Update: Oct 9:
Preorders closed on Oct 1 2019. Thank you for making it a huge success! All orders will ship by October 21. Please email us for your order's exact shipping date.
Pre-orders now Open - Limited Time Offer!Photo shows the Slim Bifold No. 1 in Dark Chocolate Photo shows Money Clip Wallets in Navy, Chocolate colors
How does pre-ordering work?
Getting pre-orders allows us to make in larger batches. Since we already know the demand, we can greatly optimize how we use the leather and minimize wastage or inventory pile up.
- Purchase any product(s) from the 'Pre-Order Event' at a special discounted price (20% off already applied - no code necessary)
- We have only a few products ready, so not a ton of pictures. So here's what we do - on each product listing, you will see pictures of Chestnut Brown (this color is not eligible for pre-order) colored wallets to show what your wallet's design is.
- We commence work on all orders around Sep 30.
- Delivery timeline 3-4 weeks (Order placed to package shipped)
Making as per demand means we can pass on the savings to you.Photo shows Money Clip Wallets in Forest (top) and Olive (bottom)
When will you ship my order?
The pre-order event is open Sep 16 - Sep 30. Generally speaking, the sooner you get your order in, the sooner it will ship out. If you need it by a set date, contact us by email, and we will see what we can do about expediting your order.
All orders will ship out before October 21, 2019
What colors are available for pre-order?
We are offering four amazing colors -
Navy, Chocolate, Olive & Forest
Is monogramming offered on these wallets?
Yes! You can get your order monogrammed as an add-on service (Rs. 500). Get your initials (up to three characters) in the Times New Roman font debossed on your purchase.
I see other colors on your website, but I don't see it on the pre-order list. Can I get a discount on it?
Sorry, only the colors listed under pre-order list are eligible for the special pre-order price. i.e. Chocolate, Navy, Forest and Olive.
All other colors on the website are still available on regular delivery timelines at regular pricing, and you can apply any coupon codes to these regular products!
I don't see all Godbolé Gear products listed under the pre-order sale. Why is that?
We are taking pre-orders for wallets only at this time, listed under 'Pre-order Event'.
I need a custom design for a wallet. Can you offer the pre-order price on it?
Sorry, custom designs are not eligible for the pre-order event.
Also, we aren't taking any custom requests at this time. We sometimes take on custom designs, but these designs are priced differently than our regular products. They require designing from scratch - making templates, cutting patterns and stitching plans etc. Its like designing a whole new product.
About the leather
We searched far and wide and finally our quest ended when we chanced upon this beautiful Vachetta leather from Italy. It was like we had found the perfect leather to make our wallets with.
What is 'Vachetta' leather?
'Vachetta' leather is a very specific type of leather made in the Tuscan region of Italy. It is vegetable tanned using natural tannins like oak bark - a process requiring a lot of patience, skill and experience passed down through centuries and generations of Italian tanners. Needless to say, it is a full grain leather, meaning the topmost layer has not been sanded off.
The thickness of leather also matters greatly when considering the durability of our wallets. The leather we have used to make each wallet is 1.2 mm thick. For a comparison, mass-produced wallets are made with 0.3 mm thick leather. This leather is so special that it is used in less than 5% luxury leather goods worldwide.
Vegetable Tanning & Sustainability
'Vegetable tanning' in the Tuscan region of Italy is a slow, traditional process that takes around six weeks to convert raw hides into finished leather. It is a sustainable process that uses a by-product of the meat industry and converts it into a strong and durable leather that will last you a lifetime. The leather is completely biodegradable and no toxic effluents are discharged during the tanning process. In fact, the water generated from the entire tanning process is recycled for use in agricultural lands around the tanneries.
Compare this with the most widely used tanning process in the world - chrome tanning - which can produce leather within a day from raw hide. It is the most economical method of tanning, but it generates toxic and carcinogenic effluent wastes that must be treated before being released by the tanneries. Sadly, most chrome tanning facilities do not handle such effluent wastes responsibly.
About the dyeing process
The tanned leather we procure is naked. We individually hand-dye each piece of leather before assembling all the pieces together of a product. This gives a unique character to every product as you can see some fine brush strokes or light and dark areas as this natural leather receives dye differently in different areas. Our dyes are sourced from Italy, and they are non-toxic dyes safe on your skin.
Order by September 30 for 20% off all Pre-orders. Only for first 100 backers!