The iPhone has become a fashion icon within the tech industry. Its simplistic design is what makes it so stylish. This smartphone is not the loud, in your face design begging for attention, rather, it’s the most admired piece of technology on the block that has a calm sense of self and exudes what it is to be fashionable without stating that it is. That’s why I tend to rock the naked iPhone … bare, vulnerable and exposed for its beauty.
Recently, I found an iPhone case worthy of protecting it while also showing off its own style. Created by Canadian brothers Joey and Josh Hundert, KnottyCase not only produces gorgeous hand-crafted, salvaged wood iPhone cases, but also uses sustainable practices to help give back what they use and then some.
The Hundert brothers started out making an all wood iPhone case, but quickly found that their bamboo, walnut and cherry offerings started to show design flaws in the expansion and contraction of the wood based on varying humidity. Luckily for us, they brought their manufacturing back to their home country and came up with a polymer and wood combination that offers the beauty of the wood as well as the strength and flexibility of polymer-based materials.
The salvaged wood comes from Northern California, which is also the home of the Redwood Forest. The brothers have partnered with Save The Redwoods League, who go out and replant Redwood groves to help offset the impact of the wood cases. (more…)