Recycled Leather iPhone Cases Are Classy

Looking for a green alternative in iPhone cases? In the past, we’ve featured options composed of recycled plastic, bio-based plastic, and even bamboo.  Now, you have yet another option to protect your investment in mobile connectivity: recycled leather.

These limited-edition iPhone and iPod cases (which come to us via Gizmodo) from sustainable fashion designer Prophetik, created in conjunction with iAccessory-maestros Griffin, have a rough-hewn, natural style, presumably designed to make your tech look a little more organic.  All the materials are recycled and hand-stitched, with touches of craft such as compartments for credit cards and business cards, as well as hand-cut openings for your phone’s lens and port.

Recycled Leather iPhone Case

image via Gizmodo

All that handmade recycled goodness, of course, comes at a price: $60 each, to be exact. Still, as anyone who’s ever tried to hand-stitch leather can attest, if you want something that looks nice (rough-hewn and organic notwithstanding) it pays to pay someone with the right tools.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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