Leather & Faux Leather Slipcovers
Every year Lord Dodo procures a small but superlative selection of Italian leather and recycled leather slipcovers of the highest quality, offering a handsome way of secreting the Dodo Pad’s brightness and unbridled humour (He also acknowledges that you may simply wish to protect your diary or notebook with a luxurious outer casing that, looked after, should last for many years). The new collection arrives towards the end of May each year. If you can't find a colour/finish of your choice now, please send us an email to be added to the advance mailing list for best choice and availability when the new slipcovers are due in.
Choose from two sizes, LARGE or MINI in the most luxurious natural Nappa (whose touch, feel and smell is of the most expensive leather imaginable), supple smooth natural hide (Torcello), lightly grained recycled leather (Sorrento), soft as butter recycled nubuck (Capri) or faux leather (Capri and Faux in MINI size only).
Each slipcover comes with a two tone elastic bandeau closure in either stone/black or red/grey to contrast with the colour of the leather and is blind embossed with a subtle Dodo-Pad logo on the front cover. Choose below from a selection of colours in each style.
This is our 7th collection - no more than 20 slipcovers in any one colour and style are produced each year so, if you’d like one, please order soon to avoid disappointment as when they’re gone, they’re gone! These beautiful limited edition handmade Italian leather slipcovers are available to fit our desk and mini diaries (Dodo Pad and Acad-Pad) as well as both sizes of Dodo Blank Book (desk and mini) - perfect for notes and musings.
Please see here for Leather and Faux Leather Slipcover Special Offers, including bundles with current year diaries, blank books and pens/pen loops.
Our Faux Leather range is ideal if you prefer not to buy/use real leather. Faux leather is not really leather at all; it looks and feels like a very smooth hide, but is produced from man-made fibres. Each slipcover has a watermarked lining and is finished with the same quality stitching and elastic bandeau as we use on the leather varieties. We apologise but, at the momoent, we are unable to source large faux slipcovers of a high enough quality. We're hoping to have a new supplier soon.
Please note: Our LARGE slip covers fit the spiral bound desk diaries (Dodo Pad and Acad-Pad) and the Dodo Blank Book. Our MINI slipcovers fit the Mini Dodo Pad / Mini Acad-Pad pocket diaries or the Dodo MINI Blank Book. They are not suitable for the DodoPAX loose-leaf insert diary nor the Personal size Filofax compatible diary refills.
Stuff and Store
Extra built in 'stuffibility' is generously provided on both the front and back inside covers of the slip cover for important papers.
Instant Weekly Access
Lord Dodo suggests this as an alternative use for the elastic bandeau should you wish to make an instant inspection of the week in question.
Leather Slipcover Colour Selection
Available for the Dodo Blank Book and desk and mini diaries (Dodo Pad & Acad-Pad) Please note: Lord Dodo procures very limited quantities in each colour of these fabulous slip covers – when they’re gone they’re gone! Also please note that slight variations in the colour and texture are part of the natural quality and aesthetic of the leather.
Natural Hide (Nappa)
Natural Smooth Hide (Torcello)
Recycled Leather* (Sorrento)
Recycled Nubuck* (Capri)
* Recycled leather, (sometimes called bonded leather) is off-cuts of leather processed and bonded into flat sheets to enable remanufacturing. This saves destroying leather 'waste' which is an environmentally unfriendly process.
* Nubuck is a type of leather with a soft, velvety surface and is some of the most expensive leather to purchase. We chose this recycled version because, unlike suede, nubuck is far more durable.
We are pleased to report that our recycled Capri ‘nubuck finish’ leather is highly stain resistant, having been personally tested by Lord Dodo with both oily salad dressing and yoghurt (!), both of which just wiped away with a damp cloth and the leather dried leaving no trace whatsoever. Ideally please try not to, but if you do spill liquid on your nubuck finish leather slipcover, try to soak up the spill as quickly as possible as old stains may be more difficult to remove.
Faux Leather Slipcover Colour Selection
An economical alternative to our very successful and much loved leather slipcovers and perfect for vegans and those who prefer not to use/buy leather products.
Only three gorgeous colours for the Mini Dodo Pad and Acad-Pad pocket diaries are left in stock. Apple Green (think of the greenest Granny Smith apple), Iridescent Lilac (very slightly sparkly), and Aqua Blue. We still have limited quantities of these fabulous slip covers - but when they're gone they're gone!
Each slipcase has a subtle 'Dodo Pad' logo watermarked lining and is finished with the same quality stitching and elastic bandeau as we use on the leather slipcovers. Faux leather is not really leather at all; it looks and feels like a very smooth hide, but is produced from man-made fibres.
Product care: Look after your faux leather slipcover and do not place hot cups of tea or coffee on it! Man made finishes do not take kindly to extreme levels of heat and will, like any material, show signs of wear if not taken care of.
Our Slip Covers
Natural hide LAST FEW LEFT£45.95
Natural top grain hide NEW£49.95
Natural top grain hide NEW£35.95
Natural hide LAST FEW LEFT£30.95
Sorry - out of stock