Are you looking for the best iPad Mini cover ever? Look no further. Here are some cool iPad Mini cases that are all eco-friendly and vegan.
In a couple recent posts, I presented unique iPad cases and sleeves made of wood, bamboo, recycled materials, and more. Some readers emailed and asked – “But what about iPad Mini cases?”
Did you really think I’d forget Mini Me? No way, José!
Here are some of the best iPad Mini covers ever.
If you’re looking a particular material, you can click the links below and jump to that section in this post. (Isn’t it time to ditch the leather, plastic, vinyl, and other undesirable covers?) Let’s go!
A wood iPad Mini case looks and feels great in your hands. The natural aesthetic strikes a perfect balance with the high tech accessory inside. Plus, a well-made wood case will protect your device while still being light weight and low profile.
Every Maderacraft case is one-of-a-kind and hand-carved. This unusual iPad Mini cover is made with black walnut wood. It’s a two-piece case, which makes it easy to take on and off your device.
Maderacraft’s bamboo iPad Mini cover has the look of blond maple wood, and it’s sleek and low profile. Like the wood cover, it’s a two-piece case. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant on the planet. Sustainable and eco-friendly, bamboo is a wonder material in that it can be used to create a huge array of durable products with a natural aesthetic.
Woodcase makes a wide variety of cool wood and bamboo phone cases, so I was happy to see their design for the iPad Mini. This cute case is handmade from sustainable bamboo and has a dandelion design etched into the outer shell.
Sustainable tech accessories company Reveal offers a couple of well-made bamboo iPad Mini cases: one has the look of a dark hardwood and the other a blond wood. The cover of the case folds out to make a stand. Reveal’s cases are all sleek and low profile.
In partnership with the nonprofit American Forests, Reveal plants a tree for every product they sell, making them a truly environmentally conscious company in product and practice.
Reveal lines its cases with a 100% vegan fabric that is made of recycled plastic bottles.
This case fits iPad Minis 1, 2, and 3.
Another cool iPad Mini case from Reveal, this folio is made with natural, sustainable cork. Like bamboo, cork is a superb material for eco-friendly products. When cork bark is harvested, it doesn’t hurt the tree. And cork forests are the natural habitat for many species, some of which are endangered. When we buy products made of sustainably-harvested cork, we help to ensure these important forests are preserved.
This eco-friendly case fits iPad Minis 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Branzuletka Bags creates a number of accessories from eco-friendly cork. They source their cork in Portugal, where the cork trees are protected by law. This iPad Mini sleeve is lined with cotton fabric and have a metal button enclosure. Branzuletka welcomes custom orders. Simply reach out to them via their store on Etsy.
The sleeve measures approximately 9″x 6.5″.
And now for something completely different… Yes, there are iPad Mini covers made with hemp!
I didn’t think I’d find one, but sure enough I did – an iPad Mini case made with hemp, brought to you by Cover-Up. Hemp is another superstar sustainable material because it’s easy to grow without the use of harmful pesticide and herbicides. The hemp fabric used in this case is blended with cotton, and the lining is faux leather.
(Technically the following cases are all “upcycled” because they’re made with materials that are still in their original form vs. being broken down and converted into a new material, which more closely defines recycled. But since “recycled” is a much more commonly used term – I’ll occasionally use the term recycled for upcycled…
I’m a huge fan of any artisan who is keeping tires and inner tubes out of the landfill and converting them into useful, cool-looking products. Used tires are an environmental scourge, but thankfully, they can be recycled and upcycled into a wide array of products, from carpeting to playground materials to shoes and bags.
Used rubber lends itself especially well to making bags and cases because it’s super durable and water-resistant. (Plus, it’s easy to clean!)
Blue Dragon Craft is another artisan that is doing their part to keep used tires out of the landfill. This clutch-style iPad Mini case, made with used inner tubes, is handmade and sewn. Even the tie that closes it is made with upcycled rubber.
Upcycling by Milo creates unique and colorful accessories from an array of upcycled materials. These iPad Mini cases are made with used advertising signage and candy wrappers. Be sure to visit Milo’s store on Etsy to see all of their cool upcycled accessories.
These cases measure 8.6″ x 6.2″ x 1″ thick, and will fit iPad Minis 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Disguise your Mini in one of these whimsical iPad Mini covers made with used book covers. Each cover is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Book Grrl Bindery is doing their part to keep old books out of the landfill.
And it gets better: They do custom orders. Have an old hard cover that you’ve read and re-read but can’t bring yourself to throw away? Contact Book Grrl Bindery in their Etsy store and ask them about creating a unique iPad Mini cover just for you.
Are you interested in other eco-friendly tech accessories? Check out these other posts on UniGuide: