While it’s not the usual kind startup I tend to cover around here, db clay is such an awesome Portland story that I can’t help but spread the news. Especially when it could mean the survival of the company.
db clay is seeking an investment of $250,000—to buy about 20% of the company. What all does that include? Well, Garett Croft Stenson recorded a video to show you.
I’m a proud db clay wallet carrier and I know a ton of people here in town—and around the world—are as well. db clay’s duct tape wallets are durable, beautiful, and just pretty darn cool.
If you’re willing and able to invest in the $250,000 range, I’d encourage you to contact Garett.
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Wallet made out of money is full of win.
Hey Matt – inventory is king and we didn’t have it in 2008!!! – here’s quick summary of where we are at http://blog.dbclay.com/2009/06/1000-hand-printed-wallets-for-sale
Here’s a video of a kid making a wallet out of cash… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds_ou1HLYQM
Or rather, no credit cards, only cash.
You should design a special edition recession wallet with no place to put cash…only credit cards.
Thanks for the post Rick! We got started making Duct Tape wallets (matter of fact, I’ve personally made about 30,000 of them) but have since moved on to a full line of personal accessories with distribution in about 500 stores worldwide – we now even offer a kit that teaches you how to make your own! In particular, we are seeking capital for purchasing inventory, (re)start opex and hiring personnel… oh the irony of raising capital for a wallet company during an economic depression… maybe a chance to have your association with money be a positive one for a change!
I’m confused. I thought they closed up shop last year? (http://www.mrdiggles.com/?p=477)
In any case, props to them for making an actual, tangible product. So many other businesses in the area leave me wondering what the hell they actually do.
Got one of their wallets via Woot.com and they are good and durable. If I have the cash I’d help out..even actually do real work like designing. I’d call that “Reverse Internship”: I’d pay to work there!
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