Fabric designed by nature
Cork is an eco-friendly material produced from the thin cork shavings obtained directly form the bark of the cork oak tree. Much of the production is hand-crafted. The innovative characteristics of cork fabric are unique and original.
Unlike other trees, the Cork Oak is the only tree in the world that can be stripped of its bark and not die -- thus making the harvesting of cork 100% sustainable. In fact, the same tree can be harvested every 10 years for over 200 years! After being harvested, the cork is left to air dry for six months. Then it's boiled and steamed to get even more elasticity. Heat and pressure are applied to cork to press it into blocks, which are later sliced in thin sheets that can be transformed in a multitude of wonderful cork leather accessories. Unlike the heavy chemical processing of leather, cork leather production is chemical-free.
Unlike leather, cork fabric is 100% natural and vegan, water repellent, stain resistant and scratch-proof. Another advantage of cork fabric over leather is that it’s very low-maintenance.
Benefits of Cork
- Soft to Touch
- Environmentally Friendly + Ecologically Correct
- Durable as Leather + Incredibly Versatile
- Waterproof + Stain Resistant
- Dust, Dirt, + Grease Repellent