Over one billion new phones cases are purchased every year, and that number is set to grow.
According to Family Divine, a phone case brand based in Columbus, Ohio, some 3 billion people will have a smartphone by 2020… 90% of which will also come equipped with phone cases.
Want to do your part and help cut down the waste? Here is a selection of my favorite eco-friendly and vegan phone case brands.
1. Wave’s Biodegradeble Phone Cases
UK company Wave produces biodegradable wheat-straw based cases for iPhone, AirPods and the Samsung Galaxy S20 range. Wavecase is a great alternative for anyone looking to be more environmentally conscious.
The ultra-thin design and matte texture makes them a perfect fit for your phone and provides excellent grip to protect your device.
2. Reveal’s Bamboo Phone Cases
Reveal uses recycled fabrics, bamboo, cork, wood, post-consumer recycled plastics, and vegan leather in their designs. As they’re dedicated to preserving and supporting nature, they plant a tree for every item sold in their shop.
Reveal believes that bamboo is a great option due to its sustainable nature as the fastest-growing woody plant in the world. Further, cork is a fantastic choice since it’s harvested without any damage to the existing living tree.
3. Carved All-Wood Cases
Much like several other eco-friendly companies in this space, Carved offers all-wood phone cases. Their various styles, colors, and designs are quite unique — these are surefire attention-getters.
According to Carved, they always look for responsibly harvested wood for their projects, which takes their desire to produce eco-friendly options a step further. For instance, they gather wood from old structures and collect fallen trees from heavy storms. The design options from Carved are virtually limitless and they’re absolutely stunning.
4. YFWOOD Laser Engraved Cases
YFWOOD’s wood cases sport laser-engraved designs. They take pride in their intricate and complex designs, which often feature animals or plants. Additionally, the company offers several printed wood cases with fun and motivating features.
YFWOOD’s philosophy is that each of us needs to be closer to nature. While that may not be very practical in our day-to-day lives with office jobs and appointments, we can bring nature to us with the beautiful wood phone cases.
5. Wudn Phone Cases
This all-American brand is another option if you’re looking for a laser-engraved wooden phone case. The laser provides the perfect amount of precision for stunningly detailed designs and styles.
Their options vary from geometric and minimalist, to mandala designs and more. There are numerous cases and wood essences to choose from, each unique and beautiful.
6. Skate4create Recycled Phone Cases
If you’re a skater boy or girl, Skate4create is where you should be getting your next phone case. This Barcelona-based company is repurposing skateboards into new and fashionable eco-friendly accessories.
The line is super colourful and ranges from rings, to sunglasses, and of course, phone cases.
7. Kalibri Organic Phone Cases
Kalibri is a distinguished designer in a category all on its own. While most eco-friendly designers look for ways to produce compostable or all-natural cases, this business provides all-natural phone cases made of biodegradable wheat straw fiber.
Kalibri’s elegant designs are available for Huawei, Samsung and iPhone devices.
8. Pela Compostable Phone Cases
Pela has created an entirely unique product. They’re in a category of their own with 100% compostable, biodegradable cases. Their cases, which are made from flax, not only support farmers but also completely reduce any possible footprint while providing a flexible and durable material to protect your phone.
Finally, the smooth, stylish, and sleek cases are available in a numbers of colors and designs.
9. Mous Bamboo Phone Cases
Mous offers sturdy bamboo cases for all phone models. The designs are fairly minimal and understated, while the stark contrast to the light bamboo is quite aesthetically pleasing.
This particular business has chosen bamboo as their materials since bamboo grows far faster than trees, and yet yields 20 times more wood.
10. Ocean75 Recycled Plastic Cases
While we are returning to plastics with this designer, it’s only because Ocean75 strictly utilizes plastic from recycled fishing nets.
The brand is minimizing the amount of plastic in the ocean by repurposing its use into a new product. The plastic makes it easier for the brand to create a variety of designs such as floral patterns and airy colored schemes.
11. Pitaka Cork Phone Cases
Pitaka features multiple items made from cork, including eco-friendly bags and tech accessories. This particular designer adores cork due to the fact that it’s durable and flexible, while not damaging to the environment in any way.
They offer a fantastic wallet phone case in which you can store your phone and credit cards. This appears much like any other wallet-phone case combo, including a strap enclosure to keep it secure.
It’s often said that one person can’t make a different when it comes to the environment but that simply isn’t true. If every person were to buy an eco-friendly phone case, the amount of plastic found in landfills would be drastically reduced.
Luckily, the phone cases showcased in this article are durable, stylish and easy to find, making it easy to do something good for the planet — without jeopardizing your wants and needs!
Updated, December 2019. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.