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sail cloth 10" iPad sleeve

by Charles Friedman
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

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During High School, designer Charles Friedman worked as a sail maker building and repairing boat sails on the coast of Maine. When his grandfather's leather wallet fell apart, Charles decided to construct a new one from sailcloth scraps and was pleasantly surprised to find that this water-resistant material is perfectly suited to swiftly navigate delicate possessions through the elements.

Built with the same high-tech racing sailcloth used by the world's sailing elite, the exterior of this unique sleeve is constructed out of tough, pre-consumer sailcloth made from durable carbon fiber and polyester matrixes. Distinguishd as some of the toughest, lightest, and most resilient cloths in the world, these core fibers have several times the tensile strength of steel. The interior is insulated with thick felt made from recycled plastic bottles. The inner and outer elements combine resulting in a striking case that provides your tablet with the ultimate protection from moisture, smudges, and scratches. Comfortably fits iPad 1 and 2, HP Touchpad, and Motorola Xoom 10 inch tablets. Handmade in Maine.

  • details
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21398
Made from
nylon, laminated paper, post consumer fabric, p.e.t.
Measurements
11.25" L x 9" W x .375" H
Notes
Care: Wipe clean with damp cloth
  • the maker

Charles Friedman

As a teenager Chuck worked building and repairing boat sails in Yarmouth, Maine. When his grandfather's old leather wallet fell apart, he crafted a new one from scrap sailcloth and the first flowfold wallet was born. Over the next six years, Chuck built hundreds of prototype wallets, carefully refining the flowfold design. In 2011 Chuck founded Flowfold as an ecologically conscious company interested in local productivity. Since earning a civil engineering degree from the University of Maine Chuck's been designing products and leading production at Flowfold.

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Q and A

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

804votes, 35 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

This iPad Sleeve is extra durable, because it's made of repurposed sail cloth. The outside is tough, but don't worry, the inside is soft felt made from recycled bottles! Would you stash your tablet or touch pad in this case?

Karen
Vote: Thumbs up!

Nice design, nice price. Is there any sort of tab to close the opening or is it strictly a sleeve? Either way, thumbs up.

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Good question, Karen! The sleeve does have a Velcro closure.

amal
Vote: Thumbs down!

No

Alisa
Vote: Thumbs up!

Repurposed, Recycled, and Made in the USA - what's not to love? And it has a cool story! :)

baba

I like it. It is a softer, more polished approach than the neoprene cover I currently use.

Tracy
Vote: Thumbs up!

Would be a good gift for a man

Joanne
Vote: Thumbs up!

very creative

jimmy
Vote: Thumbs down!

hmmm not to thrilled about this one seen it every where already

joycedaffodil
Vote: Thumbs down!

No ipad so not the best to eval

CHARLOTTE
Vote: Thumbs up!

Love recycled products but I guess this isn't actually recycled but repurposed. Great idea though.

a.
Vote: Thumbs down!

boring

katherine
Vote: Thumbs up!

LIKE THIS

Peggy
Vote: Thumbs down!

looks like a hotpad

lynn
Vote: Thumbs down!

not sure of the material

Adrienne
Vote: Thumbs down!

Ugly and looks cheap

sally
Vote: Thumbs up!

interesting and innovated solution this one definetly gets my vote

Ruth
Vote: Thumbs down!

Just a plain "Thumbs Down"

Cindy
Vote: Thumbs down!

just dont like

britt
Vote: Thumbs up!

Looks better

Rachel
Vote: Thumbs up!

cute

NAncy Lee
Vote: Thumbs down!

I'm sorry but it reminds me of a homemade potholder

Sheri
Vote: Thumbs down!

Maybe if I saw it and could feel it - it's hard to imagine recycled plastic bottles as soft felt? I'd be afraid it would scratch the i-pad

Autumn
Vote: Thumbs down!

$35 is way too much just to put my ipad in it

Karen
Vote: Thumbs down!

looks cheaply made

Jenn
Vote: Thumbs down!

idk

Zakiyyah

im tired of the "i" series

Linda
Vote: Thumbs up!

a bit plain?

Olivia
Vote: Thumbs up!

price is a little high, but its good quality USA product

paula
Vote: Thumbs up!

Was always looking for ways to use the scraps of sailcloth

amanda
Vote: Thumbs down!

don't have one wouldn't use

Tammy
Vote: Thumbs down!

boring

Sue
Vote: Thumbs up!

Nice for those who like the design. Smart.

katherine
Vote: Thumbs up!

good idea

Julie
Vote: Thumbs down!

There is nothing about this item that I find attractive or appealing. Maybe if I were a sailor, this would be neat.

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