The world of technology bag design needs a hug. Walk into an Apple store and you are surrounded by amazing design. The company puts the highest emphasis on white space and fonts and materials. Then you see the bag selection and it all goes to shit. I recently discovered the Portland-based label The Good Flock and quickly ordered their Pendleton Native American print wool iPad case – one of the best I have seen. I own a black Apple case for the iPad that converts into a stand (which is admittedly very handy), but the material is a little too neoprene-like for my tastes. Neoprene is like that terrible synthetic blanket you get at a cheap motel. Just the thought makes me shudder.
The Good Flock offers a series of different cases for everything from a Blackberry to a laptop in a series of Pendleton wool options. Everything is made in the United States and sold at good prices. The only thing I would change is maybe the button on the laptop series. That looks a little too “sewing circle” for me. All in all, nice looking bags, good prices and American made. Well played all the way. [The Good Flock]
Comments on “Wooly Goodness from The Good Flock”
finally. a good case. these are awesome.
Aw cripes. I have to chuck my neoprene case.
These are awesome. Made here?
These are great, I’m loving the army green color.
Michael, have you seen Saddleback Leather’s products?
I’m so glad Pendleton is coming back into vogue. I’ve always loved this company and it is great to see people appreciating it once again.
Im still sticking with my inCase case for now. Being able to convert it into a stand (at multiple angles) is important to me.
It doesnt look terrible either, its got this band thst gives it a moleskine vibe.
Still, would love a nice one like those above.
Props to Pendleton for bringing back vibrant wool prints. Although I question weather wool static will scramble the circuits of handheld devices….it’s probably worth the risk.
The DODOcase is also worth a look – handmade in SF (out of bamboo, no less), and bound like a book.
Your next assignment, in upgrading Apple aesthetics, is to get rid of the locker room smell of the Apple Stores, created by having hundreds of young guys running around all day in windowless, unventilated stores.
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