Black iPhone 5/5s Case

"I love how smooth and soft it is! And the fact that they help the planet is the main reason why I decided to get this case!" - Rachel R.

Black iPhone 5/5s Case

"I love how smooth and soft it is! And the fact that they help the planet is the main reason why I decided to get this case!" - Rachel R.
iPhone 5/5s
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About This Product

Beautifully designed and eco-friendly, Pela cases are the world’s first truly sustainable phone case. They are durable enough to protect your phone from drops and scratches and are also 100% compostable!

100% Happiness Guarantee

Enjoy free shipping worldwide, fast and secure checkout, and hassle-free exchange and returns.

Protects & Preserves Our Oceans

Pela donates a % of every sale to Ocean Cleanup and Preservation Initiatives.

Inspired by Plants

Made from flax shive and a plant based biopolymer create the base for our compostable cases.

Screen Protection Guarantee

If your screen cracks while wearing a Pela Case (excluding Slim) AND our liquid screen protector, we'll pay for the repairs.


How it Feels

Soft, flexible and a little bit of grip is how every Pela Case can be described. Outside of being one of the most protective cases on the planet, the next most important thing is how a case feels in your hands!

Protect Your Phone and the Planet


How Protective Is It?

Let's face it, a compostable phone case NEEDS to also protect your phone from daily drops… otherwise what’s the point? We’ve had the Pela Case tested to far beyond your average phone drop out of a pocket so you can rest assured that the job of a phone case is still getting done.


How it Ships

While we pride ourselves on FREE shipping in Canada and USA and very cheap shipping to most of the planet, what we really stand for is minimal packaging. Every product that ships out goes out in the minimum amount of packaging required to get the items to their destination safely and securely. No more, no less.


The Pela Case is made of Flaxstic®, which is comprised of compostable bioplastic elastomer and flax straw materials. Our material has been tested to be safe and free of phthalates, BPA, cadmium and lead and is verified to meet child safety standards in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Our base material meets U.S. (ASTM D6400-04) and E.U. (EN 13432) standards for composting in an industrial composting facility and has a lower carbon footprint and lower greenhouse gas emissions than traditional plastic. It can also be left to compost in a home composting environment.


Our Case Design

Meticulously designed to protect your phone from drops and scratches as well as any traditional plastic case. Precision cuts around speakers, charger, volume and power buttons. Carefully designed wrap around edges to protect the front of your phone. Smooth to the touch, flexible with no extra bulk.
129 Reviews


Rebecca M.Verified Buyer
Just what we needed

Perfect for protecting an older phone that we use for music and books! Less "fun" that the many patterns you have, but 100% functional. I love that it protects from the kids dropping the phones, and overall have been very pleased with all my cases from Pela

Susan P.Verified Buyer
Excellent Case!

Love the study case AND the many environmentally-friendly aspects of it, including the awesome packaging that doubled as a return mailer for my old case! So very happy to have found such a great company!

Kate P.Verified Buyer
Great case

Neat, well fitting and robust phone case. Great to know it isn’t made of plastic too!

Molly B.Verified Buyer
Great case!

It does very well at wrapping all the way around the phone (pulls up the screen protector a bit), but not a huge issue. It is very comfortable; would recommend to anyone.

Ben E.Verified Buyer
Solid Case

This has been a great case so far, I bought it to replace my OtterBox that was falling apart. While I have had no major issues with it, after a few months of use, it feels like the rubber is wearing a bit and I can feel the plant fiber underneath. This being said, the case does not seem to be structurally affected. I would give it a 4.8/5!

Karl S.Verified Buyer
Great eco-friendly case

A solid case, fits my iPhone 5SE with no trouble at all. Finally a case where it is worth the money because it's environmentally-friendly!

Kate M.Verified Buyer
Black on black

Texture makes for good grip. It's low profile and looks good on my black phone.

Meghan D.Verified Buyer
Perfect case

I got two of these cases with the buy one get one free. I’m sure I will have them for along time they are great. Makes me feel good to know that it will degrade when I’m done using and supports great causes.

ZackVerified Buyer
Feels so good!

This case is dope...It's a soft, slightly rubbery texture that helps me stand up the phone on smooth surfaces without it sliding down and yet so not so sticky that it's hard to remove from a pocket. LOVE IT.

Charlotte H.Verified Buyer
iPhone case black

It feels so nice in the hand. The texture is smooth and it looks very sleek. Great conversation starter over its design. Well made. Highly recommended