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.