Driving in Cape Town one day, Wendren Setzer found herself next to a truck carrying a load of dry cement bags. The designs printed on the paper looked cool, she thought—so cool that she wanted to try making accessories out of the paper. After a lot of experimentation, she succeeded—brilliantly. She and her all-female crew fuse it to cotton fabric, stitch it, give it a water-resistant coating, and voila: an elegantly protective tablet sleeve.
Wendren collaborated with Amanda du Plessis, a well-known Johannesburg designer, on the stunning pattern. Based on Thomas C. Blagrave's mid-1800s photographs of South African ferns, it evokes nostalgia and dreams. Beautiful, useful, original, sustainable, ethically made—there's not a single one of our favorite boxes that Wendren's sleeves don't check. Handmade in Cape Town, South Africa.