Two Huddersfield University graduates are on track to realise their business ambitions – after a massive response to their crowdfunding efforts.
Design start-up Legacy, run by product design graduates James Whitfield and Sean Sykes, has launched the “next generation” of slim executive wallets with a crowdfunding campaign in September.
Within the first four hours, they reached their funding target of £1,000 and are now already at more than £11,000 with more than 20 days to go in the 30-day funding campaign.
The product, called Carbon, is a new take on a classic design – a slim wallet with an intuitive card ejection system that elevates three stored cards out of the wallet to be easily accessed.
On the reverse, an elasticated fabric creates a separate flexible strap for cash and extra cards.
Carbon’s successful crowdfunding campaign has won praise and pledges worldwide and comes after six months of research and development into the concept.
Sean, Legacy’s creative director. said: “We wanted to create a wallet that has the same level of build quality with the same intuitive design found in high-end smart phones.
“Using the very latest materials and manufacturing techniques, we set out to make sure Carbon would stand the test of time and be in a league of its own in a sadly very disposable market.”
The wallet is lightweight and durable. It uses carbon fibre weaves which are also used in aerospace and Formula 1 design.
Carbon fibre impregnated leather is used widely in high-end cars such as Jaguar and luxury yachts – but has been crafted by the Legacy team into an affordable life accessory.