So you need a laptop case that's water-resistant, but still light and breathable? Flexible, but still super protective and durable? You could spend the rest of your waking hours inventing a wonder material that can wrap around your laptop and do it all for you. Or you could just borrow from another industry and make sleeves out of light, water-resistant, flexible and durable billboard banners, like one Etsy seller did. Plus, Etsy sellers have got tons more upcycled cases for your gear that make the best use of found objects and materials.
Buying an upcycled sleeve not only means you're getting a cool, vintagey case for your phone, camera or iPad, it also means that your case has already proven it can stand the test of time.
Check out our favorite upcycled cases and sleeves from Etsy. And if you're new to this handmade private-seller website thing, be sure to check out our Behind the Blog feature on Etsy.