PS Stix makes more than 4,000 skateboards a day, 200 per hour, three per minute! Each week, the factory throws away one city-bus load of scrap wood material. Together with MapleXO, we’re rescuing the waste from the dumpster and giving this vibrant wood a second life. The Grove SkateCase for iPhone 5 is crafted from recycled skateboard veneers here in our workshop in Portland, Oregon. Each case is hand-sanded and rubbed with citrus oil to bring out its unique color combination.
Production and Materials
The unique SkateCase is made using a dual material design, which combines a solid surface material core and an outer shell of recycled skateboard. We design and make the case at our workshop through a combination of precision milling and good old-fashioned handiwork. We take pride in finishing each of our pieces by hand to guarantee a smooth feel, an accurate fit, and artisan character.
After pioneering the original SkateCase two years ago, we're bringing it back due to popular demand with a new and strengthened design. Our cases are crafted with care right here in the U.S. Each Grove iPhone case journeys through several days of hard work: milling, filing, gluing, sanding, soaking, oiling, lining, laser engraving, quality control, and packaging, before finally shipping directly to the customer.
Grove is a small team of passionate creators changing the way people think about products. We do everything ourselves, from start to finish, here in Portland, OR. The result is greater innovation, complete accountability, direct human relationships, and superior quality. We do whatever it takes to make the most stellar products possible, and we have fun doing it!
Saving skateboards from landfills since 2005, Lindsay Holmes of MapleXO makes recycled skateboard jewelry and other rad upcycled accessories. MapleXO gives old boards new life while giving back to the community by reducing the environmental footprint of skateboarding. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @MapleXO!