In an age when we are consuming massive amounts of plastic, paper, and other materials, it is great to see a company finding a way to make something old into something new. Station Supply Company started by making iPhone skins out of fire hoses. Today, the accessory maker offers three different lines of covers for both iPhones and iPads. The most recent is the Life Raft collection repurposed from rubber emergency boats from a now-defunct airline.
It wasn’t that long ago that the largest international airline was still in business. Pan America World Airways, or Pan Am, survived from the late 1920s all the way through the end of 1991. While the airline has gone belly-up, the iconic brand lives on as a line of “lifestyle travel goods.” In fact, Pan Am recently teamed up with DODO to create an iPad case with the iconic logo called the “Pilot Log.”
Station Supply’s skins do not sport the blue-and-white traditional Pan Am flight bag look. Instead, they look like a typical bright yellow life raft, complete with text from the flotation device.
Skins are available for the iPad 3 and the second and third-generation iPad, plus the iPad mini. Text covers are a little pricier than plain raft skins at around $45 for an iPad mini skin and $50 for a full sized iPad skin. Pick one up today and feel good about keeping a few more scraps of junk out of our nations landfills.
[Via: Cult of Mac]