As sleek and slim as a well-designed aircraft.
Our Willow Run wallet is crafted with buttery soft, upcycled automotive steering wheel leather. It’s not only durable, it takes on a magnificent patina with use and age. Much like the Greatest Generation, who inspired it.
Our minimalist take on a classic style tri-fold wallet includes three card slots that each hold 4-5 cards. Suede lined cash pouch. Hand edge painted and embossed with the Pingree Detroit logo for a wallet as dynamic as the place it was named after.
- 3 card pockets + currency pocket
- Nappa leather upcycled from the production of automotive steering wheels
- Military-grade industrial thread
- Dimensions 2.75"x 4.25" x 0.5" closed
- Color: Chestnut Brown
The "Willow Run" Airport story:
Some say Willow Run won the war. During World War II, few accomplished what the Willow Run factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan was able to do in such a short and critical time. Albert Kahn designed the first bomber assembly plant of its kind, which was built by the Ford Motor Company in 1940. Nearly 8,700 B-24 Liberator airplanes were made here, one every 63 minutes. And during its peak production, Willow Run (aka the Arsenal of Democracy) employed 42,000 people including "Rosie the Riveter.” In fact, one third of the workforce was female!
As a team of veterans and Detroiters who live not far from this iconic place, we're proud to celebrate the people and hard work that both served and lifted this country.
*The leather used on your wallet will have a texture and shade of color that may vary slightly from the leather pictured and may exhibit natural imperfections since your wallet is crafted with small batch leather reclaimed from the production of new cars.