New iPad Case is Plastic-Free, Made with Human Power

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If you’re one of the lucky souls who got to unwrap an iPad over the holidays, you’re probably in need of something to protect your shiny new gadget. Here’s a great green option for covering your lean mean media machine.

If you’re one of the lucky souls who got to unwrap an iPad over the holidays, you’re probably in need of something to protect your shiny new gadget. Here’s a great green option for covering your lean mean media machine.

The Greensleeve is a 100% petroleum-free iPad case (made from all-natural wool felt) manufactured with “zero-energy”, from a new design company, Gone Studio. After the Gulf Coast oil spill, the founder, Dr. George Elvin, wanted to avoid using petroleum products in his designs, so he set out to create a modern, biodegradable case without using any plastic.

“Almost all iPad cases on the market use some form of plastic, but with the increase in petroleum issues over the last several years, we wanted to develop a practical, stylish iPad case that consumers felt good about using.” – Elvin

And to take it even a step further, no electricity is used in making the Greensleeve, as Gone Studio uses only hand and foot-powered tools and machinery in the process. Specifically, they use a Singer foot-powered sewing machine (from 1935!) to manufacture them in their studio near Indianapolis.

The Greensleeve is a naturally water and stain-resistant case with a unique design using the natural durability of the finest wool (100% pure sheep’s wool felt imported from Germany). The case wraps fully around the iPad and iPad2, and a metal snap (covered on the back with cork) holds it securely in the case, which provides padding and a soft scratch-free surface for your new tablet. The headphone jack is fully accessible while within the case, and WiFi, Bluetooth, data, and voice transmission services are available while in the case.

Greensleeves come in both Kiwi Green and Charcoal colors, and are available for just under $30 at Amazon.

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