Tusk

Amsterdam Billfold

£65

Tax included.

Made of natural Pebble Grain Calf Skin, this billfold is a classic silhouette. Complete with 8 card slots, a double billfold, and 2 extra slots for additional cards or receipts, this style’s simple, straightforward design serves well as an everyday wallet. And with a height allowing for bills of various currencies, this is sure to serve the needs of any traveller. 

4.25"L x 3.25"H

Made with Care
The hallmark of a Tusk is integrity in design, source materials, and construction. Our linings are made of non-fray material, our hardware is hand-crafted by artisans in Italy and Japan, and our material is hand-picked from the finest and most ethical tanneries in Italy and India.

Shop Consciously at Priest London.

The impact of fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world. When shopping for new items, being conscious means ensuring you know where your clothes come from and the impact they have on the environment. We've gathered most of the materials used at Priest London below to help you track your fashion footprint - Each material has a footprint that they leave on the earth, so purchase quality pieces that have minimal impact on our planet. 

1KG of Cotton

Impact: 1KG of Cotton takes 10,000l water & 28kg carbon to produce.

The alternativeOrganic & Recycled Cotton
 Look out for the certifications like the GOTS certified organic logo

1KG of Linen

Linen has a low environmental impact as it is a natural fibre that comes from the stems of the flax plant. It uses considerably fewer resources than cotton or polyester (such as water, energy, pesticides, insecticides, fertilisers).

Impact: 1KG of Linen takes 2,067l water & 15kg carbon to produce.

UP TO 2.1 TONS OF CO2 are absorbed per ton of flax cellulose produced    60% LESS WATER is required to grow flax compared to cotton
The alternativeOrganic & recycled linen

1KG of Polyester

Polyester requires intense amounts of energy to produce and is non-biodegradable

Impact: 1KG of Polyester takes 78l water & 21kg carbon to produce.

700000 microfibers    
The alternative: Recycled or certified polyester, Econyl

1KG of Silk

Silk is derived from the silkworm and is a renewable source. However, the chemicals produced when creating silk and the silkworm is killed when using conventional methods

Impact: 1KG of Silk takes 58,150l water & 25kg carbon to produce.

The alternative: Peace silk, Organic silk

1KG of Viscose

Viscose is a semi-synthetic fibre that is made from trees such as pine. The wood pulp that viscose is made from is manufactured by treating it with chemicals meaning it is still a pollutant to earth, despite being a plant based fibre

Impact: 1KG of Viscose takes 3,829l water & 30kg carbon to produce.

70 MILLION TREES are cut down each year to make our clothes

Image: https://www.sustainyourstyle.org

The alternative: Lyocell & Responsibly sourced viscose. Also see Priest London garments made from organic cotton, hemp, and linen, and ensure natural dyes are used

1KG of Wool

Wool, whilst a renewable natural fibre, practices in sheep farming has significant impacts on the environment such as the methane gas sheep produce - a gas that is 25 times worse for global warming than CO2.

Impact: 1KG of Wool takes 2,237l water & 46kg carbon to produce.

30% OF PATAGONIA is affected by desertification due to sheep grazing    1 BILLION SHEEP in the world are bred to produce wool

Image: https://www.sustainyourstyle.org

The alternative: Organic & Recycled wool

1KG of Leather

Toxic chemicals are used to transform the skins into wearable leather.
80% of the world leather production use chromium    16 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD are at risk because of chromium exposure

Impact: 1KG of Leather takes 17,093l water & 19kg carbon to produce.

The alternative: Plant-based vegan leather & Responsibly sourced leather

Sources: https://www.sustainyourstyle.org/en/leather ; https://www.theworldcounts.com/

Shop Consciously at Priest London.

When you invest in a forever piece, being able to look after it is essential. Our designers create quality pieces that stand the test of time, but being able to look after it helps prolong its life. Below are our care instructions to keep your investment pieces at their best for longer. 

CARE & MAINTENANCE : Jewellery 

Maintenance: Wipe gently with a polishing cloth that is soft and clean. Do not soak in water. Avoid contact with soaps, moisturisers, detergents, perfume or hair spray.

Clean: Clean your jewellery with a mild soap and water solution, allowing the water to bead up, and then patting dry with a soft cloth. For more stubborn dirt, use a cleaner designed for silver use.

Store your silver pieces individually, in a cool, dry place, preferably in a tarnish-preventive bag or wrapped in a soft piece of felt or cloth. Most Priest London designers provide a dust cloth with each order.

Don’t wear sterling silver in chlorinated water or when working with household chemicals.

CARE & MAINTENANCE : Leather

Good leather actually gets better with age and regular use.

Care: With time, all products made from natural leather, ages and loses its moisture and oils. This causes the leather to dry and fibres to stretch. However, with proper care, it can stand the test of time.

Handle your leather bags with clean hands: Leather bags are susceptible to absorbing grease and oils. Wipe the surface of a leather tote with a damp white cotton cloth, but be careful not to use too much water, because leather takes time to dry.

Apply a cleaner designed for leather care. Apply this “soft soap” in a circular motion and wipe off with a slightly damp cloth so as not to clog the pores of the fabric. Applying this soap one or two times a year should keep your leather bag clean.

Moisturise your bag with a leather conditioner // do not use a conditioner on patent leather bags

Never use products that contain Lanolin – often found in baby wipes.

If you are applying a waterproofing product then it’s strongly recommended that you first apply a care product to help lock in moisture and to keep the fibres of the skin supple before making it waterproof. Only apply the waterproof to areas that will be exposed to moisture.

Clean stains as soon as you notice them. Organic stains from food or blood can often be removed with chalk powder. Crush white chalk, let it sit on the stain overnight and dust it off with a clean cloth.

Storage:

  • Leather products should be well aired out or stored in a cloth bag.
  • Do not enclose leather products in plastic bags for a long period of time

CARE & MAINTENANCE : Clothing Materials

If you're ever unsure, follow the instructions on the care label of your garment.

Separate your white garments from your colours and make sure you don’t mix different fabric types to ensure your clothes last, don't change colour or size. If you need to wash a delicate item, the best option is to wash it by hand, making sure to rinse thoroughly and air dry, which is also safer for the environment.

Linen: Linen needs to be washed in low temperatures, on a gentle machine cycle and with a mild detergent to protect the fibres. On your machine, chose a program with a long soak, a short wash, a rinse and a short spin.

You can machine dry your linens, only sticking to low temperatures; remove them when still slightly damp to avoid the linen becoming stiff, then let it air dry to finish. If you need to iron, iron while damp, using a medium-hot iron on the steam setting.

Cotton: If the cotton garment is worn close to the body (such as underwear, socks and even towels), you should wash these items in hot water to remove bacteria. For any other cotton garments, warm or cold water is the best washing temperature to prevent shrinkage and stretching, particularly with organic cotton. Cooler water temperatures will also help prevent fading in bright or darker colours. Let the piece air dry to finish.

Tencel: Tencel is a very delicate fabric, therefore it’s best to wash it by hand with a gentle detergent. If washed in a machine, it’s important to use a gentle cycle and cold water, then let air dry to finish. 

To iron, use a warm iron only, as too much direct heat may scorch the fabric. Tencel garments are generally wrinkle resistant, so they’re very easy to store.

Silk: An incredibly delicate material, so be sure not to use harsh detergents. It is best to hand wash, but if washing in a machine, make sure to use a gentle and a short spin cycle. To dry, roll your silk garments in a clean towel to remove excess water - do not wring it out, but let it air dry instead. When hand washing, if you can, use a specially formulated silk detergent
To iron silk without damaging it, it’s crucial to use the lowest heat setting on your iron.

Bamboo: When washing, use a gentle wash cycle, cold water and a good detergent so the fabric maintains its suppleness. Sweaters and knitted accessories made from bamboo fibres should be hand washed to prevent stretching. Then air dry to finish. High temperatures in a dryer can shrink bamboo clothing, however if quicker drying is needed, make sure to use the low heat cycle of the dryer and remove the item while still slightly damp.

As for ironing, keep it cool. Extremely high temperatures can scorch bamboo fibres, therefore use a dry iron (no steam) at a low setting, if necessary.

Viscose: Viscose clothing usually tends to be dry clean only because it has a low wet strength which can cause it to shrink or stretch if it becomes wet, so hand wash is preferred. However, some items can be washed in temperatures of up to 40° C. Do not tumble dry.

Wool: Given that wool is a delicate fibre which is very absorbent, it can be prone to shrinking, misshaping or a change consistency if treated too roughly when washed. Turn the garment inside out before washing, using cold water. To avoid shrinking, do not tumble dry.

Because wool is a natural, self-regulating fibre, it also does not actually need to be cleaned as frequently as other clothes. Wool is a natural fabric that requires mild ironing. Choosing a too-hot-temperature setting could lead to discoloration and scorch marks!

- Priest London

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