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Just over a month ago, I received a couple of items from Arture to borrow and try out. If you missed my first post all about Arture and what they do, you can find it here. As I mentioned in my first post, I wasn’t going to use the passport cover, as I don’t have a passport, but I have been using the gadget sleeve.
How I’ve been using it
I’ve been using the gadget sleeve a few days a week since it arrived. I was surprised at how much I could fit into it! So what have I been carrying around? My iPad mini, wireless keyboard, stylus, headphones, bullet journal, a couple of pens, a small zipped pouch with my keys and debit card and once I even managed to fit Andy’s iPad in there as well! I was definitely impressed with how much I could carry around.
Recently I used it as an oversized clutch bag for an evening out and I thought it looked pretty good with my new dress! It definitely dressed up my outfit and being black I think it’d pretty much go with any outfit. I’ve also been caught in the rain carrying the gadget sleeve and everything inside has been fine. Cork is naturally waterproof!
Wear and tear?
You’ll know that this gadget sleeve is made of naturally dyed cork leather and lined with black cotton. I had no expectations of how this sleeve would wear as I’ve never had anything made of cork before. Considering it’s been thrown into a tote bag and been taken out of the house a lot, I’m impressed. The bottom corners have a slight bit of wear to them, but it’s no different than if this was made from leather. I think that over time this would wear in a similar way to leather. I think that the texture of the cork has become more apparent the more I’ve been using it too.
The price of this gadget sleeve from Arture is £39, which I think is reasonable. Taking into consideration the quality of the materials and the workmanship, how well it has worn and how spacious it is (not to mention versatile), this is definitely an affordable but luxury product that would last for years. Cork is also naturally waterproof and anti-fungal which adds to its longevity. Personally, I would absolutely buy accessories from Arture in the future; I love their brand and being ethical and sustainable is the icing on the cake for me.
What do you think? Which Arture product is your favourite?
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