Mara Brock Akil is a screenwriter, television producer, and dear friend of Clare’s. We’re huge fans of her shows Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, & Love Is. AND we’re especially fond of her website In the Land of Mara where she shares personal essays touching on her life experiences, what inspires her, and the simple things that bring her joy.

Together, we created a limited-edition, sustainably-crafted laptop sleeve that pays homage to both Mara’s writing roots and commitment to conscious consumerism.
“I am so proud of the laptop sleeve I created in collaboration with my long-time friend, Clare V. This sleeve protects my writing instrument— my laptop— which is very precious to me. Even more than that, I am excited about how the sleeve is composed of excess leather from Clare V’s purses. Both functional and stylish, I call it ‘beautifully efficient’ which is one of my life’s mottos. The laptop sleeve is another staple piece that will travel with me on my journey of living a creative life with a full heart!” - Mara Brock Akil