If you are living in the 21st century then you definately need a resistant case to carry your laptop around, and what's better than cork?
Cork Cases vs Leather Cases
Leather and Cork are materials known for their great resistance and durability, so they're make great briecases and laptop cases. But, only one of these is water and flame resistant, hypoallergenic and collected trough an ethical and sustainable method. So it's Cork for the win!