10 Eco-Chic, Fun (some swanky!) & Upcycled iPad + Laptop Totes



Upcycling is having a moment, and it’s no wonder.

“Given the incredible rate of consumption since the Industrial Revolution, there’s more than enough second hand material out there to generate whole new economies of products,” responded Chere Di Boscio, Editor in Chief, Eluxe Magazine. when we asked for her take on the rising upcycling trend. “Luckily, increasing numbers of designers – of clothing, accessories and even furniture – are acknowledging this, and are putting their creative skills to good use by using materials that would otherwise go to waste.”

These environmentally friendly products are fashioned from rescued excess materials, reducing water consumption and carbon emissions by avoiding the use of virgin materials. The below list of 10 eco-chic iPad and laptop sleeves are good examples of how upcycled materials can easily become gorgeous new products, bearing a minimal carbon footprint.

15″ Laptop Messenger/Backpack


Part of the t.o.t.e. {to observe the earth} collection, the Laptop Messenger/Backpack accommodates up to a 15″ laptop.The exterior is constructed of eco-friendly, durable coated canvas. The interior features Urban Junket’s signature blue lining made from recycled plastic bottles. Comes with one removable, portable charger and companion cord. UrbanJunket

 City of Bordeaux Ipad Sleeve


The exterior was made by recycling an advertising banner from the city of Bordeaux. This banner is made in pvc, very durable and waterproof (color may wear a bit in places of friction). The interior is made with jogging pants, the fabric is thick and soft , perfect to protect the tablet. LatelierDeChristine

Fancy Recycled Jeans Bag


Nothing says “groovy” like a pair of jeans with butterflies and flowers stitched in pink, red and green thread.
The outside of this one-of-a-kind bag is stone-washed denim with embroidered embellishments (made from gently used girls jeans); the back includes a pocket big enough to fit your phone. The lining is a soft stretch cotton print covered with turquoise, brown and orange-red butterflies. The bag top snaps open and closed thanks to metal strips fashioned from measuring tape. wasnowcreations

Tiki Laptop Cross Body


The Tiki Laptop Cross Body is lovingly crafted from 100% upcycled leather from the belt industry that is guaranteed Chromium-6 free. Pebbled black leather, quality stitching, and antique brass hardware create a laptop cross-body that will look beautiful for years to come. Looptworks.com

Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case


Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night shall prevent you from toting your favorite e-reader along wherever your travels take you. Handmade from repurposed mail sacks, these sturdy, canvas cases deliver edgy style to your iPad while protecting its delicate surface with a gentle ultrasuede. The ultrasuede is collected from companies with remnant scraps. An additional riveted pocket provides a perfect place to clip thumb drives and coil cords so you can recharge in a flash without going postal rummaging through your bag. Made in Mexico. Uncommon Goods

Bedrock HP UV



The “Left Brain, Right Brain” Bag. This smart work bag keeps you well organized during your busy day. Two totes join in an extremely unique construction, yielding three separate compartments – two large sides for computer and books, and a secret center pocket for valuables. All of Rewilder’s bags are made from repurposed filter cloth originally used by the large American breweries for filtering hops and barley during the beer manufacturing process. The hand-painting on the bags is done with reclaimed paint from the house-painting industry; handles are made with used climbing ropes collected from climbing gyms after the ropes are no longer safe to use. Carry a “less is more” attitude with this surprising bag.  Rewilder

Leather iPad sleeve – ‘New Life’


Reclaiming leather remnants, Vimlendu Kumar designs a modern iPad sleeve. Zigzag topstitching links colorful squares in a variety of hues. Fully lined, the case closes with Velcro. Novica.com

Cross Body Messenger Bag


Want a messenger laptop bag with a rustic feel? These unisex bags are made from re-purposed burlap coffee bean bags. They added pockets from deconstructed leather jackets, skirts, pants, anything they can salvage. For structure and durability, they ned the bags with re-purposed fabric and added an adjustable thick woven strap made of jute. The buckle is also made in the USA! This bag is made from a USDA Organic Coffee burlap bag and has a black and white stripe lining.  RevivallClothing

Olive Messenger Bag


Created from upcycled fabrics, each bag is unique and carries old memories in it’s new soul. This specific bag has a built in inner sleeve for your notebooks and folders, as well as reflective piping – for those late night bicycle rides! Upcycled fabrics, piping, zippers, buttons, elastic, toggles, batting! TheNutmegPeach

K3 Upcycled Laptop Sleeve


An upcycled 11″ laptop sleeve designed to protect your computer, laptop and/or tablet while protecting planet earth. Hand crafted with 3.5 mm neoprene, the Vest is ready to partake on your next adventure. Slim line closure and two exterior zipped pockets to stash your cash, keys and/or headphones. Thek3company

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