iPhone 7, Courage, Headphone Jacks and You October 05 2016

Every time Apple releases a new phone there is a short "eye of the storm" here at Twig where it's relatively calm after we've seen what the new iPhone is going to be like. This time around, we used some of the calm to make a t-shirt called, "Courage".

It's a reference to the iPhone announcement where Senior VP of Marketing Phil Schiller spoke about the controversial decision to remove the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. He said, "The reason to move on: Courage. The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us." 

We here at Twig like the headphone jack, and weren't very excited about this decision. We get some of the reasoning behind removing it, although those reasons given would be far easier to swallow if Apple also did not own the largest and most popular headphone company in the world, if there wasn't 50+ years of audio gear that used the 3.5mm headphone jack, and if we loved adapters or charging new tiny batteries. 

That said, we are excited about the new cameras, the waterproofing, and the extra speed! Our iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 cases will be ready soon! 

In the meantime, check out our headphone jack shirt or our lightning jack shirt and decide what side of this controversy you stand upon, grab a local beer and have a sip of courage!

The Torch - A tribute to the 1930 OM-45 Deluxe Martin Guitar August 02 2016

Painstaking, delicate, and detailed.

We're pretty excited to announce our most lovely case yet, The Torch.

Based off the famous inlay work on the 1930 OM-45 Deluxe Martin Guitar, this case features handmade abalone inlay nestled into our Ebony Black Richlite.

Richlite is the same sturdy stuff that prominent guitar makers use for guitar fingerboards and bridges – instead of ever more endangered Rosewood and Ebony woods. It's paper, and it's sustainable.

The Torch - A Tribute to the 1930 OM-45 Deluxe Martin Guitar

After a lengthy process of choosing the best and most complimentary pieces, we carefully glue each piece in by hand. We then sand, polish and buff to a mirror sheen, just like we do for real guitars. All in our shop in Minnesota. 

This labor intensive process means these cases take more time to make, but are worth the wait. Expect an extra week or so. Note: These cases are limited, and we make no guarantees about availability. This is the most detailed inlay iPhone case in the world.

If you're a Martin Guitar fan, know one, or just love skillfully handmade items, you may have just found the perfect case!


Learn about our unique iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus Cases!

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Twig Case Co. is 5(ish) years old Sale! July 04 2016

Way back in October of 2011, while designing a eco-friendly guitar, we had the idea of an iPhone case made from Richlite, a super tough and beautiful layered paper material. After months of scribbled designs and prototypes, 3d prints and innovations, we had our first case in our hands. On July 4th, 2012, the Twig Case Co. store went live, and we sold our first cases!

Years later, we've made and rehomed thousands of sustainably made cases, engraved with amazing designs from incredible artists, and lovingly handmade and finished. We've shown that a case made from paper is stronger than a wood case, and shown that a bit of art doesn't have to hang on your wall, it can come with you everywhere you go! We've even expanded our offerings with our popular and unique Minimal Wallet!

Since we're feeling all patriotic and nostalgic, and we can't really decide when our birthday is, we've put most everything on sale! Have a look, grab a case, or just say hi! 

Thanks for your support!

WKRMN comes to Twig Case Co. June 06 2016

We were excited to meet Adam Brackney, the elusive MN behind the WKRMN. We've long followed his perpetually sold out store full of incredible handmade knives, and thoughtfully designed items that use exotic and surprising materials in new and singular ways. 

The results of his visit to the secret Twig Case Co. workshop led to this:

WKRMN Twig Case Co. Collaboration

...a beautiful friction folder pocket knife, and iPhone 6 case. The pattern is one of WKRMN's unmistakable visual textures.

A video posted by WORKERMAN (@wkrmn) on


We couldn't be more excited about future collaborations with this amazing Minnesota craftsman!

Check out his instagram:

And his store:


Learn about our unique iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus Cases!

Every Twig Case is made from Paper, & Stronger than Wood cases!


Chicago Blackhawks & Twig Case Co. November 02 2015

The Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team has a lot of fans of Twig Case Co,.

Hey Hockey fans! Our special edition iPhone cases for the Stanley Cup winners Chicago Blackhawks are exclusively available in the Blackhawks' stores in Chicago, but you can order directly from them! Call the Blackhawks store


to order, and have an Official Chicago Blackhawks iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus case shipped directly to you! They're available in both the classic Blackhawks Indian head logo, and the crossed Tomahawks.

Twig Case Co. iPhone case & the Chicago Blackhawks. All Winners, and Stronger than Wood! 

Made from our fused paper and bamboo Richlite material, they're super durable, won't scratch off like hokey printed wood or plastic, and feel amazing! There's a reason the Stanley Cup winners like this case, it's the case used by the owners of the team!

See the case in its natural habitat!

Learn about our unique iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus Cases!

Every Twig Case is made from Paper, & Stronger than Wood cases!

Wilco Sunloathe iPhone 5 case February 11 2013

We're pretty excited to announce our new Wilco Sunloathe case, for the iPhone 5. 

Now available, exclusively on the Wilco Kung Fu store! 

See our fuzzy friend in his animated debut below! Art by Nathaniel Murphy.

 (Update: These cases are now sold out!)


Learn about our unique iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus Cases!

Every Twig Case is made from Paper, & Stronger than Wood cases!

The Twig Case Patina January 08 2013

In our FAQ, we talk about how using a Twig Case darkens it, and just generally looks better. Here's a picture showing our solid Red Meander design ready to ship, and one after a little less than a week of use. We're pretty sure most iPhone cases don't look better with age, but Twig Cases do.

Our new packaging is more than meets the eye. October 05 2012


We here at Twig Case Co. are pretty proud of our new packaging, and pretty excited to tell you that it uses less material, while being more useful. Now shipping with all Twig Cases!

Wheels on a Twig Case? September 19 2012

That's crazy. 

Our pals at Grow Anthology make longboards out of Richlite, the same FSC® certified paper composite that Twig Cases are made of. Not only are they strong enough to withstand the rigors of people riding them down winding roads, Grow Anthology makes them in their own shop, in the US. Products that are strong, well designed, and made locally out of sustainable materials? No wonder we like these guys!

They've just finished up a beautiful film, which not only makes me long for more hills in our neck of Minnesota, but also features a Twig Case, as well as music by a local MN fav, Ben Kyle.

Check it out, and then check them out. Good riding to you.


The iPhone 5 case from Twig Case Co. September 18 2012

We are happy to announce our fully sustainable, Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) certified case for the iPhone 5, made of the same super-strong Richlite and Bamboo veneer as our iPhone 4 & 4S cases. We are now offering pre-orders of our case at our introductory price of 39 and 59 (engraved). See our iPhone 5 pre-order page for more details. We'll be updating this post with more news, and our Facebook and Twitter feeds as well!

Follow the Frog September 18 2012

As you probably know by now, our cases are not only FSC® certified, but they are also certified by the Rainforest Alliance. What does the Rainforest Alliance do? Check out this video (below), then check out their site, and learn why Twig Case Co. is proud to be certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

iPhone 5, iPad, mini iPad, and i-everything else August 19 2012

If you read the news, have a TV, or pretty much live in modern society, you know that Apple has a new iPhone in the works. Whether it's called iPhone5, iPhone Extreme-Edition, or just plain iPhone, Twig is going to put a case on it.

We read every single rumor, have operatives deep within the secret halls of Apple, and have even learned two or three words of Chinese in order to bring you our Made in Minnesota, FSC® Certified paper case for the new iPhone - as soon as Apple releases it, we get our hands on it, and work our magic.

What does that mean for the iPhone 4 & 4S case that we currently make?

Apple will be making the iPhone 4S for some time yet, and we'll continue to make our unique FSC® paper case for the 4S (and the 4!) for the foreseeable future.

Is there an iPad case in Twig's future? A mini iPad case? If Apple makes it, we're going to put a case on it. We'll keep you posted.

The Wilco Case July 11 2012

Just finished our official FSC® Certified paper/bamboo Wilco case. We are pretty excited about it, and it looks stunning. I'm pretty certain you don't even have to like Wilco to love this case...though if you've got ears, you most certainly do like Wilco.

Available now from!

Owl illustration from our pals at, old-school makers of bookplates, for real-live books. Go check them out!

Custom Cases July 07 2012

Hey all - thought we'd let you know that we also do custom designs! Want a Twig Case with the logo of your business, band, or favorite art you've done? Let us know - email 

See our custom page for more info. We also can do larger runs with your art, just ask! We'll be posting some pics too.


Twig is open! June 30 2012

 After 10 months of frantic activity, Twig Case Co. is open! Have a look around, pick out a case, and tell your pals! We're happy to answer any questions you may have via email, our FAQ, or see our Facebook page!