Why This Product?
Toward a waste-less studio
Key Clasp sustainably made by using small leather remnants from larger that otherwise would have been thrown away in movement toward a no-waste studio.
By revealing the salvaged nature as a highlight of the piece Cabal hopes to cultivate a culture that values appropriately, however humble the backstory.
Cabal Crafted believes design pays attention to the user's needs as best as possible, and is interested in move toward a different culture without being loud and noisy - the nickel plated fittings and high quality salvaged leather allow an affordable and meaningful everyday tool to the user.
Made using no electricity at every stage of the process, and assembled with no automation by using only manual proceses.
Materials / Care
Cabal Crafted uses materials that value change and maturity. The hope is that your relationship to the object changes into a relationship with a faithful life companion.
The leathers used by Cabal Crafted are all tanned with vegetable matter. Because of this - the leather will age with exposure to oils, sunlight, the elements and according to the user's own habits. Cabal Crafted recommends Skidmore's leather cream to clean, condition and protect the leather. Your unique cut of leather and its grain will wear from sunlight, oils and elements. This turns the piece from "an" object, into "your" object.
The 100% cotton canvas Cabal Crafted uses is free of environmentally harmful formic acids, thermosets, or thermoplastics. Because the canvas fibers are drenched in the wax instead of having only a top coat, the canvas is easily cleanable with a clean horse-hair brush.
Design as a way of life
What we practice becomes our habit. If we practice accummulating meaningless 'stuff' and make a habit of discarding the things that surround us, then it's no surprise that we throw away other humans and relationships: it has become our habit as a culture. Cabal Crafted is interested in cultivating a diferent culture, one where what we value is not discarded but repaired.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the dialogue about how Cabal Crafted can repair the Cabal piece that's grown valuable to you. Please be ready to present your "Craft Contemplation Card" as proof of your purchase.