I recently received a gift from a friend who works to bring hope to strong survivors from the sex industry in India. Sari Bari and is absolutely worth checking out.
Back to my gift.
The gift was a wallet from The Loyal Workshop. Check it out.
One of my rules is: If it’s good for the planet, it’s usually good for your wallet.
Alright. I don’t know much about leather, so a true review will be challenging for me. I can tell you what I see. That’s the best I can do.
Unboxing was great. I’m a sucker for presentation. It came in a pouch that looked as… earthen as the wallet itself. I felt like I was opening an ancient secret as I unwound the string from around the hand-stitched button just below the simple logo for The Loyal Workshop.
Once open, I found a card inside that matched the wrapping. Again, it’s a classy, rustic experience pointing back to the logo.
The card is sturdy and feels important.
On the back reads,
We are a small, ethical business training artisans to craft quality, leather goods. We offer alternative employment to women trapped in the sex trade in Kolkata, India:
Your Eco veg-tanned leather product was hand-stitched by a woman fighting for her freedom, on her behalf, thanks for your loyal support.
Stay True. Fight Slavery.
Below is a QR code that directs to a page of artisans. Products like the Companion Sachel connect you to the artisan who made your product. The wallet does not tell you who assembled the wallet, but it’s nice to read about the young women who are fighting for their future.
Roma, for example, “at first, she might seem reserved. But soon you will realise that Roma is always laughing and joking around. This woman has us cracking up on a daily basis. Even in hard times, she always helps us to see the funny side of life.”
Keep your eyebrows thick, your eyebrows thicker, and your wallet thickest.
I have no idea what that means, nor do I understand how a wallet can get so thick with so little currency, but that has been the way of things for me. I had recently grabbed a super-thin wallet to force a reduction in the bulge in my hind-quarters. I lost a lot of storage for important material like business cards. This wallet is a great compromise. I honestly haven’t yet found my fit for everything, but it’s working. A deeper pocket with a cover is great for my license and a stack of business cards. My credit cards work well to the left with space to slide loyalty cards and plenty of room for bills without exposing my wad of cash like my clip/slim option.
This is all important because I drive a lot. A thick wallet means back damage. I’ve felt comfortable with this wallet.
My one complaint is that it’s a bit stiff. I hope it loosens up, but so far it has remained as it was when I opened the package.
One of the features of the goods produced by The Loyal Workshop is their Eco-friendly tanning process. Ethical sourcing is extremely important as well. I’m wondering if the materials contribute to the firmness of the wallet. If that’s the case, go ahead and bounce a quarter off of my right side. I’m ethical with a great wallet that does a great deal of good.
Definitely support The Loyal Workshop. I expect I may have a return on my blog in the future to feature another product.