April 17, 2024
OtterBox Introduces New iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands Made From Cactus Leather

OtterBox Introduces New iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands Made From Cactus Leather

Posted January 10, 2024 at 5:47pm by iClarified
OtterBox has announced a new line of cases featuring a material that feels like leather but is made from nopal cactus. The sustainable leather-alternative will compete with Apple's poorly received FineWoven material. At CES 2024, OtterBox debuted new iPhone cases, MagSafe wallets, and Apple Watch bands that use the material.

Developed by Adriano di Marti, Desserto is the world's first highly sustainable and environmentally friendly organic material made of Nopal cactus. This patented plant-based, soft touch material is used in clothing, footwear, purses and now OtterBox mobile accessories.

"OtterBox knows innovation occurs within every aspect of designing a product, including the materials," said OtterBox CEO JC Richardson. "We've teamed up with Adriano di Marti to source this innovative cactus-based biomaterial that is durable, beautiful and sustainable to create a product unlike any other for both brands. These cases look good, feel good and you can feel good about using it, too."


OtterBox Introduces New iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands Made From Cactus Leather

Nopal cacti are able to thrive in harsh conditions and do not need irrigation or constantly warm weather. The cacti support a biodiverse ecosystem and the Desserto farm sequesters substantially more CO2 than the farming process produces. Plus, only mature leaves are harvested, allowing for regrowth of the cactus to be harvested again in six to eight months.

"Following an exhaustive development and engineering process, the organic content and performance stabilization of the material has been intelligently optimized to deliver the next generation in both biomaterials and sustainable efficiency," said Adrian Lopez Velarde, co-founder of Adriano di Marti.

OtterBox Introduces New iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands Made From Cactus Leather



Symmetry Series Cactus Leather Collection
Symmetry Series Cactus Leather provides quiet luxury with the protection of OtterBox case technology. Crafted from rich, resilient cactus leather-alternative, this case is built to defy drops and withstand wear, scuffs and stains. Symmetry Series Cactus Leather may have a lux look, but still has a 3X MIL-STD drop protection rating.

Accessorize this beautiful new case with a Symmetry Series Cactus Leather Wallet. This wallet is designed to match each case and uses MagSafe to attach securely to the case. The wallet attachment folds away from the case to easily facilitate MagSafe charging. Completing the collection is the Symmetry Series Cactus Leather Watch Band. The watch band is soft, comfortable and breathable – perfect for all day wear to elevate any outfit.


Availability
OtterBox Symmetry Series Cactus Leather cases are coming soon to otterbox.com.


OtterBox Introduces New iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands Made From Cactus Leather
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