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Each Twig Case Co. Minimal Wallet is made from the same Richlite Paper and Bamboo or Walnut that our durable iPhone cases are made from. We hand cut, file, sand, and polish each one from start to finish right here in Minnesota, in the USA. Each one is tested with a gift card, a stack of business cards, and a crisp dollar bill.
Our Minimal Wallet has maximal features that set it apart from the many others out there:
• It’s thinner than wood, and our Richlite Paper & Bamboo is much stronger too.
• The security of two elastic bands means they’ve got each other’s back! They’re inset for less thickness, and they hold foldin’ money, or anything you want to keep handy on the outside.
• We’ve fashioned a slight arch to our plates for easier card insertion, and less wear on the important stuff in the middle, like magnetic strips and your winsome mug.
• Our wallet bends, just like you. It works great in a front pocket, back pocket, side pocket and corner pocket.
• Want to Costanza it? Throw 30+ cards in there. We can take it. We question your commitment to minimal walleting though. Do you really still need that Blockbuster card?
• The Twig Wallet complements your beautiful Twig Case Co. iPhone case.
• It’s made from trees, not critters.
The Twig Case Co. Minimal Wallet: Paper, Thin, made in MN!
Small print ahead: Each Twig Case Co. Minimal Wallet is warrantied against breakage for a year. Got a wallet and decided it's not for you? You have 30 days to decide. See our Guarantee!
While your wallet doesn’t mind water, sweat, or name calling when it’s empty, bamboo and walnut are natural materials; there are grain, knots, and natural imperfections. Though our wallet is carefully finished with a light wax, bamboo and walnut can absorb dyes, so we don’t recommend use with new raw denim. Our solid color wallets are fine :)
We don’t cover broken bands, but we do offer replacements. We expect the world to have moved to trading in giant stone wheels or ubercoins by the time you need new bands.
The Twig Wallet measures approximately 3.5mm thick,10mm wide, and 98mm tall.
Our Minimal Wallets are made from Richlite, a durable and sustainable material made from layers of paper compressed under tons of pressure; coupled with Bamboo or Walnut, and you have a beautiful and eco-friendly place to store your important cards, that won't blow up your pocket!
The Story of Twig Case Co.
Twig Case Co. started in October 2011. Apple had just released the iPhone 4. One of our two founders, John Woodland, had purchased the new iPhone, and also found a beautiful bamboo case he liked from a well-known Portland company. That case broke with regular use within the week. He purchased another. It also split apart and broke. The response from the company was, "it happens". Tired of throwing good money after bad, he purchased another very nice wood case from a UK manufacturer. It broke in 3 days. The wood cracked and split, literally falling apart in his hands. A few other attempts at finding a case made out of natural materials failed similarly.
Woodland, with his extensive history in guitar design and repair, was designing the first ever Forest Stewardship Council certified guitar for Martin Guitars around this time. This guitar was to be the signature model for Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and used only FSC® materials in its construction.
One of the sustainable materials used was Richlite, a layered paper surface that was dense, impervious to water, humidity, and temperature changes, while also resistant to wear, and amazingly consistent to machine. Richlite was to be used in the fingerboard and bridge, two points of high wear and stress. These parts were usually made from ebony and rosewood, two woods that were in high demand, and usually came at the price of illegal logging, deforestation, and great ecological cost to animal and other plant species. As it had the feel of fine dense ebony with additional durability, Richlite made a fine replacement for these scarce woods.
It occurred to John that Richlite would make a fine case for an iPhone, without all the problems of wood. At this point he called his friend, designer Jon Lucca, and they tossed the idea back and forth. After some scribbled designs, calls to Richlite for some more sample material, and a number of prototypes ranging from a crude iPhone shaped pocket chiseled into a block, 3D printed designs, and some prototypes made by local machine shops, the Paper Case was born.
Twig Case Co. started with a focus on sourcing as much as possible in Minnesota, including illustrators such as our friends from the Twin Cities and neighboring towns.
The Twig Case Co. store went live on July 4th, 2012, and a few months later was briskly selling iPhone cases all around the world. Twig Case Co. iPhone cases have been purchased by employees at Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google, made custom lines for several well-known national stores, met a million cool people & sold cases to many of them... and every competitor.
We're flattered. And we're still stronger than wood.
TL;DR: Video about how we got our start from designing a guitar
John Woodland has since left Twig Case Co. to focus on family and other business, and Jon Lucca now runs Twig Case Co. in Waseca, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife and dogs. When he is not making something out of recycled materials, he designs and illustrates, works in animal rescue, plays in a couple bands, and attempts to maintain an organic garden.
We make your wallet to order, for you. When your order comes in, we get to work.
From your order to when we ship is less than one week, in most cases.
30 Days to Try
We know you'll love your Twig Case Co. purchase!
If for whatever reason you don't, return it within 30 days and we'll refund your purchase.
Our products are guaranteed for six months. If your Twig Case Co. product fails due to a defect on our end we will replace it.