Announcing: White

When I initially created the SlimFold Tyvek wallet, I made over 100 prototypes, learning to sew in the process. Since Tyvek starts out as white, each of these prototypes were also white which meant that I essentially carried around a white wallet for about 2 years. And I actually got quite a number of compliments!

While I think it came out looking pretty sweet, I get that a white wallet isn’t for everyone. From a fashion perspective, it’s not as traditional… but I don’t want you to rule it out right away because you think it will instantly get dirty.

Here are the 3 reasons why:

  1. Since Tyvek is a sheet plastic it interacts with dirt and water completely differently than paper. Our tendency is to project the qualities of paper onto Tyvek, which is part of why it’s so amazing how much harder it is to tear Tyvek. Similarly, Tyvek also doesn’t pick up dirt as quickly as paper either.
  2. To further improve the durability, the surface is actually printed with an additional clear coating at the same time the logo was added.
  3. Since the material is naturally white, abrasion on the printing that might otherwise affect the appearance of the wallet won’t be noticed.

I’ve had several customers request white specifically to make it stay looking new for longer… so combined with the other properties I mentioned, it may be that White ends up looking new for just as long if not longer!

I realize it’s a bit of a risk to make a white tyvek wallet product and it might not appeal to a really wide range of folks, but there is a certain purity to the material that this preserves… sort of like how the DeLorean reveals its stainless steel construction.

The first production run is just available in the warehouse today and I’m looking forward to hearing how you guys like it!


  • Dave Z
    Dave Z
    June 11, 2016

    @Stephen- yes maybe there’s a new reason for white wallets!
    @Mark- I’ll consider making it in RFID, but for now, the sleeves are back in stock!
    @Fore- Okay many Original will come someday…
    @Michael- Sure, sign up for the mailing list… we don’t have sales often but that’s where to find out about them.

  • Stephen Olson
    Stephen Olson
    May 09, 2016

    I purchased this wallet some months ago and I love it. It is the perfect design and great being able to put it in my shirt pocket. The new white one looks interesting and I’m thinking I need it, you know for those days you are wearing a white dress shirt and you don’t want your wallet to show in the pocket. There is a reason why we don’t wear black underwear under white pants. There is a visual for you. Great product.

  • Mark
    May 09, 2016

    I like it! I just wish there was an RFID version or the RFID sleeves weren’t sold out. Any idea when either will be available?

  • Fore
    May 09, 2016

    Please make this in the original size, I would buy it instantly!

  • pkennethv
    May 08, 2016

    While I won’t be “voting with my wallet” (pun intended) quite yet because I currently still have a stack of 3 brand new Slim Fold Micros in various colors (in addition to the one I’m currently using), I’d like to say that I TOTALLY would have gone for this white one. It looks awesome. I’m perfectly happy with how white Tyvek “ages” based on a white Mighty Wallet I used to use back in the day (before switching to the Original SlimFold, then to the Micro).

    Here’s to hoping this white one will still be available when the time comes for me to order more!

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