In 2005, Charley Friedman was working for a sail loft on the coast of Maine when his old leather wallet fell apart. Inspired by his surroundings, he sewed himself a new one from sailcloth scraps available at the docks. When family and friends began to take notice, Friedman built hundreds of prototypes as gifts, perfecting a lighter, stronger wallet made from recycled materials.

It was then that Flowfold was born, with humble beginnings in garages, filling small orders, all the while improving their designs and materials. In geology, the term flowfold describes layers of rock that fold smoothly over time without breaking. That word represents the strength of flexibility, and is the backbone of every Flowfold product today. Uniquely flexible designs allow their products to adapt to an ever changing world, just like the layers of rock that once inspired them.
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