Announcing ERIC KIM STRAP: Just Shoot It.
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.
The more you wear ERIC KIM STRAP with your camera on your wrist, the more you will be motivated to shoot, and express your creative spirit.
ERIC KIM STRAP is subtle. All black. No pretentious markings or brands. It will disappear into your wrist, and 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 on your wrist, never forget:
JUST SHOOT IT.
Each ERIC KIM STRAP is hand-made by two of our friends, Lan and Uyen who are a leather artisans 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.
Their price is an above-market price wage for handmade quality goods made in small batches.
Our price also covers the costs of Amazon fees, international shipping, international taxes, packaging, our labor, and my sister’s labor to package and ship from California (it’s become a bit of a family project).
We currently live in Vietnam, and are very cognizant of global inequality, especially in labor practices. That’s why we continue to collaborate with our friends and support their honest and beautiful work.