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THE CIRCULAR APRES-SKI BOOT CELLPHONE CASES

What do you use to protect your iPhone® without creating even more plastic waste when the case no longer fits the next generation of devices? We’ve found a satisfactory answer to this question: With the circular CIRC-CASE made from discarded ski boots.

F385 CIRC-CASE is a smartphone case made from recycled ski boots that can one day be used to mold a protective case for your next device. And to help you recognize your current and future iPhones® from afar, even without face recognition, there's the F380 JUSTIN recycled custom card holder that will fit all current and future CIRC-CASES. 

CIRC-CASE System

TO THE CIRCULAR CELLPHONE CASE IN THREE STEPS

1. Choose a CIRC-CASE that fits your phone

2. Choose an F380 JUSTIN that suits you

Circular protective sleeves are currently available for the following iPhone® models:

 

  • iPhone® 11 Pro (only available in the FREITAG online shop)

  • iPhone® 12 Pro

  • iPhone® 12

  • iPhone® 12 Pro Max

  • iPhone® 13 Pro

  • iPhone® 13

  • iPhone® 13 Pro Max

  • iPhone® 14 Pro

  •  iPhone® 14

  • iPhone® 14 Pro Max

  •  iPhone® 14 Plus

  • iPhone® 15

  • iPhone® 15 Pro

  • iPhone® 15 Plus

  • iPhone® 15 Pro Max

Available soon for other iPhone® models. Find out exactly when in the FREITAG Newsletter or on Instagram.

FROM SKI BOOTS TO PHONE CASE TO PHONE CASE

 

Our circular F385 CIRC-CASE protective cases are produced from recycled ski boots and can be recycled multiple times. Ski boot shells are made largely of thermoplastic polyurethane (R-TPU). Here, we’ll show you how we make our CIRC-CASE from them.

F385 CIRC-Case R-TPU

DISASSEMBLING SKI BOOTS

 

For our circular smartphone protective cases, worn-out ski boots are collected in Davos by our partner, taken apart and separated from their buckles and other plastic parts.

F385 CIRC-CASE R-TPU Granulat

PROCESSING INTO GRANULATE

 

The shell components then go to Rapperswil. There, the coarsely shredded plastic is analyzed, sorted by color, and then extruded into granulate.

F385 CIRC-CASE Molding

MOLDING CASES

 

At a location near Zurich, the granulate is then molded to the body of a current iPhone® model.

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BACK TO THE START

 

Even F385 CIRC-CASEs that are no longer serviceable make it to Davos at some point. There they are taken apart and returned to the R-TPU cycle. You can find out how to return your case here: Take Back.

«After a long search and working closely with our partner network, we found a circular material for cell phone cases. At the end of the product life cycle, the R-TPU from discarded ski boots can be used again and again for the production of new CIRC-CASEs.»
– Anna Kerschbaumer, Product Driver

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