Targus Laptop Sleeves Go Green

Toxic free, degradable and recyclable, Ariaprene is considered to be an ecological fabric alternative to neoprene–and now, it will grace the construction of Targus’ A7 and Proxy lines of laptop sleeves.

According to Targus, Ariaprene not only lacks those nasty, environmentally harmful solvents, it offers improved elasticity and resistance to heat and cold. As an added bonus, all Ariaprene scraps left over after the construction of these sleeves will be recycled into new Ariaprene material, pots for plants and/or soft padding for playgrounds.

Targus A7 Laptop Sleeve

image via Targus

The A7 sleeves are designed specifically for MacBooks and will debut at the end of May; the Proxy sleeves are designed for laptops and will feature a low-profile retractable handle, a zippered accessory pocket and scratch-resistant mobile phone pocket. They are slated to launch in June.

These sleeves, along with Targus’ Spruce Notebook Case, are part of the laptop bag-maker’s EcoSmart initiative. The A7 and Proxy sleeves were designed to accommodate 13″, 14″, 15″, and 16″ laptop computers and will be available online and through retailers for between $24.99 and $39.99.

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.