When one of our customers (the same one who designed the Lucera Phone Wallet) requested a custom pouch for his rolling tobacco, I was excited. I had been asked by a few people to make a tobacco pouch but I hadn’t gotten around to it, and here was a perfect opportunity.
He sent me photos of his existing pouch, explaining what he didn’t like/use and what he envisioned this new one to be like. He needed somewhere to hold his tobacco, obviously; somewhere for the cigarette papers, another place to keep filters and other odds and ends.
He wanted it in Espresso Brown to match his existing Lucera Phone Wallet, and he asked for a raw edge and antique key to be included as well.He asked if I could take some photos along the way since he was curious to see the process of creating something like this from scratch, so I took some shots on my phone. There’s a lot of steps missing but the general idea is:
As it’s our custom, whenever a customer requests a completely custom product that we then make available for sale, we invite them to name that product by choosing a place (all our products are named after cities, towns, states and countries). He chose Puglia, the region in Italy where he is from (Lucera is the city, hence the Lucera Phone Case), and so the Puglia Tobacco Pouch was born!