An Exploration in Manufacturing Processes - we call it "True Cost".
It's a simple question: can we make something cost less, without compromising the quality? We aim to only use the highest quality materials, so trying to cut costs there wouldn't really work. We could use a low-wage factory, but that doesn't really seem fair to us.
Our (small) solution is to have the buyer finish some of the work. Each Keep Pouch is 100% sewn - all you have to do is trim the leftover threads and flip it inside out. It may seem a bit silly but every second counts - save us time and it will save you money.
This is really the start of an exploration into manufacturing processes, in order to devise tangible alternatives to cheap labor, cheap materials, cheap design or even using robots.
Visit layerxlayer.com to learn more and purchase the pouch.
*Soundtrack was created using only an OP-1 (samples and effects), then multi-tracked into Live.
PATRICK & LEAH