DODOcase, makers of the original bookbound iPad case, have announced that they’ve teamed up with charity: water to create a special-edition iPad case design available now. $40 from each charity: water DODOcase will go to support the leading non-profits staff and operations, helping ensure that charity: water can continue to use 100% of public donations to directly fund water projects.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Right now 800 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, which contributes to more deaths every year than all forms of violence combined. charity: water aims to change this, and DODOcase supports these efforts with this collaborative case.
“Great design is imperative to our work,” says Viktoria Harrison, Creative Director of charity: water. “We’ve admired the DODOcase brand for a while, so we’re really excited to work with them to bring awareness to the water issue.”
The charity: water DODOcase offers the original award-winning design in the classic DODOcase style, with special customizations made to highlight the organization’s cause. The exterior combines a black cloth body with charity: waters signature yellow on the spine and a foil stamped logo featuring the iconic Jerry can. The interior, made of the same yellow cloth found on the spine, includes the phrase water changes everything foil stamped within the bamboo tray and beneath where the iPad sits, serving as a hidden but poignant reminder.
“Working with charity: water to create this special-edition DODOcase not only gave us another opportunity to continue our preservation of bookbinding, but it allows us to help support a great cause,” says Craig Dalton, co founder and President of DODOcase. “In our day to day operations we actively support building local, and with collaborations such as this, we can also have an impact on larger global issues that are sometimes easy to take for granted, such as access to clean water.”
Made from bookbinding cloth and constructed using traditional bookbinding techniques, the cover of the charity: water DODOcase for the iPad3/iPad2 is designed to fold back to be used as a stand for typing or watching videos. Offering a core bamboo four-piece tray design, the DODOcase perfectly matches the curvature of your iPad while providing access to all buttons and ports. The charity: water DODOcase is available for $94.95 and can be purchased now at:
The DODOcase philosophy is simple, manufacture things locally and help keep the art of bookbinding alive, and off the extinction list where the namesake Dodo bird resides, by adapting it to a world of e-readers and tablets. DODOcase quickly rose to popularity following their launch alongside the iPad in April 2010. Overwhelming consumer response led to notable critical acclaim and the eventual expansion of their San Francisco operation to include an in house Bookbindery and woodshop. Hand crafted in San Francisco using traditional bookbinding techniques, DODOcase have steadily expanded their product portfolio to include a case for the Kindle 3, Kindle Fire, a collaboration with local San Francisco artist Rex Ray, as well as Jenny Beorkrem of Ork Posters notoriety, and Curtis Kulig, noted NY artist. DODOcase also has an ongoing collaboration in partnership with J.Crew.
Most recently DODOcase announced their original, award-winning design is now available for Apple’s newest iPad and available in the classic DODOcase style, with a choice of four color-linings, as well as two entirely new collections both inspired by the California landscape that DODOcase calls home. DODOcase also makes the BOOKback which offers a familiar, book-like skin for the iPhone4 or iPad2 and 3, the latter of which is compatible with the Apple SmartCase. Follow on twitter @DODOsays, or on Facebook, and for more information visit:
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Right now, 800 million people on the planet dont have access clean and safe drinking water. Thats one in nine of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies arent strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. Just $20 can give one person access to clean water. Learn more at: