ERIC KIM NECK STRAP: JUST SHOOT IT.
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL.
ERIC KIM NECK STRAP is minimal, elegant, and strong. Built for small cameras, because small is beautiful.
Made of supple artisinal leather, ERIC KIM STRAP will wear beautifully with you. Like the Japanese aesthetic of ‘wabi-sabi’ — each strap is beautifully imperfect. Over time it will bear the patina and traces of your photographic adventures.
ERIC KIM STRAP is your constant friend, encouraging you to shoot more. To make more photos with personal meaning, with more intentionality, and with more soul.
ERIC KIM STRAP is subtle. All black with subtle brass color accents. No pretentious markings or brands. It will disappear around your neck, complement your simple style. ERIC KIM STRAP won’t distract you — it will encourage you to make more photos.
ERIC KIM STRAP is robust. It is strong, elegant, and will endure.
ERIC KIM STRAP is your new companion for any camera: your Ricoh GR, Fujifilm, Leica, Sony, compact camera, or small DSLR.
JUST SHOOT IT.
ERIC KIM STRAP will not make you a better photographer, but will your companion that will never betray you.
When you wear ERIC KIM STRAP, never forget:
JUST SHOOT IT.
The story behind the Eric Kim Strap
The HENRI neck strap, HENRI wrist strap, and ERICKIM strap are both 100% handmade, crafted with care from start to finish. Each Henri strap is hand-made by two of our friends, Lan and Uyen who are a leather craftsmen and artists in Saigon.
Cindy and I are their clients and collaborators, and we worked together with them to design the strap. Since they are our friends and collaborators, they have always set the price for the straps to cover their costs and labor. Lan and Uyen source the leather, handmake the straps during the weekdays between music gigs, and ship them to California from Saigon.
Rather than mass produced, these are handmade in small, limited-quantity batches in order to preserve a level of excellent craftsmanship and quality. Each strap is unique.
Once they get to California, Eric and I, (and now with the help of our loving and supportive family) work to quality check, finish, and package each strap:
Why buy from HAPTIC aka Cindy & Eric?
Proud of all the women of HAPTIC. We are majority women led, family operated industry and are driven by a spirit of experimentation and creative collaboration. We are not anonymous. Our products are a story.
(Thuy (Cindy’s mom) and Sukhee (Eric’s mom) talk about helping out on team HAPTIC.
HAPTIC is not an anonymous factory. Our books and art are made, printed, sourced in California. Our leather products are 100% handmade in direct collaboration with Vietnamese artisans and artists Lan, Uyen and Khai. Cindy (and her mom Thuy when she’s on the road) personally packages your HAPTIC books, camera straps, art from California and ships anywhere in the world.
We believe in disrupting the production market for photography, art, and creative tools. We are transparent about the labor practices behind HAPTIC because we are proud and love everything we make.
- Haptic Industries
- Haptic Industries Mission Statement
- Haptic the Place to Be
- On Haptic by Eric Kim
- Introducing Haptic (August 2016)