The I.E. Francis Key Fob is a minimalist take on a classic. Made from a single piece of thick, locally tanned cowhide, the Key Fob is sleek yet sturdy with American-made oxidised brass hardware.
The hook of the Key Fob attaches to your belt loop, keeping your keys handy at all times. The Fob has a super-cute smiley icon embossed into the front.
The Key Fob is the perfect gift for him. It comes in a lovely recycled cardboard giftbox.
What We Love About It
The Key Fob is handmade in Melbourne from locally-tanned cowhide that will darken and develop a beautiful patina over time. It is sewn with tough bonded UV/moisture/heat resistant nylon thread.
The leather in each Key Fob has natural imperfections that highlight the uniqueness of the product.
Things to Know
Size: 13.5 x 3 cm, 4mm thick leather
Material: Combination tanned cow hide (tanned in VIC)
Made in: Melbourne by I.E. Francis
Shipping: $13 flat rate shipping. Free shipping on orders over $200
The Story Behind It
I.E. Francis is the creation of Isaac Francis, a Melbourne based industrial designer and ex boot-maker. He believes in a minimalist aesthetic, simple functionality, and the longevity and beauty that comes with premium materials. Isaac goes to great lengths to ensure his manufacturing materials are sourced locally whenever possible.
I.E. Francis mainly uses premium vegetable-tanned kangaroo leather from a tannery in Sydney, selected for its toughness, beautiful finish, and abundant local supply. For almost five years, Isaac has designed and hand-manufactured high quality, minimalist leather small goods in-house.
Images by Gingerfinch, I.E. Francis & John T.