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Warming - Color Paper iPhone Case

Warming - Color Paper iPhone Case

Regular price $47.00 USD
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If there was a fire, you can be sure that these guys would be first on the scene...

...Holding accelerant.

Have I mentioned that Twig Cases are heat resistant up to 350 degrees?

About Us

Our iPhone Cases 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 beautiful and eco-friendly protection for your iPhone!

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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. 

What iPhone Do I Have?

Not sure what what model iPhone you have? It's easy to find out!

On your iPhone, go into:

Settings -> General -> About, and look under model name.

Match that to our drop down Model, and you've got the Twig Case you need!

Twig Case and MagSafe

All of our cases will allow your iPhone to charge with MagSafe chargers.

Our iPhone 15 & 14 cases have a MagSafe magnet built in! This provides self location with Apple's MagSafe charger and work with most magnetized docks.

Our other cases without MagSafe magnets do provide some self location, but do not allow for suspending from a MagSafe dock or charger.

Vintage iPhone Cases

Don't see your iPhone listed? We have some stock of 4, 5, 6, 7, and X series cases. Let us know!


We make your case 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.

(no pun intended :)

Return policy

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 Guarantee

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.

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