19 Recycled, Eco-Friendly & Vegan Laptop Cases & Sleeves

Eco-friendly laptop cases and sleeves

The variety of eco-friendly laptop cases and sleeves you’ll see in this post will make it hard to choose. It’s fun, and very reassuring, to see more product designers developing accessories like laptop sleeves that are made from natural, recycled, and 100% vegan materials.

Some of these laptop cases are made with 100% recycled materials, including PET plastic bottles. And others are made with upcycled materials, such as reclaimed saris, life preservers, and wetsuits. And then there are others made from hemp and real leaves from a Tung Tree.

Innovative New Materials and Revitalized Old Materials

Too often the materials used in computer sleeves are not Earth- or animal-friendly. For example, materials like leather and traditional neoprene use a number of harmful chemicals in their production that aren’t good for workers or the planet. And it’s draconian in this day and age to be making any kind of accessory out of animal skin when we have so many other beautiful, cruelty-free materials to choose from.

I divided this post into two sections: laptop cases made with natural materials and those made with recycled or upcycled materials.

Laptop Sleeves and Cases Made with Natural Fibers

1. Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Laptop Sleeve Made from Leaves

Sustainable, Vegan Laptop Sleeve Made with LeavesBy Copala is a sustainable products designer that creates accessories from natural materials, including cork and leaves, as well as upcycled paper. Every product maintains the look of its original material, while being functional and well-made.

This laptop sleeve made from leaves is in a class all its own. The leaves in this case come from the Tung Tree, which is found in southern China, Burma, and Vietnam. The leaves are a sustainable material – when they’re harvested, it doesn’t harm the tree. The juxtaposition of a leaf protecting a sophisticated piece of technology somehow gives me a ray of hope that we can advance as a civilization, while still protecting our natural world – it’s just a matter of our values, integrity, and ingenuity.

To make this laptop case, the leaves are treated with a wax coating, making the sleeve water repellent. This eco-friendly laptop case will fit a 13”-14” laptop.

Price: $48.18 – $57.88

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2. By Copala Cork Laptop Sleeves

Eco-Friendly Natural Cork Laptop Case with Colored FlecksBy Copala’s cork computer cases are sleek and low-profile, with colorful flecks to accent in the natural cork. They come in a few different styles and fit a variety of notebook computers.

Sustainable Laptop Sleeve by Copola in Cork LeatherPrice: ~$57.99 – $62.00

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3. My Monke Hemp Laptop Case

Hemp Laptop Case
Sustainable hemp laptop bag.

My Monke creates what they describe as “conscious vegan accessories. They are all about conscious fashion that lets you look good while doing good. Their sustainable hemp laptop bags come in a few different styles and color combos.

4. Laptop Case Made with Hemp and Wild Nettle Fibers

Laptop Case Made with Hemp and Wild Nettle FibersThis au naturel laptop case is super popular with UniGuide visitors! It’s made with organic hemp and wild nettle fibers. Himal Natural Fibers avoids using dyes and harmful chemicals in many of their creations.

This laptop case was handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal by workers in ethical working conditions. It will fit 13″ and 15″ computers.

Price: $36.23

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5. Jute and Hemp Laptop Sleeve by Hey Jute

Eco-Friendly Jute Laptop SleeveAnother eco-friendly laptop sleeve made with natural fibers, this design by Hey Jute is made with jute fabric, hemp, and recycled terry cloth fabric. Visit Hey Jute’s Etsy store to see more of their eco-conscious, natural fiber accessories.

This eco-friendly sleeve will fit a 15-17″ laptop.

Price: ~$34.62

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Laptop Cases and Sleeves Made with Recycled and Upcycled Materials

6. My Monke Recycled Kraft Paper Vegan Laptop Cases

Recycled kraft paper vegan laptop case
Recycled raft paper vegan laptop case.
These exquisite laptop cases by My Monkeare made with 100% vegan recycled kraft paper. My Monke creates a variety of unique sustainable vegan accessories.

7. My Crupon Sustainable Laptop Sleeves

My Crupon Sustainable Cases and Sleeves
Sustainable cases made with washable paper and felt made from recycled plastic bottles.

My Crupon creates their sleek, minimalists cases with washable paper and Italian felt that’s made from recycled plastic bottles. Plus, their materials are OEKO-TEX® and FSC® certified. (They do make some accessories with leathers, so if you’re vegan, double check their products details.)

Different styles and available in bone, tan, and black.

Price: ~$46.40

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8. Bright Vegan Goods Recycled Industrial Felt Cases

Recycled Industrial Felt Laptop Case
Recycled Industrial Felt Laptop Case.

Bright Vegan Goods hand makes these unique, sturdy tablet and laptop cases out of recycled industrial felt. These cases are 100% vegan and they come with an extra pocket for your accessories.

And just a reminder, when you buy from Etsy vendors, Etsy offsets all CO2 emissions from shipping, regardless of where items ship from.

Price: ~$28.64 – $31.94

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9. 100% Recycled Materials Laptop Sleeve

Laptop case made with 100% recycled material
Laptop case made with 100% recycled materials.

This sleek design by Top Case is made from 100% recycled materials. Super slim and lightweight, it will fit easily into your messenger bag of carry-on. It measures 12 x 9 x 0.1″. Available colors include black, gray, tan, and brown and tan comb.

Price: ~$9.99

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10. 100% Recycled Plastics and Other Materials Laptop Case

100% Recycled Materials Laptop CaseAnother style by Top Case, this eco-friendly laptop case is also made with 100% recycled materials. The inside has a divider for your laptop and other important items and it has an elastic closure, making it easy to open and clothes. Available in two sizes: 11″ or 12″. In addition, there are three different color combinations.

Price: ~$14.99

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11. Eco Alf Recycled Nylon Laptop Sleeves

Eco Alf Recycled Nylon 15" MacBook Pro SleeveEco Alf makes these Earth-friendly laptop sleeves with 100% recycled nylon. And the lining is made with 100% recycled PET plastic bottles. Available colors: blue, black, dark gray, and light gray. A few different sizes are available to fit your specific laptop or tablet.

Price: ~$27.64 – $34.64

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12. GreenSmart Eco-Friendly Neoprene Laptop Sleeve

Red Eco Laptop Sleeve in Neogreene by GreenSmartGreenSmart has an answer to traditional Neoprene, which is not an Earth-friendly material. The production of traditional Neoprene can include phthalates, chlorine, and volatile organic compounds (short for VOCs, which are carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate into the atmosphere.) GreenSmart’s “Neogreene” is considered non-toxic because it doesn’t use these harmful chemicals in its production.

The material in GreenSmart’s laptop sleeves are made with water-based adhesives instead chemical-heavy, solvent-based adhesives. And the fuzzy interior liner is made with 100% recycled plastic bottles. GreenSmart offers a few different colors and sizes.

You can see more eco-friendly sleeves in my post on eco-friendly iPad cases.

Prices: $27.95 – $44.95

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13. Eco Laptop Sleeve in Neogreene by GreenSmart

Eco-Friendly and Vegan Blue Laptop Sleeve by GreenSmartHere’s another eco-friendly laptop sleeve by GreenSmart. This sleeve will fit a 13″ or 15″ MacBook. It also comes in black.

Price: ~$19.00

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14. Recycled Plastic Laptop Sleeve by A Bag Recycling and Upcycling

Recycled Plastic Bag Laptop Sleeve by A Bag RecyclingA Bag Recycling and Upcycling repurposes materials, such as used plastic bags and coffee packs, and turns them into one-of-a-kind quilted laptop sleeves and other accessories. The bags are colorful, water-resistant, and durable. The company will do custom orders too, so reach out to them on their Etsy store and get the perfect recycled case for your laptop.

Prices: ~$32.92 – $57.00

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15. Recycled Plastic Bag Laptop Case

Recycled Plastic Bag Laptop CaseMade with upcycled plastic coffee bags, this eco laptop case will fit at 1o-11″ laptop. It has a recycled plastic fleece lining.

Prices: ~$51.34

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16. Unbegun Upcycled Laptop Sleeves

Upcycled Vinyl Laptop Sleeve Unbegun makes a variety of laptop sleeves and other accessories with reclaimed materials, including vinyl stall covers from outdoor markets in Amsterdam. Unbegun’s colorful cases come in a variety of colors. They’ll fit a 13″ or 15″ MacBook or similarly sized laptop.

Outdoor Market, AmsterdamPrice: $56.74 – $67.16

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17. Laptop Sleeve Made with Upcycled Life Vests by Makers Unite

A socially conscious company, Makers Unite helps refugees enter the job market in their new homes. Based in The Netherlands, the company pairs local designers and refugees to create sustainable products. They then direct the money from product sales to help fund social inclusion programs.

This unique laptop case is made from life vests.

Measures 14.6″ x 11″

Price: $57.19

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18. Laptop Case Made with Upcycled Saris by the Kantha Project

Laptop Case Made with Upcycled Saris by the Kantha ProjectLaptop Case Made with Upcycled Saris by the Kantha Project - Inside ViewKantha is a quilting technique that originated in Bangladesh and eastern India. Artisans repurpose used saris into beautiful, colorful quilts. So, the materials in this lovely laptop sleeve were twice upcycled: first from saris and then from quilts. Purchasing kantha products helps to support craftspeople living in rural communities.

The Kantha Project’s laptop sleeves are Fair Trade and one-of-a-kind. This sleeve comes in two sizes: 12.6″ x 8.9″ and 11.5″ x 4.3″.

Price: $19.85 – $20.65

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19. Eco-Friendly Upcycled Banners Laptop Case

Upcycled Banners Eco Laptop CaseThis colorful laptop case is made from upcycled vinyl advertising banners. Afri Eco Designs imports eco-friendly accessories from Africa.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Great one-stop list of planet-friendly laptop sleeves. Thank you for thoughtfully pulling this information together. My interest was especially peaked when you highlighted Etsy off-sets the CO2 emissions tied to shipping. I purchased the option from BRIGHTveganGOODS. Excited to receive it!

    • Thanks for the feedback, Sienna. And I agree about Etsy – the fact that they do that speaks volumes about the kind of company they are. I should probably mention that more often to my visitors. I really wish Amazon would do that too (and many other companies…). It would change the world for the better. Enjoy your case!

  2. Thank you for such a useful guide! I’ve been wanting to purchase another sleeve for my computer, but I wanted to avoid the usual chemical-laced laptop sleeve fabrics. Being more eco-conscious is something I always take into consideration. I also appreciate the range in pricing, so important!

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