I just got a package in the mail with one of Blythe King's amazing laptop cases inside, and let me tell you, I am smitten. Her line of iSockits, cases designed for MacBooks, iPods, iPhones, Moleskines and more, are well-constructed, well-padded, earth-friendly and so much more attractive than your typical tech cases.
Blythe's line is made entirely from vintage fabrics, most of which have been collected from various seamstress' estates throughout Louisiana, and are embellished with vintage buttons. Aside from the padding used to make iSockits, no new materials are purchased in the making of her products.
I love how cozy my new case is—I have no worries about my laptop being well-protected, and the cushy case doubles as a lap pillow to keep the heat from the battery off my lap. Plus, the contrast of the vintage fabric against my sleek new (OK, not so sleek or new anymore) Mac makes me smile.
Liz Grotyohann is a co-founder of cosa verde, a marketplace for handmade, environmentally-conscious goods.