A Leeds-based designer and manufacturer of men’s accessories
Vanacci launched a Kickstarter campaign for its range of hacker-proof Carbon Exo wallets on October 19th this year.
With 21 days still remaining on the campaign, the company has exceeded the initial £1000 goal by over 2300%. The increasing total stands at £23,590 at the time of writing this article.
The new Carbon Exo wallet is an upgraded version of the popular Carbon Evo.
Following the success of the original wallet, the Exo offers the same unique style with improved functionality.
The wallet has expanded to accommodate seven cards internally, as well as space for cash.
The design also features a quick access RFID (radio-frequency identification) active pocket at the rear, preventing hackers from accessing contactless cards through the wallet.
Established in 2014, Vanacci offers a range of unique designs for men’s jewellery, wallets, pendants and cufflinks including fragrance releasing bracelets.
Vanacci combines Italian design with British craftsmanship to create stylish and practical pieces, crafted by hand in its Leeds headquarters.
Having previously launched seven products via Kickstarter, Vanacci holds the title as the company behind the most successful crowd-funding campaign in the design sector in the Yorkshire region.
Commenting on the success of the kick-starter campaign, managing director James Whitfield said: “We are thrilled to have exceeded our pledged Kickstarter goal by over 2000%, this is a fantastic achievement and it’s great to know that our customers are as excited as we are about the new Carbon Exo range.
“Following our previous success on Kickstarter, we were confident that we could run another successful campaign with a new innovative product.
“We are delighted with the results and can’t wait to release more products in this way.”
Established in 2014, Vanacci consists of a tight-knit team of designers, engineers and fashion professionals, headed-up by co-founder and managing director, James Whitfield.
James is supported by fellow co-founders, sales director, Ryan Ward and creative director, Sean Sykes.
The company’s design philosophy combines minimalism with bold and cutting-edge practical features to create a product that fulfils a genuine need and serves as an excellent conversation piece.
Having recently expanded their office space by 76%, Vanacci invested in additional machinery and equipment, including a lathe and a permanent photography studio, to support an increase production and fulfil customer demand.
Plans for 2017 include the recruitment of two new members of staff to support business growth and development.
Recently awarded the Made in Britain accreditation, Vanacci maintains all manufacturing processes in-house at the firm’s headquarters in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
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