I held onto my previous phone case since the day I got my iPhone, which was probably over 5 years ago at this point. It was a sturdy, wonderful case but was beginning to stretch out and lose its functionality. I am trying my best to move away from buying new things just for the sake of having new things, and instead I try to only purchase new things when I really need them.
So, I only recommend looking into the amazing Pela phone case if you are honestly and truly in the market for a new phone case. And if you are… this should be right at the top of the list. Not only is the case made of 100% compostable bioplastic, it is shipped in plastic-free packaging and Pela participates in 1% for the Planet.
Admittedly, when I read that description, I found it almost difficult to believe. There must be something wrong with the case, especially for someone as prone to dropping her phone as I am. Still, armed with a discount code from their website I decided to spring for the case in a pale pink shade.
I absolutely love the case. It has the bumper function that was so useful in my last case – my phone has not suffered even one crack in the multiple times I’ve dropped it. It has an amazing texture (either due to or in spite of its flax-based origins.) It is also lightweight and lovely to hold. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it.
The one downside – and admittedly Pela warned me about this when I purchased a light-colored case – is that my dark wash jeans have a tendency to stain the case. Interestingly, the staining tends to fade and ultimately disappear when rubbed with a towel. Pela also gives instructions on how to clean and care for the case, which I may do a future post on.
Overall, I simply couldn’t recommend the case more and hope that the business model that Pela uses is simply the beginning of a tidal wave of change in corporate responsibility.