“Henri by Eric Kim” neck camera strap is hand crafted with care from start to finish. Rather than mass produced, these straps are handmade in small, limited quantity batches in order to preserve a level of excellent craftsmanship and quality. Made from durable, genuine leather, each rugged strap is unique–it will have subtle marks and over time it will bear the traces of your adventures.
The Henri neck strap is light, comfortable, and ideal for smaller cameras. Note that the neck strap is designed to be shorter as to sit in front of your chest. This is optimized for the quickest access to your camera when shooting street photography. For most people, the neck strap might be too short to be worn across your body as a shoulder strap. Compatability: The Henri neck strap fits any small to medium camera that has side lugs. It does NOT fit DSLR’s nor the Ricoh GR. It fits all Fujifilm cameras (X-Pro series, X100-series, etc), all Micro 4/3rds cameras (Olympus, Panasonic, etc), all Leica cameras (Leica Q, M, film M, etc), and most film cameras.
Note: During the first month of use, the dark walnut color of the leather may temporarily stain light-colored clothing. With use, the strap will soften, fade into a nice patina, and become your own.
Sizing: The Henri neck strap is designed to be worn at front mid-chest level. (Approximately 15-19 inches drop length in front of chest). For most people, the Henri is not long enough to be worn cross body or across the shoulder. Please test these dimensions to fit your needs prior to purchase.
The story behind the Henri 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?
Unlike huge, anonymous factories, this is the entire operation: Eric, me, my family, Lan, and Uyen. We are transparent about the labor practices behind the straps because we are proud and love each product we make.
We live in Vietnam currently and are very cognizant of global inequality, especially in labor practices. This is why we price our products the way we do. We want to give a fair and respectful wage to everyone involved. We do not run a wholesale factory, but support honest and beautiful work.
Reviews of the Henri Strap
Fred Prinz, Los Angeles
I love it! What else is there to say about this strap that hasn’t been said?
Here’s why I love it.
It’s plain – no annoying words that shout “LOOK AT ME – I HAVE A …”;
It’s leather – feels good to the touch and doesn’t irritate my skin when I grab on to it;
It’s a good size – I can wear it over one shoulder, ready to lift it up to make a pic. Or I can wear it across my body so I can lift the camera into position for a “live view” shot;
It’s supple – I can wrap the strap around my arm and carry the camera in one hand, knowing the camera will be secure.
I’m very happy with this strap.
And it’s my second one ‘cause I’m still using my first on another camera.