About Cork

Whether you are going to a yoga class, a business meeting, on an adventure or just going through your day as per usual, we have something special for you to wear that serves as a reminder to let that inner beauty shine out - complimenting your true nature!

1. Eco Friendly
With the increasing concern for the environment, cork oak remains the only tree whose bark can regenerate itself after harvest leaving the tree unharmed. It is truly, a renewable, environmentally friendly resource.
2. Natural & Sustainable
Cork fabric is 100% vegan, making it a great leather alternative - thus giving it one of its main sustainability benefits. We call it 'Natures Leather!'
3. Durable
The natural characteristics of cork, together with a series of specific treatments in the manufacturing process, make cork fabric: Wear and Tear Resistant, Water resistant, Scratch and stain resistant and Slow Burning.
4. Unique
Each product is as unique as a fingerprint, as there are no two equal pieces of cork.
5. Smooth & Light
The softness of cork fabric is one of the characteristics that people love the most. With over 50% of its volume being air, no wonder cork is so light.
6. Low Maintenance
It doesnt take much to keep your vegan cork accessories in good shape, all you need to do is clean them with water and soap, making it low maintenance.
Answers for

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS NATURAL CORK FABRIC?
Natural cork fabric, also known as cork leather, is made from shavings directly from the cork oak tree, or Quercus suber. The medium-sized, evergreen oak tree is native to northwest Africa and southwest Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Algeria Tunisia, and Morocco). The tree species is a unique and valuable one. It has dark grey bark that’s thick and knobby. Inside that is where “cork” is found.
HOW IS CORK FABRIC MADE?
Cork fabric starts with harvesting, where the outer section of the bark is peeled back to reveal the inner cork. This can be done without harming the tree itself because the outer bark is able to regenerate itself! In fact, some have suggested that harvesting cork can actually extend its life. Once it’s 25 years old, the cork can be harvested every 9 to 12 years without causing permanent damage to the bark. For the average cork oak (which can reach 200+ years old), 16 harvesting sessions can sustainably take place. No machines are required to harvest the cork, either. A simple axe (like the ones used thousands of years ago) is all it takes. After the cork is harvested, it’s laid out to dry for about six months. Then, the cork is boiled in water, flattened, and molded into whatever material it will be used for. Typically, it’s rolled until extremely flat and thin, then supported by a fabric backing (usually cotton, polyester, or polyurethane).
HOW ARE OUR PRODUCTS MADE?
Most of our products are produced by local South African artisans where their traditional craftsmanship ensures that all products are made with care and a lot of emphasis on the detail ensuring that you only get the best of the best.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY CORK PRODUCTS?
The best way you can care for your cork handbag or yoga mat is to keep it clean. While it’s true that cork might get a little dirtier than leather - especially if it’s used daily - it’s a breeze (through the forest canopy) to clean it. So how to clean cork? Simply spot treat it using a damp cloth and gently rub it until the dirt or stain disappears. For a larger mess (like when your organic lipstick cap comes off in your purse), find comfort in the fact that cork is totally waterproof and can be immersed in warm water for a gentle wash with (ideally) zero waste dish soap. Leave out to air dry and you’re good to go!
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