Announcement Snug Essentials unites Bulgarian grannies gone cool who make amazing eco-friendly hand-knit laptop, tablet and e-reader cases with unique designs.They are made with the mastery of a centuries’ old Bulgarian knitting tradition combined with modern inspiration to bring warmth and happiness into your life and the lives of these economically disadvantaged Bulgarian women.
Snug Essentials unites Bulgarian grannies gone cool who make amazing eco-friendly hand-knit laptop, tablet and e-reader cases with unique designs.They are made with the mastery of a centuries’ old Bulgarian knitting tradition combined with modern inspiration to bring warmth and happiness into your life and the lives of these economically disadvantaged Bulgarian women.
Joël J Séguin on Mar 15, 2014
Super cute, loved it. Thank you!
Syrka van Kuppenveld on Mar 12, 2014
At first I was a bit anxious, as you have to completely trust a complete stranger whom you've never met or even seen. But our correspondence was very nice. She kept me updated on when the sleeve would be sent and when I could expect it. The sleeve itself is exactly as I had pictured it in my mind, and I've received a lot of compliments about it already!
Michele S on Oct 17, 2013
My new laptop sweater is adorable. It's beautifully made and I've already received many compliments on it after using it for only two days. I love the braided design and the fabric is soft and stretches perfectly to cozily hug my laptop. I'm so happy I bought it!
Hand-knit, socially responsible sleeves for your electronics
Snug Essentials is a social entrepreneurship project that we started to popularize Bulgarian hand knit products, help Bulgarian women and help preserve a tradition by making awesome, hand-knit, eco-friendly products. We are three Bulgarian girls, and one Swiss guy.
Our mission is simple: to promote responsible consumption by selling awesome and socially responsible products that are eco-friendly.
In Bulgaria, knitting has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Traditionally, it was a social pastime for women – they got together to knit and exchange pattern ideas and chat. We are so used to the fact that almost every granny in Bulgaria can knit, that we didn’t realize its true value until the Swiss guy pointed it out after seeing the beautiful sweaters and socks made by one of our grandmas. This is how the idea was born.
There is a large economic gap in Bulgaria, many older women and grandmothers struggle to live off of the little money they make or receive from their pensions. We wanted to share this Bulgarian tradition with the world and help these skilled women make a better living from it. Snug Essentials promotes responsible consumption by bringing you an awesome product that is eco-friendly, and brings great karma into the world.
We hope our products will bring happiness and warmth into your lives.
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Miglena is the absolute master of knitting and crocheting. She lives in a small house in Ustina village. Miglena is a cheerful lady with cheeky sense of humor, always ready to give a wise advice or share her experience.
Granny Pavlina is a retired elementary school principal. Her greatest passion is crocheting—in her own words “the biggest punishment for me, would be if someone took away my needles”. She is amazing at developing her own designs and patterns!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit card; simply click next to the PayPal and credit card symbols during checkout. You will be given the option to pay by credit card without a Paypal account.
- around 1 to 2 weeks for Europe
- 1 to 4 weeks for USA
- around 2 to 4 weeks everywhere else
We can also ship with registered mail with a tracking number but according to our experience it tends to be slower. Let us know if you prefer this shipping option when placing your order.
If you make a custom order, we can ship it within 2-7 business days.
If you purchase several items, we could also ship by express courier within EU. Please contact us for the price.