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Griffin Technology Teams Up with Harris Tweed to Launch a New Range of Cases for iPhone 5/5s
Nashville, Tenn. – October 8, 2013 – Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, is rolling out the latest release in its line of iPhone 5s cases. Partnering with Harris Tweed of Scotland, Griffin introduces two new case designs: the Harris Tweed Wallet for iPhone 5/5s and the Harris Tweed Case for iPhone 5/5s.
Nothing else looks or feels like Harris Tweed. The luxury woolen fabric comes from only one place in the world: the islands of the Outer Hebrides off the coast of Scotland, where, for over a century, it has been spun, dyed and hand woven by resident weavers in their homes. Harris Tweed has been embraced around the globe for decades, from royalty, to Hollywood icons, to the finest designers of couture, securing its status as a true and timeless classic textile made by local artisans in one of the most remote places in the world.
"We’re excited about teaming up with Harris Tweed for this special collection," says Keavy Murphree, Product Line Manager at Griffin Technology. "Harris Tweed remains truly of its time, rising above fad and fashion to give those who seek a luxury case longevity, value, style and timelessness. It’s been exciting to watch a traditional material applied to high tech products with beautiful results."
Protect the iPhone in style this season with the Harris Tweed Wallet for iPhone 5/5s. Its Harris Tweed outer panels, bound with soft leather, frame the iPhone within a lining of smooth nylon, designed to guard against smudges and scratches. The bi-fold wallet opens like a notebook, its inside cover revealing card slots and a cash pocket to keep cards, IDs and receipts safe. This handsome wallet comes in two colors – brown or black herringbone – and will be available in November for $59.99 from store.griffintechnology.com/harris-tweed-wallet-for-iphone-5-5s.
Griffin's second offering for the season features genuine Harris Tweed bonded to a protective hard inner shell. The resulting low profile case protects the iPhone against impact, with a classic Harris Tweed look and feel that never goes out of style. Available in black or brown herringbone, the Harris Tweed Case for iPhone 5/5s is available for $39.99 at store.griffintechnology.com/harris-tweed-case-for-iphone-5-5s.
About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter, @griffintech.
About Harris Tweed
Woven on treadle powered looms, Harris Tweed is crafted by hand without the aid of automation or electricity. Weaver’s skills take months to learn and years to master and every step of the Harris Tweed process is in the hands of skilled islanders, from dying to delivery.
The fabric is literally dyed in the wool, with separate pigments of wool carefully blended to special 'recipes' before being spun. Just one single yarn can contain several different colours in order to obtain the perfect tone or hue, each reflecting some aspect of the natural surroundings – heathers, mosses, lochs, mountains and sky.
Leading designers, fashion houses and artists have all embraced Harris Tweed over the years, season after season. Not just restricted to catwalks and couture, the versatile fabric is also used in bespoke interiors from household soft furnishings to five star hotels as well as a growing range of accessories.