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patterned macbook and iPad cases

by Tina Tangalakis
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  • the story

Breaking Pattern

Handmade in Hohoe, Ghana from uplifting prints by a local workshop run by Los Angeles-based designer Tina Tangalakis, each Patterned MacBook and iPad Case provides jobs and education skills to local women artisans.

This stunning collection sprung from a fortuitous meeting of like-minded women. After embarking on a volunteer teaching position to Hohoe, Tangalakis returned home with a new mission after befriending local seamstress Beatrice Agabe and discovering the beauty of the traditional textiles. Tangalakis and Agabe soon began a long and meaningful conversation that inspired early sketches for accessories and prompted the creation of their local women's workshop. Carry your 13" laptop or iPad in a traditional Tree of Life or Jellyfish print as a gorgeous reminder of the global connectivity and progress each pouch offers. Handmade of foam and cotton.

Please note, these cases have been discontinued. When they sell out they will no longer be available. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20311
Made from
foam, cotton
Measurements
13" Macbook: 13.5" W x 10.5" H, iPad: 10" W x 9" H
Notes
Care: Hand wash only.

Macbook cover fits a computer that is 13" W x 9.5" H and screen that measures 13.3" diagonally.

iPad cover fits a tablet computer that is 7.4" W x 9.5" H.
  • the maker

Tina Tangalakis

Los Angeles-based designer Tina Tangalakis touched down in Ghana unaware of the change that would occur. As a volunteer and teacher at Happy Kids Orphanage, Tina met local seamstress Beatrice Agabe. The two quickly bonded over their shared love of design and devotion to improve the lives of others. Greatly inspired by the beauty of local fabrics and touched by the heart of the people, Tangalakis decided to begin Della, a company that would provide jobs to the local community while allowing her to access her creative skills.

It was there, in the vibrant village of Hohoe, among the scraps of fabric, rough pencil designs and long conversations between two unlikely friends, that Della was born. Each product is handmade in Beatrice's workshop by economically vulnerable Ghanaian women working under Beatrice's mentorship. The sale of every item has a positive effect on the people of Hohoe. Tina's intention behind Della is to provide jobs and education to the community, while bringing awareness of Hohoe's struggle to the Western World.

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PATTERNED MACBOOK AND IPAD CASES
 
5.0

(based on 1 review)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Happy Macbook

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from Florence, SC

About Me Bargain Hunter, Classy, Practical, Stylish

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Experience
  • Makes Great Gifts

Cons

  • No Handle

Best Uses

  • Computer

Comments about PATTERNED MACBOOK AND IPAD CASES:

I bought this and an Uncommon Goods gift card as a present to my sister who is graduation from college. The pattern is fresh and original.

Service and delivery comments:

The delivery was exactly on time and actually much earlier than I expected... very prompt. The case is in perfect condition. I ordered it gift-wrapped because I knew Uncommon Goods would do something very classy and cute and they exceeded expectations!

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When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

1945votes, 225 comments

Robyn
Vote: Thumbs up!

I LOVE the patterns!!!! I would get an iPad just to have an excuse to get one of these cases!!

K
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beautiful!

Seneca
Vote: Thumbs up!

Great patterns!

RoyalCandyGirl
Vote: Thumbs up!

These cases are great! I am so glad to see good looking MacBook designs ~ finally!

amber
Vote: Thumbs up!

cant wait to get one! patterns are awesome!

Lisalee
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beautiful and supports underserved people -- a winner all around. I would definitely pay the price, though I don't yet own the technology to put into these cases!

Robin
Vote: Thumbs up!

Lovely and supports folks who are supporting themselves. Win/win!

Jessica
Vote: Thumbs down!

the second pattern looks like a venus fly trap

Linda
Vote: Thumbs down!

Just not into thees kind of things

Stacey
Vote: Thumbs up!

Gorgeous!

gayle
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the unique design

Katy
Vote: Thumbs up!

Nice

Janet
Vote: Thumbs up!

Wonderful way to provide employment to women in Ghana.

dre
Vote: Thumbs up!

Cute!

Amber
Vote: Thumbs up!

These are pretty, and I love that they provide jobs and education skills to local women artisans. The price looks reasonable, too.

Vicky
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the textiles and the mission. Great price

ASHLEY
Vote: Thumbs down!

Just not my style.

stacie
Vote: Thumbs up!

snazzy, fun.

s
Vote: Thumbs up!

amazing!

Shelley
Vote: Thumbs up!

Pretty. I would buy them more for the story than for the patterns, but it's a seller nonetheless.

Jenna
Vote: Thumbs up!

Totally love that Tree of Life print! It's so refreshing to finally see computer cases with personality!

Melanie
Vote: Thumbs down!

ugly patterns

Diana
Vote: Thumbs up!

lovely fabric choices

MELISSA
Vote: Thumbs up!

LOVE how they're produced, nice patterns

divamama
Vote: Thumbs up!

Great idea, but not to keen on designs

Laila
Vote: Thumbs down!

not our taste

Tracey
Vote: Thumbs up!

very cute.

Ginger
Vote: Thumbs up!

Giving women a purpose

nancy
Vote: Thumbs down!

Price seems too high, unless they are made in u.s.a.

jodi
Vote: Thumbs up!

very pretty...love the story too

Gayle
Vote: Thumbs up!

Unique and stylish. Love the story behind these.

vanessa
Vote: Thumbs down!

nice idea and I like the theory behind it but how quickly will this get soiled being in pockets or purses?

christina
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very cool, smart price

Dixie
Vote: Thumbs down!

Ugly.

Bonnie
Vote: Thumbs down!

Love the cause, just not my style.

katherine
Vote: Thumbs up!

INTERESTING - MAYBE !!!

savannah
Vote: Thumbs up!

very creative!!

Cristine
Vote: Thumbs down!

There are soooo many cases in the market...

Megan
Vote: Thumbs down!

tacky fabric and does it fit the NEW ipad??

Paula
Vote: Thumbs up!

Nice idea.

bobbie
Vote: Thumbs up!

beautiful and great cause!

dianne
Vote: Thumbs up!

cool patterns...

Carly
Vote: Thumbs up!

I love the patterns! And I'm sure they would fit the new iPad, they have almost the same dimensions as the old ones!

Cianna
Vote: Thumbs down!

I think the patterns are very ugly and drab.

Heather
Vote: Thumbs up!

Pretty patterns

Mitzi

Beautiful patterns and price is nice too

Tina Marie
Vote: Thumbs down!

guess it might work for some but it's just not for me.

Amanda
Vote: Thumbs up!

really love the choices! i would totally buy this!

Alicia
Vote: Thumbs up!

Awesome look with a great global advantage!

Amy
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very unique and gives a "worldly" flair.

susi
Vote: Thumbs up!

These are nice and it's so hard to find really cute ipad cases.

Emily
Vote: Thumbs down!

The cause is fantastic but the patterns are hideous.

Lynn
Vote: Thumbs up!

Thumbs up because I like unusual totes and bags but thumbs down if they have to be produced out of the US - even if someone from LA is directing their work.

Cathy
Vote: Thumbs up!

love the combo of artisan and tech -- would like to see this used in more products. (I don't yet have an iPad...)

Jeanne
Vote: Thumbs up!

thank you for helping this group and for attending to mac users

Kathleen
Vote: Thumbs down!

I don't like the fabric patterns at all.

Sarah
Vote: Thumbs down!

I think these are sooo cute, but too expensive!

Lynda M
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the textiles, hope there are lots of choices available.

Roz
Vote: Thumbs down!

Too busy!

Hope
Vote: Thumbs down!

Just don't like these.

thomas
Vote: Thumbs up!

Sell more pleasing patterns.

Jennifer
Vote: Thumbs up!

I like the story behind these, but how much are the women getting paid in this "factory"? Sketchy to me.

Melodi
Vote: Thumbs up!

Pretty!

anna
Vote: Thumbs up!

Think these are beautiful. Love the fact they are "hand-made" in Ghana. just not sure if the pattern has a board demographic. Very specific taste.

Kendra
Vote: Thumbs up!

Now my macbook can have some flare! I love the vibrant colors.

Kimberly
Vote: Thumbs up!

I don't care for the patterns, but a great cause-- maybe carry other patterns too?

Jeannie
Vote: Thumbs down!

Priced right, but don't care for the design. Pretty hideous in my opinion.

Janet
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very pretty, and unusual.

Jon
Vote: Thumbs down!

I suspect that this wouldn't interest the guys.Now, if it had a NASCAR theme ....

Vonette
Vote: Thumbs up!

nice

Julianne
Vote: Thumbs up!

A great gift!

Fran
Vote: Thumbs down!

$36 for an Ipad case, really. I don't care if it was made in heaven.

Robin
Vote: Thumbs up!

very attractive and I like the idea of buying goods made by women in developing countries.

Kathy
Vote: Thumbs up!

I like the colors and patterns -- very different from the pink and brown polka dot theme that's been going on way too long.

Jane
Vote: Thumbs down!

Ugly

Susan
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very classy

Sylvie
Vote: Thumbs up!

These are beautiful designs. Does the bottom cover for the mac have breathing holes to help the motor keep cool?

cari
Vote: Thumbs down!

Don't like the patterns.

Dianne
Vote: Thumbs down!

I like the case idea as a product, but these designs are terrible.

Margaret
Vote: Thumbs down!

don't like the patterns

Danielle
Vote: Thumbs up!

Different and fun!

Keisha
Vote: Thumbs down!

These are just ugly. They look like kitchen pot holders or maybe even marijuana. Don't like.

stephi
Vote: Thumbs up!

Looks gorgeous and great reason to buy!

madeline
Vote: Thumbs up!

nice designgood price

Andrea
Vote: Thumbs up!

I really like these items, I wish that they would make these for normal sized laptop like 15" and 17" laptops and also for Ipod touches. I would buy them if they were available in those sizes. Good price also.

kathleen
Vote: Thumbs up!

beautiful design

Jennifer
Vote: Thumbs up!

protective and easier to find in a dark bag

Michelle
Vote: Thumbs up!

Put a strap on it and I will buy 2!

Jennee
Vote: Thumbs up!

These are beautiful patterns!

Sparkles
Vote: Thumbs down!

great story, good idea, pretty, but nothing about function (protection). It's one thing to by eye candy, but it needs to deliver on function, too

Bethany
Vote: Thumbs down!

I like the idea (handmade by local women artisans) and it seems executed very well, but I just hate the patterns of the fabric. :(

Ann
Vote: Thumbs up!

Make them for the Ipod and Iphone too!!!

Dani
Vote: Thumbs up!

these are so cool!

bonnie
Vote: Thumbs up!

attractive and priced right, but I wouldn't buy one.

Paula
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love them!

Emma
Vote: Thumbs down!

Overpriced.

Irene

I've always been drawn to unique things like this that help support women who have so little compared to us. The patterns are different than some may be used to, but definitely the designs are interesting. Price could come down a little, however.

Jessamyn
Vote: Thumbs up!

LOVE the patterns!

Daniel
Vote: Thumbs up!

Good style and price. Good product story. Do they protect your device?

jeanne
Vote: Thumbs up!

They stand out.

vickie
Vote: Thumbs down!

Who buys these?

Cindy
Vote: Thumbs up!

Include more fabric options. I'm all for supporting the local artisans!

Jamie
Vote: Thumbs up!

cool

megan
Vote: Thumbs up!

So pretty. Can I have some throw pillows to match.

mary

Why aren't these made in LA to " support jobs and education skills to local women artisans"? I'm sure there is a need in LA

Louise
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beautiful, useful and reasonably priced.

Laura
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the patterns!

Lily
Vote: Thumbs down!

Old fashioned material. Not my style.

Megan
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very pretty - if only I had such technology!

Laurie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beats boring

Melissa
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love that laptop cases aren't just black any more. However, as a Droid/Windows laptop user, I'm getting bored with so many products geared toward Apple products only.

lauren
Vote: Thumbs up!

supercute!

Kathleen
Vote: Thumbs up!

Cute and good pricing. Better if made in USA

Jesi
Vote: Thumbs down!

I don't like the fabric.

Regina
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love that they help others, very pretty, great price.

Rachelle
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beautiful patterns! Love it!

Judith L
Vote: Thumbs up!

Maybe covers for the Kindle as well?

Kathleen
Vote: Thumbs up!

Oh yes. Just a sucker for covers.

Jennifer
Vote: Thumbs down!

Good idea but I'm not crazy about the patterns

Molly
Vote: Thumbs up!

I love the patterns and colors! A sure win!

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs down!

They're attractive, but I have neither a macbook or ipad. A laptop or GPS case would be nice, though

Susan
Vote: Thumbs down!

You can design

Kaija
Vote: Thumbs up!

Don't use them myself, but the price seems good for something unique

christina
Vote: Thumbs down!

Ugly!

Eileen
Vote: Thumbs up!

I would buy this only to help the women making these---I just do not like the patterns. However, support for these women is urgent! Sometimes you just have to do the right thing!

Stephanie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Unique patterns.

Bronwen
Vote: Thumbs down!

Cute idea but don't like the patterns.

Francie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Cool designs and a great price

angela
Vote: Thumbs up!

love these!

Lauren
Vote: Thumbs up!

LOVE IT. West Africa has hundreds of beautiful prints so more variety from same artist would be sure to follow

Jessica
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very cute, have never seen patterns like that before.

Tamara
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the first pattern.

Wendy
Vote: Thumbs down!

While I applaud the idea of supporting a group of women artisans, these prints are just too tacky. Now, if they were also offered in simpler patterns (and neutral colors), they'd appeal to a wider audience.

cheryl
Vote: Thumbs down!

I don't like the designs. Not very universally appealing

Erin
Vote: Thumbs up!

Oooo, I've been looking for a cute Macbook case like this.

Colleen

Pretty designs. I love that these provide education and jobs to women in Ghana- how wonderful!

Margie
Vote: Thumbs up!

price seems really good

Linda
Vote: Thumbs up!

I love these even though I have a Dell..LOL

malinda
Vote: Thumbs up!

I hope these fit net books and I will so be getting one of these! So beautiful and with such a great story.

MALLORY
Vote: Thumbs up!

a little pricey

Katie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Wonderful story, funky/unique prints. Wish I had an ipad or mac to buy one!

Sharon
Vote: Thumbs up!

These patterns are not my style but the overall concept and manufacturing are great.

Elizabeth
Vote: Thumbs up!

Good price point; nice designs.

Natalee
Vote: Thumbs down!

Yuck

K

Beautiful items and beautiful story

mark
Vote: Thumbs up!

this works very stylish, practical and kind of trendy looking, nice price

Nadine
Vote: Thumbs up!

Would like to know how much padding it has inside.

F
Vote: Thumbs up!

I like the idea but I dont like the design

Kim
Vote: Thumbs up!

beautiful, simply beautiful

April
Vote: Thumbs down!

I don't have an iPad or Macbook, so I'm not interested in this.

Ellen
Vote: Thumbs down!

boring

kerry
Vote: Thumbs up!

colors seem dull to me.

naomi
Vote: Thumbs up!

...and the patterns could just continue. Nice to see something other than the usual solids or generic prints. I like the international connection.

Diane
Vote: Thumbs up!

totally cool cases and good cause

Xena
Vote: Thumbs down!

Not a fan of the patterns at. all.

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the designs

Leann
Vote: Thumbs down!

Ugly!

betty
Vote: Thumbs up!

functional and attractive

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs down!

Don't own an iPad, never will either.

Marika
Vote: Thumbs up!

As long as cushioning is adequate to prevent dings from damaging electronic device--this is an earth friendly item for the eco-minded. Nice.

Roberta [Bobby]
Vote: Thumbs up!

designs not my style but practical

Katie
Vote: Thumbs down!

Not my style.

Kathy
Vote: Thumbs down!

more options would be nice. i do not like these patterns.

Pamela
Vote: Thumbs up!

These are gorgeous!! Any Mac fan will tell you that we like pretty things for our Macs to dress them up and make them "ours". This would be a great way to stand out in the crowd!

Jennifer
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the prints, love the opportunities for the women of Hohoe.

Sharon
Vote: Thumbs down!

Like the concept, not the patterns.

Karen
Vote: Thumbs up!

I love all kinds of cases.

Rebecca
Vote: Thumbs up!

nice patterns

hannah
Vote: Thumbs down!

Personally I do not care for the patterns but they look like a great value at that price!

Veronica
Vote: Thumbs down!

Cute and love the helping others part, but just not useful. ipad covers should protect and/or help grip the device. Doesn't seem like this cover made of cloth and foam will achieve those purposes.

Stephanie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Especially love the peacock feathers.

Toni
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the colors!

SJM
Vote: Thumbs up!

LOVE the patterns. Would be great if it was waterproof; that's usually a requirement of any computer case I buy. I'd be willing to pay a little more for waterproof too.

Julie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very pretty! Love the patterns, it is something different looking that could be used at work as well.

margaret
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beautiful pattern design!

SUZETTE
Vote: Thumbs down!

ugly patterns.

Jessa
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beautiful, but I just can't afford to spend $40 on something like this.

Suzanne
Vote: Thumbs up!

very pretty and original

babychaya
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very funky, nice design!

Oksana
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very nice..

Julie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Decent price, pretty patterns and an awesome program! Love it.

Alice
Vote: Thumbs down!

I do not own an ipad

Sarah
Vote: Thumbs up!

Big fan of textile art, so these are right up my alley. :)

may
Vote: Thumbs down!

Not pretty and everyone has iphone ipod stuff it needs to be deiffernt than what you can purchase at walmart

Carole
Vote: Thumbs up!

luv the designs

Kate
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love the designs and colors.

Marilyn

THumbs down

Pam
Vote: Thumbs up!

These are beautiful, interesting and different

Valerie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Hmmm depending on quality of sewing and fabric - I'd have to see it to spend that kind of $ for it.

Hallie
Vote: Thumbs down!

While I think that the idea behind the cases is great, I just don't like the designs AT ALL. I cannot picture my husband carrying either one (maybe the top one, but probably not). I don't think that these are an appealing design for men?

Kayla
Vote: Thumbs down!

If you choose these prints, I'm certain some will appreciate the patterns

Andrea Gray
Vote: Thumbs up!

Fun patterns and colors. A nice way to individualize and conceal your stark, mass produced electronics.

John
Vote: Thumbs down!

They're ugly!

Kathleen
Vote: Thumbs up!

Beautiful!

Deborah
Vote: Thumbs up!

Unusual enough to strike my interest if I had one of the items it would hold.

Janet
Vote: Thumbs up!

love anything with peacock feather motif

YOLANDA
Vote: Thumbs down!

TOO BUSY!!!

Cristy
Vote: Thumbs down!

ugly. bleh

Heidi
Vote: Thumbs up!

i like the style and that they are made in ghana

margaret
Vote: Thumbs up!

Reasonable price and I also like that it helps the artisans in Ghana!

Deidra
Vote: Thumbs down!

I dont like either of the patterns that are show here, maybe if there were others, the colors are nice, but I don't find these attractive.

Kelli
Vote: Thumbs up!

LOVE IT!!!

Jan
Vote: Thumbs down!

I've seen much prettier and more interesting colors elsewhere.

Karen E.
Vote: Thumbs down!

Totally ugly.

Sonya
Vote: Thumbs down!

Ugly

Jackie
Vote: Thumbs down!

The idea is good and is a popular item. The price seems near appropriate. I personally don't like the patterns offered.

Sherri
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very beautiful and tasteful. Difficult to find attractive cases for these electronics that don't look like they were made for teenagers or children. Think the price is nice, too.

Meagan @ www.sunshineandsippycups.com
Vote: Thumbs down!

Love the designs, but I don't have these products, which is why I gave the thumbs down. Gorgeous patterns though....

sue
Vote: Thumbs up!

very unique. would buy this item

Holly
Vote: Thumbs up!

I bought the neoprene case several years ago and need and upgrade. I would like to support the women in Ghana as well.

Patricia
Vote: Thumbs up!

I love that they are the same price as other cases out there, but are still helping others! The prints are sure to get attention and spark up conversation about where it came from.

heidi
Vote: Thumbs up!

Fit the new iPad or the old iPad?

Delyn
Vote: Thumbs down!

The bottom pattern is ugly. If it looked more like a peacock it would have my vote.

Jayne
Vote: Thumbs up!

Unique and reasonably priced

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs up!

I like them, but hopefully they will also fit other note/netbooks and tablet computers - as NOT everyone owns Apple computers!

Jennifer
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love it! I wish though that the Della label was a little smaller or maybe actually a tag that hung off of the bag.

Janet
Vote: Thumbs up!

These are really sweet!

Johanna
Vote: Thumbs down!

I don't like the colors

Christopher

Love the cause that they support!

Anita
Vote: Thumbs up!

Awesome!

Beth
Vote: Thumbs up!

This is attractive but way to highly prices. This type thing is available at Ross and marshals for < 1/2 the price. I don't think it will sell at this price unless the design is something not available eslewhere and very desireable.

Martha
Vote: Thumbs down!

Don't like the patterns.

Heather
Vote: Thumbs up!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, measurements? The 17-inch ProBook on which I'm paying installments won't fit in too many laptop bags or covers.

R.K.P
Vote: Thumbs up!

I hope these designed can be expanded to other items such as ipod cases, handbags or totes as well. Great designs with a great mission!

Carla
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very nice looking and striking!

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