Made from old seat belts, vinyl billboards, even neglected tents, the materials are cleaned up (phew!), polished and individually handmade into bags and cases by First World Trash, courtesy of designer Janelle Malbrough, from her apartment in Queens, NY.
The bags are almost entirely created from recycled materials that are strong, tear-proof and water-resistant. The iPad sleeve I tried out was made from a cool pink exterior reminiscent of a reusable grocery bag, and had a sturdy velcro closure and soft padded interior. Trashy never looked so good. -Molly
Checkout the First World Trash shop for everything from iPad sleeves to makeup pouches.