March 1, 2011 – Leather Goods: The Glossary.
In the last issue, we had promised to give you a general idea about terms that are frequently used in our line of business. The leather goods industry produces but is not limited to:
Business cards / credit card holders: to hold your business cards and credit cards.
Travel wallet / document holder: to hold your travel documents (tickets, passport, identification papers, money, personal papers, etc.)
Passport holder / cover / case: to protect your passport.
Organizer / planner / diary / agenda cover: to protect the outer cover of your agenda.
Folder/ portfolio / padfolio: comes in A4 and A5 sizes, used by sales people or distributed in conferences to hold brochures and take notes. Mainly consists of a notepad, pen slot and a few pockets.
Desk pad / blotter / pad / conference desk pad / desk mat holder: placed in front of you on the desk to cover your important papers or to write on it. Comes in many designs and sizes to be placed on a personal desk or on conference tables.
Paper holder / cube: frequently placed on the desk to take notes upon remembering something.
Calendar: calendar stand
Paperweight: could be of different shapes to hold down papers on the desk.
Photo frame / picture holder: to put pictures of your loved ones in.
Valet / tray / catch-all: a kind of tray of many sizes where you put your keys, pens, mobile, and other trinkets instead of spreading them all over the desk.
Inbox / outbox tray: placed on your desk to arrange your incoming and outgoing mail.
Pen holder / cup: placed on the desk to collect your pens.
Coasters: what you put under coffee cups and water glasses to protect the desk from liquids dripping over.
Briefcase: a bag to hold your files and papers.
Conference / seminar bag: another form of bag (sometimes produced in textile) to carry brochures and folders distributed in conferences.
Laptop bags: to hold your laptop and accessories.
Keyholder / keyfob: as the name suggests, it’s a key holder.
Wallet: used to keep your money, ID, cards, and other important belongings.
Checkbook cover: protects your check book.
Jotter / memo: frequently comes with card slots for personal use and immediate note-taking when you’re out of office and something comes to your mind.
Bookmark: to find your way back to the last read page in your favorite book.
Tissue holder: used at home, the office, or the car for quick rescue when you sneeze.
Luggage tags: a protection for personal information inserted in the tag and tied to your suitcase or luggage to avoid loss.
Menu cover: leather cover for menus in restaurants
Invoice cover: leather cover for invoices in restaurants
Napkin holder: napkin stand
Plate mat: placed under the plates in restaurants
Hope this brief overview gave you an idea about what we do and the unlimited uses of leather goods.
See you next time!