Mobile phones are so embedded in our society, many people view their phone as an extension of their personality. As such, we’ve taken to decorating and modifying our phones so that they reflect how we see ourselves and the styles we appreciate. As accessories, though, one can hardly claim that these cases and covers serve a valuable purpose, even the eco-friendly ones.
But a creative company from the U.K. believes stylish cell phone accessories can actually be practical additions to our daily life, without generating unnecessary waste. Design firm Anokimobi recently launched the e-pouch: a cleverly designed cellphone carrying case constructed from 100 percent organic and recycled materials.
Made from organic cotton, recycled plastic bottles (RPET) or imitation leather (ECO-PU water based, non-chemical production) the e-pouch range of cases does more than just provide a pretty sack in which to carry your mobile phone. Each design also incorporates discreet pockets and easy access features to keep credit cards, coins and headphones safe as well. Eco-friendly materials are incorporated thoughtfully to enhance these design features, from the creativity of outer fabrics and recycled filler, through to the recycled plastic strengthening elements. The vibrant fabric dyes are fully regulated and the print designs use water-based, biodegradable inks.
“We are very careful with our eco-credentials; dyes, manufacturing methods and labour force are thoroughly vetted,” said Tom Tranter, Director of Anokimobi, in a statement. “There is something for everyone in our range, all of it designed to minimise the impact on the planet – we call it style with soul.”
And soul isn’t the only valuable characteristic of these unique phone accessories: e-pouch is currently the only phone pouch range to contain Biomaster anti-bacterial silver ions capable of reducing your contact with everyday germs.