The brand Karakoram2 or K2 is inspired by the second highest mountain in the world (K2, pictured above) located in Pakistan. The brand itself was born on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia founded by Hyder, a sketch artist and an electrical engineer with a obsession for functional design and beautifully crafted products.
Tired of seeing mediocre, pocket bulging chunky wallets, we set out to design and craft extraordinary quality leather wallets that look the part. With a belief that to make beautiful products, one must begin with simple idea and create around it. For countless nights, we obsessed over elimination of complexity, while prioritising simplicity; every stitch, every fold was carefully thought out to craft the perfect men's wallet.
Now our customers look sharp, fashionable and are delighted with their purchases.
A major focus in our design and supply chain process lies on sustainability. Our leathers are sustain-ably sourced and the products are made-to-last so that we minimise the impact on our environment.
K2 (or Karakoram2), at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level, is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). It is the highest point of the Karakoram range adjacent to the mighty Himalayas and the highest point in Pakistan.
K2 is known as the "Savage Mountain" due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and perilous nature of journey. All of the world’s 14 mountains with peaks that stretch more than 8,000 meters above sea level have been climbed with and without supplemental oxygen. All have been summited in winter, too—except for one (K2).
“An artist has made this mountain.” - Reinhold Messner (legendary climber)
At K2 (brand), we aim to craft superior quality products, which are meticulously designed to suit the everyday needs of our customers.