Pela Case Company and Product Review

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

I just want to start by saying, what an awesome company! It's common to hear about sustainable beauty, fashion, hygiene, and cleaners, but it's not every day that you hear of a sustainable phone case. But, it is something that we all need!

If you'd rather watch an unboxing/product review click here. Though this video does not review Pela as a company.

Let's start with some things that make Pela stand out and what they believe in:

- They want to create a waste-free future

- They are conscious of their impact and choices and want to make the best ones

- They are concerned only with what is right and not who is right

- About 60,000 phone cases are thrown away each year and Pela wanted to reduce the amount of plastic waste

- The world's first 100% compostable phone case made out of wood and world's first zero-waste screen protector (see below)

- They are member's of other conservation projects

"Lead the Way" Phone Case Review:

I ordered a purple "Lead the Way" phone case for my iPhone 8 from the clearance section.


- Even without the clearance price, it is still a reasonable price. About the same price you'd pay for an equal or lesser quality plastic phone case.

- The color and design are exactly what you see on the website.

- It fit my phone perfectly and the rounded edges met perfectly with my screen protector, enabling maximum protection.

- It is compostable! Less plastic waste here!


- It is flimsier than I thought originally, so I am not sure how much this will actually protect my phone

- Since it is compostable, I am slightly worried that it will lose quality quicker than other phone cases I have had, but only time will tell

Company Review:


- The shipping was very fast, especially considering I have a weird address and live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

- They understand the difference between compostable and biodegradable

- They are very transparent

- Like I mentioned above, their products are very well priced, especially for a sustainable company. Not much more than standard phone gear.

- They are obviously conscious about all aspects of their waste, this tiny package pictured above is all that they sent; no plastic, no huge package that would take up extra room on a ship or plane and waste more emissions. And the only other thing included was a small piece of cardboard with a thank you note on it. Everything was recyclable!

- They have phone cases in all shapes and sizes for all brands and include so many colors and designs that anyone would love.

- They also have created and sell other phone gear such as the screen protector and have even begun selling sunglasses.

- They ship worldwide.

- They give customers a discount code for their followers to use to give people even more of an incentive to go with this case over a plastic one.


- To be honest, I cannot think of any cons! Of course, not every company is perfect, but Pela sure is one of the best brands I have purchased from.

Pela is a wonderful brand that is very open about their products. They have a wonderful About Me and FAQ section to answer any questions you may have.

I would shop at Pela again (when necessary) and I would recommend this brand to others. This is a great brand to start off with when you are first transitioning to a low waste lifestyle because they are affordable, good quality, honest, and have a good reputation.

UPDATE 19 December 2019:

I thought I'd do a little update since I've had this case for a month.

This case is durable. I am not as careful as I should be when it comes to my phone. I drop it quite a lot and I have had absolutely zero damage. As you probably saw in my video review, my phone has a decent-sized crack in it. I had a screen protector, but it was messing up my front camera, so I took it off about a month ago. And since then, I have still seen zero damage on my phone while using this case.

I have to be honest, I was a bit worried at first. This case feels very thin and flimsy, but the design is perfect. It hugs my phone perfectly and has protected it throughout the last two months.

I hope this puts a new perspective on this case!


Sustainability rating: 9.5/10 (I don't think anyone can be perfectly sustainable but they sure are close)

Quality rating: 10/10

Price rating: 9/10 (very affordable for the quality but on the pricier end)

Overall rating: 9.5/10

*ratings are based on my opinions alone

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this review and that you chose Pela over a traditional phone case. This brand is doing some amazing things in this world and they are a company I am proud to support and review.

Stay tuned for an update on how well this protects my phone and how it does wear and tear wise!

For more on Pela, check out their website and Instagram!

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- Emma

*Disclaimer: I bought these items with my own money and was not sponsored for this review, therefore, please take it as an honest review of the product and company

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