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

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Sustainable, Natural, and Recycled Laptop 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. Still others are made from new, sustainable materials, such as like Piñatex “pineapple leather,” a sustainable material developed by entrepreneur Carmen Hijosa, which is made from pineapple fibers. And then there are others made from hemp and real leaves from a Tung Tree.

Innovative New Materials and New Uses for 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 and sleeves made with natural materials and those made with recycled or upcycled materials. You can click the links below to get to each section, but I recommend scrolling through and viewing them all because they’re all so cool!

Laptop Sleeves Made with Natural Fibers
Recycled and Upcycled Laptop Cases and Sleeves

 

Laptop Sleeves Made with Natural Fibers

1. Seagrass Leaf Laptop Case

Seagrass Laptop CaseThis handmade laptop case is woven with natural seagrass. It has foam padding inside to protect your computer and a zip closure. It’s also water resistant. This natural laptop case will fit a 13” computer.

Making a Seagrass Laptop CasePrice: ~$39.37

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

Sustainable, Vegan Laptop Sleeve Made with Leaves

By 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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3. Cork Laptop Sleeve by Copala

Eco-Friendly Natural Cork Laptop Case with Colored Flecks

This 100% cork computer case is sleek and low-profile, with colorful flecks to accent in the natural cork. It measures 14.2″ x 9.8” x 1.2” and will fit 13″-14″ notebook computers, such as a MacBook Pro or Air.

Price: ~$56.85

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4. Sustainable 15″ MacBook Sleeve in Cork by Copala

Sustainable Laptop Sleeve by Copola in Cork Leather

Another sleek design by Copala, this sustainable cork laptop sleeve will fit a 15-16″ Mac or similarly sized notebook.

Price: ~$57.32

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5. Sustainable Laptop Sleeve in Piñatex by Maniwala

Pinatex Pineapple Leather Laptop Sleeve by Maniwala

A member of 1% for the Planet (which means they donate 1% of sales revenue to environmental nonprofits), Maniwala is a 100% sustainable and vegan design studio based in the U.S. They create a range of high-quality faux leather accessories out of eco-friendly Piñatex pineapple leather and hemp. You can see even more of their designs in my post “14 Cool Shoes and Accessories Made from Piñatex Pineapple Leather.”

Price: $120.00

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6. 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 Natual 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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7. Hemp Laptop Sleeve

Hemp Laptop SleeveThis all-natural laptop sleeve is made with 100% hemp. It has a zipper closure and you can request an additional side compartment that also has a zipper closure. Available colors include brown, green, and cyan blue-green.

This case will fit a 15-17″ computer.

Price: ~$22.36

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8. Jute and Hemp Laptop Sleeve by Hey Jute

Eco-Friendly Jute Laptop Sleeve

Another 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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Recycled and Upcycled Laptop Cases and Sleeves

9. 100% Recycled Materials Laptop Sleeve

Recycled Materials Laptop SleeveThis 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 15Eco 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. Eco Laptop Sleeve in Neogreene by GreenSmart

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.

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 Recycling

A 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, Amsterdam

Price: $56.74 – $67.16

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17. Neutra Atelier Upcycled Tire Laptop Cases

Neutra Atelier Reclaimed Tires Laptop Case

Neutra Atelier creates urban chic laptop cases and other accessories with reclaimed tires. Recycled tire rubber is the perfect material for a laptop case because it’s practically waterproof (depending on where the seams and opening are) and it has built-in shock absorption. Used tires are challenging to dispose of in a non-toxic way, so keeping them in circulation by using them in other products is far more preferable to sending them to landfill.

Price: ~$104.00

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18. Upcycled Candy Wrapper Laptop Case by Upcycling by Milo

Upcycled Candy Wrapper Laptop Case by Upcycling by MiloUsed candy wrappers never looked so good.

Upcycling by Milo’s founder, Naveh, was inspired by the craft work of artisans he met while travelling in Indonesia. But he was troubled by the amount of trash he saw and how it was impacting the natural environment. This was the inspiration behind Upcycling by Milo.

In addition to this colorful laptop case made with used candy wrappers (the silver on the case is the inside of the wrappers), the company makes a wide variety of fun, one-of-a-kind accessories. Be sure to visit their Etsy store to see more.

Price: $85.00

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19. 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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20. Laptop Case Made with Upcycled Saris by the Kantha Project

Laptop Case Made with Upcycled Saris by the Kantha Project

Laptop Case Made with Upcycled Saris by the Kantha Project - Inside View

Kantha 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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21. 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. Be sure to visit their Etsy store to see more of their colorful creations.