by Brian Zig November 26, 2019 3 min read

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Overview:

As soon as Trayvax receives a new leather wallet order the process begins of making a wallet from sourced materials. We enjoy taking the customer along as we create their product personally for them! You may have noticed after your Trayvax online checkout is complete, you receive an email taking you on the journey of creating your new everyday carry. We take pride in our fine tuned manufacturing process. Every piece of our equipment has a place in the warehouse, each step of the creation process leads into the next. This guarantees that every single product we send out the door has been inspected several times by multiple people to ensure the highest quality. This is American manufacturing at its finest!

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Making a Leather Wallet:
Prior to hand stitching a newAscent Wallet there are several tasks that need to be completed. Each Trayvax wallet was turned from raw materials into sub-components. Which means each metal plate we produce is cut from four by eight foot metal sheets into “blanks”. One of our twoCNC Machinesthen begins carving away to each blank unique to the intended wallet. Each piece is sent off to the tumbler, we anodize it, etch in laser engravings, give a final polish before even getting it ready to be assembled. This may seem like an extensive process to create a small metal plate but we want your Trayvax to feel just as good as it looks. We want each Trayvax product to feel amazing when you hold it in your hand. 

Custom made machines like our seven ton pressure stamp allows us to make uniform cuts from our large leather hides. Ourleather comes from the Horween Leather Company, they arguably make the highest quality leather in the United States. Working with major organizations like the National Football League to create their footballs, Horween makes material that lasts!
Prior to stamping each piece of leather we visually inspect the seven foot hide to confirm there is no discoloration or imperfections. Our goal is that each leather wallet will form a patina overtime. A patina is a unique coloration that is custom to the user of the wallet.

Assembling Leather Wallets:
Once we have our metal plates and leather templates prepped it is time to hand assemble each wallet! Each wallet has a creation process that is unique to that product. OurContour walletneeds each screw bolted through two plates with the custom template conveniently sandwiched between. Our Ascent Wallet  is physically hand sown and complete with a double stitch at each end. The Trayvax employee then uses a lighter to assure the end of the thread does not frey. OurRenegade Zipper Wallet is one piece of leather hand-sewn together and then reinforced with rivets. As we create new leather products it will require us to build new templates. Once we create a template for our seven ton pressure stamp we have the ability to produce countless wallets everyday for the world to enjoy!

 

Summary: 
-Custom Built Machines create unique sub-components for each product
-A 7-ton pressurized machine stamps custom leather templates
-Every material is visually inspected in every step of the creation process
-Final step is to hand assemble all sub-components 

Cheers,

Brian Zig - Trayvax Content Creator
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