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Covering up has never looked so good. Here’s our pick of the best cases and sleeves for your precious iPad. Kushn Kushn’s leather iPad sleeves are a fresh take on the bold style of contemporary Africa. Combining locally sourced leather in delicious shades with Ghanaian Kente cloth- this is a range with a designer edge. Their sleeves are slim and fashion forward and, best of all, they support community development. Check out their cute laptop cases, too. The Kushn iPad sleeve sells for R720. Purchase it here or visit the Kushn blog for a list of retail partners. Alternatively email them at . They will also customise your iPad cases to size.   Dark Horse Another home-grown favourite, Cape Town-based Dark Horse’s iPad sleeves come in a range of feel good, locally sourced leathers and linings. The look is simple and stylish yet elegant. The Dark Horse iPad sleeve sells for R420 and can be ordered through their website. For more information call them on 021-423-8149.   Ordning&Reda Swedish company Ordning&Reda’s iPad cases have a distinctly Scandi feel which sees pure functionality meet streamlined aesthetics. Their range comes in a series of colours that pop and co-ordinate with the rest of their collection for ease of use. Our personal fave is the Bibbi in candy pink. Ordning&Reda’s iPad sleeves sell for R599. Visit their Sandton City store or their website to see the full range of products.   Built New York-based Built have a full range of form-fitting covers and cases for iPads. Inspired by the city in which they were conceptualised, their designs are fun and colourful and are made from neoprene to give your precious cargo a bit more cushioning. Built iPad sleeves retail for R299 and are available through Incredible Connection.  For a list of their other stockists visit the Built website.   Papernomad We particularly love the Papernomad iPad cases for their novel and free approach to design – so novel in fact that they recently won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.  Made from a paper composite that is biodegradable, water- and tear-resistant their products are all organic. ‘As unique as you’, the Papernomad iPad sleeve is a blank canvas on which you can scribble, write, draw and generally leave your mark. Papernomad iPad sleeves retail for R575 and are available locally through Emile et Son in Parkhurst. Call them on 082-557-0150 or 083-308-7188   Text: Mila Crewe-Brown An interior design graduate and writer with an insatiable passion for design, decor and travel, Mila Crewe-Brown cut her teeth working at Condénast House & Garden magazine before embarking on a year and a half journey across three continents. Now back and freelancing in Johannesburg she dedicates her time to writing copy for various interior and lifestyle publications. Visit her blog idreamofdesign.