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FREITAG is now giving worn-out ski boots a new life as circular phone protectors, customized with a card case made from discarded truck tarp that will also fit the next generation of iPhone® cases. And the one after that. And even the one after the one after.

How do you protect your iPhone® without producing more and more plastic waste if the case you have now doesn’t fit the next generation of devices? This question has been bothering FREITAG for a while. Now, the bag makers have come up with an answer. It’s a two-part system consisting of a recycled and recyclable protective case made of old ski boots and an individual card case made of recycled truck tarp, which will also fit into the sleeve for the next iPhone and the one after that. 

For the FREITAG CIRC-CASE, the Zurich-based company works with different partners across Switzerland: The worn-out ski boots are taken apart in Davos. The shell parts made of thermoplastic polyurethane, or R-TPU for short, go for further processing to Rapperswil, where they are extruded into a granulate. The material is then sent to Mönchaltorf, where it is cast directly onto the body of an iPhone® model.

F380 JUSTIN is a slim card case made from used truck tarp, with the typical FREITAG tear-tab. It can be easily secured inside the CIRC-CASE holder and removed again. So, now you don’t have to choose a new one-off when you get a new iPhone. And you don’t need to dispose of the plastic sleeve because it goes back into the technical cycle: At, CIRC-CASE owners will find all the information they need to return their case once they’re done with it. Anyone who’d like to get into the cycle in advance can also bring their worn-out black ski boots to Davos in person. Thanks a lot.

FEATURES of F385 CIRC-CASE for iPhone® 

The apres-ski-boot case in a cycle:

  • recycled and recyclable protective sleeve made of recycled thermoplastic polyurethane (R-TPU) from used ski boots
  • as R-TPU is made of 100% recycled material, the finishes and colors of the sleeves may vary slightly
  • currently available for iPhone® 11 Pro, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
  • customizable with the F380 JUSTIN card holder
  • compatible with wireless charging (remove cards from F380 JUSTIN beforehand)

Price: CHF 15.– / EUR 14.– / GBP 12.– / USD 16.– excl. TAX

F385 CIRC-CASE iPhone® 11 Pro
Launch: as of now

F385 CIRC-CASE iPhone® 12 / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max
as of now

F385 CIRC-CASE iPhone® 13 Pro
Launch: March 2023

F385 CIRC-CASE iPhone® 13 / 14 / 14 Pro
Launch: April 2023

Further models for the iPhone (generations) 13 and 14 are expected to be available from May onwards.

FEATURES of F380 JUSTIN - Card Holder for Phone Case

Just in case you still need a credit card or ID to go with your iPhone®:

  • individual card case made of used truck tarp
  • with the typical FREITAG rapid-action tear-tab and space for up to two credit or identity cards
  • fits in any CIRC-CASE thanks to the precision fitting holder or in any pants pocket without the holder

Dimensions: 67 × 95 mm (l x h) / 2.6 × 3.7 inch (w x h)
Price: CHF 35.– / EUR 34.– / GBP 30.– / USD 40.– excl. TAX
Launch: as of now



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