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07. 12. 2006

Tyvek Wallet

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In an age of technology it makes sense that you can stash your cash in a
Tyvek wallet
. Traditionally used in clean room garments and as envelopes for the U.S. Postal Service, Tyvek is difficult to tear and very durable. And, despite the seeming flimsiness of this accessory, it's actually quite strong. So when you tire of your duct tape wallet go ahead and take a walk on the light side. Just don't make the mistake of dropping it in the mail.

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audrey:

I actually made a version of this wallet last year (see pic here), and though the material is sturdy, it's not something you want to keep in your pocket b/c the movement and smashing of the wallet (sitting down, etc) wears out the paper elements in the tyvek, which looks equivalent to running your wallet in the washer a few times. In addition to the scruffy appearance, the material is not ideal in terms of thickness for supporting cards and cash. It's sturdy in that it doesn't tear easily, but it's quite flimsy. At least it looks cool!

Audrey you make a very good point about the tyvek material used in postal envelopes as being too thin, which is why we designed our wallets with a thicker grade tyvek (1056) that is very durable and very smooth (not scruffy).

Hey, it looks exactly like the one I made out of paper for my daughter last year.

http://leewm.freeshell.org/origami/wallet.pdf

Great minds think alike!

heh heh

OMG wee-meng,

I got goose bumps...

I really like the way you tucked in the lower (CC) flap - that was something that I should have done... I had to glue those two flaps to keep them in place.

nice job.

Terrence

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