The aarikka Oili Card Holder is simply chic, yet the beauty lies in the fine details. It's crafted from high-quality, vegetable-tanned leather in a creamy color reminiscent of a latte. Oili has three card slots on each side, holding six cards total. This allows it to be kept in a wallet or used solo in the purse zipper or sit flatly in a pocket. In between each slot is a cotton lining which provides a pleasant pop of print. Called Lemmikki (Myosotis), it's a floral motif from aarikka founder Kaija Aarikka dating back to the '70s. Still as fresh today, the flowers are a wonderful nod to the timeless nature of Finnish design in shades of khaki, white, and black. The card holder also comes with a cotton dust bag to safely store when not in sure. The "aarikka HELSINKI" logo in glossy, metallic lettering is the finishing touch on this piece of functional art.
Please note: Aarikka leather products made from vegetable tanned leather are a durable, high-quality choice. The ancient craft of vegetable tanning uses only organic materials, such as those originating from the leaves, barks and branches of trees and plants. Vegetable tanned leather preserves its durability better than the more commonly used chrome tanned leather. The use of vegetable tanning with modern production planning and recycling solutions also secures the product with a smaller ecological footprint.
Each vegetable tanned leather product is distinguished by its unique tone and natural surface markings. Small irregularities, furrows and even scars are allowed to show on the surface of vegetable tanned leather because the outer layer of the hide is not removed in vegetable tanning. The patina developed over time and the traces of moments lived are characteristic to the look and charm of vegetable tanned leather goods. Products made from vegetable tanned leather will improve in use and, when cared for properly, keep looking their best for decades to come.
Care: Wipe clean with a clean dry soft cloth. Do not use water, soap or leather soap. Treat the product with leather conditioner regularly; we recommend spot testing an inconspicuous area first. Please note that excessive sunlight can dry out and weaken the leather over time. It can also affect the colour of the leather.
A family business founded in 1954, aarikka designs and manufactures jewelry and decorative items. Each product is a unique item handmade in Finland using Finnish materials. What started out of a necessity for better buttons and accessories for founder Kaija Aarikka, has blossomed into a ful... More aarikka