Add a splash of color to your photographic life with limited-edition HENRI CHROMA WRIST STRAPS. Available only in the HAPTIC SHOP while supplies last.
Reveal Your Inner-Colors
Due to popular demand, HENRI CHROMA WRIST STRAP is now available for a limited time. Exquisitely designed and masterfully handcrafted in a limited edition of 50, adorn your camera with a HENRI CHROMA WRIST STRAP in:
- PHANTOM BLACK
- CRISMON RED
- MIDNIGHT BLUE
Choose the color which best reveals your personal aesthetic and style.
Each chroma strap is unique and over time the leather color will develop a beautiful patina. MIDNIGHT BLUE will appear darker blue-black at first and CRIMSON RED will have black patina marks from the laser cutting on the top of the strap.
Henri Wrist Strap
“HENRI” by ERIC KIM camera wrist-strap is hand-crafted with love from start to finish. Rather than other mass-produced products, each strap has the soul of the artisan infused into it. Crafted from supple leather, each strap is unique and one-of-a-kind. Like the Japanese Aesthetic of ‘Wabi-Sabi’ — each strap reveals beautiful imperfections, and will wear with you beautifully over time, and will bear the traces of your future adventures.
HENRI WRIST STRAP is ultra-lightweight, comfortable, and ideal for smaller cameras. HENRI WRIST STRAP fits any medium-compact cameras with side-lugs.
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.
HENRI WRIST STRAP does NOT fit DSLR’s nor the Ricoh GR. For RICOH GR, buy ERIC KIM STRAP.
HENRI WRIST STRAP is worn on your wrist and the leather adjustment loop can tighten and secure the camera to your hand.
Story Behind 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 Wrist Strap
Excellent product & presentation. Well crafted and thought out. High quality thick full grain leather & custom handmade craftsmanship. The best camera wrist strap available. You will not be disappointed. Will look better with age. Will last eternity. 5 Stars.
Ordered this strap as a gift with the Canon G9 X. Its simple, elegant and pairs wonderfully with the G9 or (I imagine) any point & shoot or rangefinders that fancy a bit of charm. Lovely packaging and an ideal gift as it turns out! The construction appears to be very solid and after attaching it to the Canon, have no worries. If you’re looking for a strap that compliments a good looking camera, this is one to consider.
I’ve always used neck straps with my cameras over the years (dating back to Canon AE-1, Canon digital, and now Fuji). Usually I sling them over my shoulder instead of hanging them around my neck. I got to the point where I wanted a change, and decided to give a wrist strap a try. It’s a lovely leather strap that pairs wonderfully with the retro design of the Fuji line of cameras. I love the color and soft texture. I only found out after I purchased it that the strap is from Vietnam, which happens to be my mother’s native country, so it’s great to be able to also offer support.
HAPTIC is a family project of Cindy, Eric, Cindy’s mom, sister Jennifer, Annette (Eric’s sister). We package your HAPTIC books, camera straps, art from California and ship anywhere in the world.
What is Haptic?
HAPTIC means ‘relating to the sense of touch and proprioception.’ HAPTIC honors the meaning of ‘touch’ by making artistic tools, educational resources, and collaborative platforms. HAPTIC also inspires the making of art that touches others and uplifts our spirits.
1. Creative playground for poetically subversive artists and their work. Featuring
- Eric Kim: City of Angels, Dark Skies over Tokyo, Laughing Lady
- Annette Kim: Vitruvian Camera, Shoot Film, Memento Mori
- Sean Lotman, Takashi Nakagawa, Cindy Nguyen
2. Publisher of empowering educational materials. Freshly pressed are Creative Every Day & Masters. Locally printed in small batches and personally shipped from California. All purchases help to support open source education on the blog.
Creative Every Day is your artistic toolkit with philosophical and practical tools to learn to photograph, draw, write and express your creative spirit.
Also, we are venturing into mobile technologies, like STREET NOTES MOBILE & KINDLE EDITION — for you to always have inspiration with you.
- Experiments in small limited edition, hand crafted tools
Unlike huge, anonymous factories, this is the entire operation: Eric, me, my family, Lan, Uyen, and Khai. We are transparent about the labor practices behind the straps because we are proud and love each product we make.
We lived in Vietnam 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.
Who is Haptic?
Haptic is the brainchild of Cindy Nguyen.
“My dream is to build a community of playing, making, and sharing. I do not know what to call this, but for the time being let’s say it’s an experimental playground. Not quite a collective, gallery, or industry, but just a space to “fux wit it.” Come and leave as you please. Make this your own space.” – Cindy Nguyen
Each of our art, products, and platforms is a labor of love. Many hours, work, money, and thought go into each piece of HAPTIC. We are a collaboration and expression of our families, friends, artists, and the community here. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your love and support.
HAPTIC Videos by Cindy Nguyen
- Haptic Industries Mission Statement
- Haptic the Place to Be
- On Haptic by Eric Kim
- Introducing Haptic (August 2016)