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Mushroom-born mini wallet
Hitoe® Fold Aria -Mushroom-

Sale price$277.00 USD

Material Description

The latest in sustainability in your pocket
~Combining innovation and tradition for a sustainable future~

SYRINX combines MYCL , Japan's first leather alternative material made from mushrooms, with cowhide, which has a long history, to propose new possibilities for a sustainable future.

The outer leather is "MYCL," made from thinly layered mushroom mycelium, and has a fiber structure and properties similar to leather.
The interior leather is vegetable tanned leather that returns to nature, a method that has been handed down continuously since the 14th century in the Tuscany region of Italy.

The combination of innovative MYCL and traditional vegetable tanned leather is a bridge to a sustainable future.

Mushrooms and forest

Detailed explanation of the material

"Description of item"

Towards perfect functional beauty

"Perfection is when you can't cut any more"
These are the words of Saint-Exupery, the author of "The Little Prince."

The Hitoe® structure (registered design) prevents items from being stacked, the metal fitting-free minimalist design and inner hook (patented) allow for smooth operation, and the slip-less design prevents cards from falling out (patent pending) .

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is the ultimate in the Hitoe® Fold series, with minimalist design and ease of use.

Its sophisticated design and exquisite craftsmanship have resulted in a piece of breathtakingly perfect functional beauty.

Minimalist design - HITOE FOLD ARIA mushroom leather

"Aria" - Light as air

"Aria" means "Air" in Italian.
This mini wallet is so light, like air, you'll forget it's there.

Lightweight wallet - HITOE FOLD ARIA mushroom leather

The challenge of thinness

The thinness is achieved through the Hitoe® structure (registered design), which does not stack cards and coins.

- Maximum 5 overlapping pieces of leather, no metal parts , 12mm at thickest when stored
(When storing 6 cards, 10 bills, and 10 100 yen coins)
Palm-sized 89mm x 91mm
・Light as air, approximately 34g

It can hold up to 15 bills, 20 coins, and 6 cards. Even when fully loaded, it remains slim.

Open - HITOE FOLD ARIA Mushroom Leather

The finest unrivaled tailoring

All parts are made by gluing two thin pieces of leather together to make one. This technique is said to be the ultimate luxury in leather products, and it achieves both strength and thinness.

It takes a wealth of experience and skilled techniques to create a finish that does not float or warp even when folded, and acts as if it were a single piece of leather.

Engraved - HITOE FOLD ARIA Mushroom Leather
In pursuit of simplicity, the engraving is hidden underneath the card

Thin details

The edges are made by overlapping the leather and sewing it on the outside. This is to keep it thin. If you fold the leather inside, you can make it smaller, but the leather will overlap and become thicker.

These details are faithful to the ideal of a thin wallet.

Comparison of edges - HITOE FOLD ARIA Mushroom leather

While pursuing thinness, we ensure that the leather is thick enough to retain the natural leather texture, such as firmness and elasticity.

Thin Wallet - HITOE FOLD ARIA Mushroom Leather

Metal fitting-less inner hook

A new idea to use the stored cards as fasteners

We have invented an inner hook (patented) that allows cards to be hung on the outside of the wallet. This is a smart leather hook that is not visible from the outside, keeping the wallet slim.

This idea made it possible to create the Hitoe® Fold Aria, a small, thin wallet with a minimalist design and no metal fittings .

Card holder - HITOE FOLD ARIA mushroom leather
Inner hook for hanging cards integrated with bill holder

Not only does it act as a fastener, but it also prevents cards from falling out when you carry it around.

Prevents cards from falling out - HITOE FOLD ARIA Mushroom Leather
Fits inside to prevent cards from accidentally falling out

It's just sandwiched between leather.

It has a flat appearance, simply sandwiched between leather. There are no unnecessary protruding parts such as metal fittings or flaps, so it remains slim and doesn't get caught in your pocket.

The inner hook is designed not to come off when the wallet is turned upside down, so there is no need to worry about dropping coins when opening the wallet upside down.

Front - HITOE FOLD ARIA Mushroom Leather
Made entirely of leather, without any metal parts

Minimalistic and smooth operation

It can be opened and closed easily by bending it into an "U" shape. With this single action, you can smoothly take out and put in all your coins and cards while keeping the wallet in portrait orientation.

(For right-handed people) The trick is to bend the bottom of the wallet into an L-shape with your left hand, without touching the inner hook.

Leave the bills as is without folding them.

Simply insert bills without folding them. They are highly visible and easy to take out. They do not get creases or bends when folded in thirds, so they can be easily inserted into vending machines and self-checkouts.

The bill holder is designed to be continuous with the inner hook. The curve acts as a guide, allowing you to insert and remove bills smoothly without getting caught.

You can smoothly insert and remove the bills without touching the bill holder.

Prevents cards from falling out

When closed, the inner hooks catch the cards so they won't fall out. Even when the wallet is open , the slip-less design (patent pending) makes it difficult for cards to fall out. The feeling of sliding the cards is high quality, making it comfortable to take them in and out.

Effect of slip-less specification (patent pending)

The extra card can be used to hold bills. It does not interfere with opening and closing the wallet.

How to open - HITOE FOLD ARIA Mushroom leather
Temporary cards are used to hold bills

Smooth, non-overflowing coin pocket

The coin pocket is shallow and has no fasteners or hooks, so you can quickly take out the coins you need. When storing coins, the lid of the coin pocket acts as a guide for smooth storage.

In addition, coins do not spill out when the wallet is closed, and even when it is open, the coin pocket has a lid to prevent spills.

There is still plenty of room even if you put in 999 yen worth (15 sheets).

Coin pocket - HITOE FOLD ARIA mushroom leather
Overflow-resistant coin pocket

World-renowned minimalist design

19 prestigious design awards from around the world

The Hitoe® Fold series has been highly praised for its functional and minimalist design, and has won 19 major design awards around the world, including the iF Design Award , the Red Dot Design Award, and IDEA , the three biggest design awards in the world, as well as awards in London, New York, Paris, and Milan.

(Click on the " Product Achievements " tab for detailed awards)

Hitoe Fold, a small, thin wallet, won a world design award
Hitoe® Fold series has won a total of 19 awards

Design based on the laws of nature

"Why is the golden ratio beautiful?"
The golden ratio of 1:1.62 is the aspect ratio of a rectangle that is made by repeating a spiral of squares whose sides are the Fibonacci sequence . (See the figure below.)

In fact, the Fibonacci sequence is hidden everywhere in nature: in tree branches, the number of petals on a flower, sunflower seeds, seashells, typhoons, and spiral galaxies. It can also be found in the most beautiful works of art, such as the pyramids, the Parthenon, and Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

The important thing is not to achieve the golden ratio. The proportions from the details to the whole must follow the Fibonacci sequence , which is deeply connected to the laws of nature and life, to create a well-balanced design that resonates with the heart .

Fibonacci Sequence - HITOE FOLD ARIA
Proportions based on the Fibonacci spiral

Beautiful details

Precise and delicate stitching, polished leather edges that show the overlapping of the leather.
The Hitoe® Fold Aria is a small, slim wallet that pursues beauty in every detail.

Beautiful details - HITOE FOLD ARIA mushroom leather
Beautiful edge treatment

Long-lasting and beautiful

Generally, most wallet troubles are caused by metal parts or stitching. However, the small and thin Hitoe® Fold wallet does not use any metal parts and has only four stitches. In addition, the corners, which are prone to damage, are made of overlapping outer and inner leather to increase durability. The seam allowance is extremely small, and the design is such that it is difficult for the wallet to lose its shape even when it is in a trouser pocket.

Corner reinforcement - HITOE FOLD ARIA mushroom leather
The corners are made strong by layering leather

Introduction video

This was featured in the fashion media "Paraph", which introduces only the best items carefully selected by designers. You can really see the texture of the mushrooms.

Mushroom leather wallet video

Watch the video

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Zero (Ōtemae, JP)



結論から言いますと非常に良いです。マッシュルームレザーの模様は砂漠のような荒野のような月面のような不思議な感じで 凹凸のある質感もつい触れたくなる素材です。

同じAriaのFoschiaとはまた違ったエイジングを楽しめそうで これから使い込むのが楽しみです。これからも今回のような前衛的な商品開発を楽しみにしております。この度は先行販売ありがとうございました。