My Inara Stories: How did I design Phone Wallets (Pt. 1)

Hello Everyone! As mentioned in my previous post, I plan on introducing my work life to you, stories behind designs and some rough ideas to final product journey!

So today, I wanted to introduce our wallet designs to you. Please note that I don’t have any formal fashion education whatsoever! I’ve been quite creative as a kid and have always enjoyed drawing/sketching.

Let’s have a look, shall we?

One of the first categories I included in my first collection, is wallets. But I wanted to provide something different, not only in terms of the look but also utility.

One of the major problems I personally face is when my mother dearest keeps forgetting her phone and I’m the one who has to fetch it for her XD
And another problem is that I find it difficult to hold a wallet (when I’m not carrying a bigger handbag) and a phone, at the same time – this is because I often have joint pains.

So I wanted to design something to solve these problems.

And this is how I usually create ideas with myself: I usually write down points or thoughts on my iPad or Planner.

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So my basic points were to have a phone pocket along with the wallet, which should have enough space for cash, cards etc. Also, I decided not to use magnetic buttons here because they do damage the phone over long run.
Another thing, to have it hands-free, was to have cross body straps with. This way, they’re more like mini purses along with a phone pocket and wallet!

Ta-da!

Once the points were decided upon and discussed with the artisans, I started working on some rough/draft sketches – another thought process with myself.

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These rough drafts are used to have further discussion with the artisans, including material and construction and all details.

Once things are in place and finalised for the last time, I sketch a final design and the artisans prepare a sample! A lot of trials are done before this stage, a lot of changes and additions are made, a lot of material trials are done before the final sketch and final sample is made.

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And here some the designs in some of their colour ways!
Each design will have a link to their payment page, so if you like any and want to shop, go right ahead 😀
Some designs are available for men too!

Cross body Accordion Wallet in Brown: Features a phone pocket which can also be used to keep cosmetics instead, cash pockets with card slots and an open pocket at the back. The phone pocket is secured with zipper while the other two have button fastening.
Material: Leather
Buy Here: https://imjo.in/gU2dyd

Cross body Accordion Wallet in Blue: Features a phone pocket which can also be used to keep cosmetics instead, cash pockets with card slots and an open pocket at the back. The phone pocket is secured with zipper while the other two have button fastening.
Material: Leather
Buy Here: https://imjo.in/NaqH5Z

Cross body Tri-fold Phone Wallet in Black: Features a phone pocket in the front with a flap as closure, and a trifold wallet at the back with cash pockets, card slots and a zipper pocket for coins etc. This wallet comes with a detachable cross body strap, so you can place it in another bag if required.
Material: Leather
Buy Here: https://imjo.in/xk5RKb

Cross body Tri-fold Phone Wallet in Rust: Features a phone pocket in the front with a flap as closure, and a trifold wallet at the back with cash pockets, card slots and a zipper pocket for coins etc. This wallet comes with a detachable cross body strap, so you can place it in another bag if required.
Material: Leather
Buy Here: https://imjo.in/Cw2sFk

Wallet for Men: A Stylish wallet with cash pockets, cards slots and a coin pouch.
Material: Leather
Buy here: https://imjo.in/PgzNn8

Unisexual Tri-fold Cash and Card Holder: Need extra space to carry cards and bits and bobs? This one’s for you!
Material: Faux leather ( outside ) ; Leather ( Inside )
Buy here: https://imjo.in/HagAJr

There will be more designs and colour ways in the next post so stay tuned! Would love to know your thoughts and how you liked it all! For any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Also, for them international peeps – if you’re interested in purchasing any please let me know in the comment section and I’ll assist you 🙂

I had a lot of fun bringing together this blog for you, and hope you liked it too!

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