How Secrid came to be

How Secrid came to be

How Secrid came to be?

In the nineties, René and Marianne were quite busy running their design agency that had worked with several big companies. Luckily they still took time to notice an interesting shift in the way we pay and the content of our pockets. Cash was losing ground and importance to payment cards everywhere and even faster in Holland.

Still more as a hobby, they designed and released their first minimalistic wallet - Secrid Bodycard - in 1997. When more than ten years later the 2008 financial crisis caused them several of their big clients, René and Marianne decided to start Secrid full time.   

How Secrid goes on?

Secrid Cardprotector - Brushed Silver

Fruits of their labour are wallets and cardprotectors that put payment cards front and centre. Everything is based around elegant aluminium Cardprotector that holds 4 to 6 payment cards accessible with a patented mechanism.  

Cardprotector's first version earned Secrid the 2010 Red Dot Design Award, which is basically the Oscar or Nobel price for design. Secrid also revealed their lines of leather wallets, Miniwallet and Slimwallet, in the same year. Those are built around Cardprotector with a cover from Italian or Dutch leather. The cover holds additional 4, respectively 6, cards, cash, business cards and receipts.

Secrid manufactures everything in Holland. Even though the leather tanning industry almost ceased to exist over there. They battle the odds with innovations and effective process, unlike most other manufacturers who moved their production to Asia.

Alongside being made in the EU, wallets boast another little quality - whether they are made in Leiden, Delft or Haarlem, every wallet and Cardprotector has its own serial number.

How to choose the right one?

If you are looking for Cardprotector, it's simple: just pick your favourite colour and that's it. If you are looking for a wallet, there's more to consider - Secrid offers many leather finishes with different characteristics. But don't worry - we've prepared a handy guide to each and every one of them with a summary of different characteristics. 

Original

  • Corrected-grain cowhide leather
  • A timeless variant that keeps its look for a long time
  • Anilin-coloured
  • Made in Holland and Italy

Vintage

  • Corrected-grain cowhide leather
  • Quickly develops a characteristic patina
  • Wax finish
  • Made in Holland

Matte

  • Corrected-grain cowhide leather
  • Easy maintenance
  • Matte finish
  • Made in Holland

Indigo-5

  • Premium vegetable tanned cowhide leather
  • Natural colour 
  • Incredibly deep colour
  • Made in Holland

Stitch Linea

  • Premium vegetable tanned cowhide leather
  • Natural colour
  • Characteristic embroidering
  • Made in Italy

Dutch Martin

  • Premium vegetable tanned cowhide leather
  • Treated with oil and carnauba wax
  • Natural glossy finish
  • Made in Holland

Rango

  • Corrected-grain cowhide leather
  • Deep colour, stain-resistant
  • Satin gloss lizard embossing
  • Made in Holland

Crisple

  • Satin gloss lizard embossing
  • Deep colour, stain-resistant
  • Embossed with fine Saffiano print
  • Made in Holland

Perforated

  • Satin gloss lizard embossing
  • Classic brogueing meets innovation
  • Better grip, striking look
  • Made in Holland

Veg Tanned

  • Classic brogueing meets innovation
  • All-natural classic
  • Better with age
  • Made in Italy

Basket

  • Combined wax and oil embossing
  • Becomes shinier through use
  • Luxurious look
  • Made in Holland

Cleo

  • Tough cowhide leather with a matte finish
  • Hand-finished croc embossing
  • Luxurious look
  • Made in Holland

Dash

  • Premium European cowhide leather
  • Fine herringbone embossing
  • Textured finish
  • Made in Germany

Optical

  • Premium European cowhide leather
  • Three-layer hexagon pattern with blue lines
  • Astonishing finish
  • Made in Germany

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