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.
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.