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Old 03-10-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy Vegan Kindle covers?

I need a cover for my Kindle 2. It's not an option because I'm a klutz. The problem I'm having is that all of the ones I like are leather-based and I'm a vegan.

Before anyone bothers explaining why they use leather ("It's supposed to simulate the books of yore...") or tries to asking something like "You don't have to eat the cover, what's the problem?" let me just cut you off there and tell you that I understand why they're made of leather and I'm not going to argue the semantics of vegan vs. non-vegan.

I just want something non-leather to protect my Kindle. Thus far I'm leaning towards the JAVOedge tweed cover because they specifically say it is non-leather but ultimately I'd like to find something closer to the OCTO vintage or the Oderon covers.

Most of the non-leather cases, however are more like the Padagonia and that's not what I'm looking for. Anyone have any suggestions for cases that might not be on Amazon? Something off-the-beaten-path?
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:06 PM   #2
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Might be worth checking the M-Edge site.
http://www.medgestore.com/products/kindle2/

Their Prodigy and Platform jackets have 'synthetic leather' variants.

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Have you tried Etsy? Tons of sellers there make sleeves for Kindles.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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I need a cover for my Kindle 2. It's not an option because I'm a klutz. The problem I'm having is that all of the ones I like are leather-based and I'm a vegan.
Have you tried asking the Oberon Design people?
They might be able to accomodate you (and others of a similar inclination).

Sounds like a business opportunity to me...
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:55 PM   #5
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Oberon's whole business model is based around leather and leather products so I dont think they are an option. They also dont do custom design work.
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I need a cover for my Kindle 2. It's not an option because I'm a klutz. The problem I'm having is that all of the ones I like are leather-based and I'm a vegan.

Before anyone bothers explaining why they use leather ("It's supposed to simulate the books of yore...") or tries to asking something like "You don't have to eat the cover, what's the problem?" let me just cut you off there and tell you that I understand why they're made of leather and I'm not going to argue the semantics of vegan vs. non-vegan.

I just want something non-leather to protect my Kindle. Thus far I'm leaning towards the JAVOedge tweed cover because they specifically say it is non-leather but ultimately I'd like to find something closer to the OCTO vintage or the Oderon covers.

Most of the non-leather cases, however are more like the Padagonia and that's not what I'm looking for. Anyone have any suggestions for cases that might not be on Amazon? Something off-the-beaten-path?
I second M-EDGE. I really like their "leisure" designs which are synthetic. As a Muslim, I try to avoid leather because of the chance that it could come from pigs, so I understand your difficulty. BTW, is your avatar from Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, by any chance?
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggests all. The M-Edge look like the best bet so far.

And yes, luqmaninbmore, that's exactly what it's from. Kudos.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:45 PM   #8
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Boxwave.com has a "Fiber Elite" cover that looks like the leather cases but is made from some form of fiber. They also have neoprene cases that zip up and have a pocket for cables, earphones, etc. This is what I have and love it cause I like my Kindle naked when I read.

I have always received great customer service with Boxwave.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:26 PM   #9
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M-Edge also offers synthetic leather covers. I had one with my K1 and it was fine.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:55 PM   #10
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I want you all to know, I respect the real issues raised by this thread.

However, being not ashamed of the way nature created me, I am and continue to be an unreconstructed omnivore - and every time I read the title of this thread I can't help but wonder... Just how do you all determine *which* vegans get sacrificed to become Kindle covers???

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:46 PM   #11
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M-Edge also offers synthetic leather covers. I had one with my K1 and it was fine.
I had one too, and they are quite adept.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:55 AM   #12
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I need a cover for my Kindle 2. It's not an option because I'm a klutz. The problem I'm having is that all of the ones I like are leather-based and I'm a vegan.
I'm a vegetarian and have purchased the Octovo Sleeve for both my K2 and DX and love them both - light, thin and protective. And no animals had to be sacrificed. Highly recommended.
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I want you all to know, I respect the real issues raised by this thread.

However, being not ashamed of the way nature created me, I am and continue to be an unreconstructed omnivore - and every time I read the title of this thread I can't help but wonder... Just how do you all determine *which* vegans get sacrificed to become Kindle covers???

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Why oh why does every vegan/vegetarian thread on the internet just have to have somebody post "I'm an omnivore" or "I love meat". Do people feel so threatened by the mere fact that some people won't eat meat? Nobody here or in most places is trying to get these people to change their diets. The comment is completely unwelcome. Flame away.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:59 PM   #14
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Why oh why does every vegan/vegetarian thread on the internet just have to have somebody post "I'm an omnivore" or "I love meat". Do people feel so threatened by the mere fact that some people won't eat meat? Nobody here or in most places is trying to get these people to change their diets. The comment is completely unwelcome. Flame away.
Actually, what drove me to post was the completely incongruous image that flashed through my mind upon reading the thread title. Threatened? Hardly. I figure the more vegans and vegetarians avoid meat the more meat left for me to eat - IOW, thanks for eliminating yourselves from the competition for my meals!

No, I fully accept that some people prefer eating veggies, fruit and other carbs. (In truth, I must explain that it was the egregious consumption of non-meats/non-fats that got me to my over 630 pound maximum weight and that by switching to a high-protein/low-carb diet has - without a smidgen of exercise - enabled me to lose nearly 80 pounds of that and the weight loss continues. But that is probably more due to my insistence upon avoiding *ALL* corn and corn by-products. Still, I cannot deny that for a large percentage of the population, a vegan/vegetarian diet works well.)

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Old 03-31-2010, 08:26 AM   #15
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Hi, I was given a vegan Kindle from Patagonia as a present and I love it! You can find it here on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Patagonia-Kind.../dp/B001GVIUMW

Or I'm sure you can find it on patagonia's site too, thanks!
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