but in our view, it is the right way to do it, for all of us.