Vegan Cork Leather

Carbon Positive • Natural • Biodegradable • Recyclable • Renewable • Sustainable

We believe that investing in sustainable materials is one of the most empowering ways to create environmental change. So when we first found out about cork fabrics and the incredible positive impact it holds, we couldn't help but fall deeply in love with this magnificent tree, and her product.

Cork is pretty much as sustainable we can wish for a material to be: it is natural, renewable, 100% biodegradable and recyclable with a great impact on environment and rural economies.

After hours of research, I couldn’t find a soul with a different opinion. There is an overwhelming amount of reasons to work with cork and I can't wait to tell you all about it.

The cork oak

Cork forests: A biodiversity as rich as the Amazonian rainforest.

Cork tree forests are some of the most bio-diverse environments on the planet. The world’s cork oak forests hosts millions of migratory birds every year and is home to a diversity of plant and animals species, many of which are endangered or critically endangered, like the Iberian Lynx, Iberian Imperial Eagle, the Barbary Deer, the Barbary macaque, the Black Vulture, Black Stork, and the Barbary Stag. Were it not for the preservation cork forests, many of the species within these unique ecosystems would be extinct. 

“Cork oak forests support one of the highest levels of biodiversity among forest habitats, as well as the highest diversity of plants found anywhere in the world” - World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Cork forests protect against forest fires.

The bark of the Cork tree serves as a great protective barrier against fire and heat. In a place like Portugal where forest fires are a big issue, cork forests protect surrounding forests while providing a safe haven for wildlife.

The cork industry is a near perfect example of renewable production. The WWF urges people to choose cork stating that the environmentally and economically sustainable cork industry is necessary for the forests to thrive and ensure the future of the countless species that rely on them.

Green, zero-waste processing

When the cork is harvested it get’s taken to factories where it is dried, boiled and turned into the cork fabric we use for our carriers. The amazing thing about these factories is that up to 90% of the energy used for processing the cork is made from burning cork dust; a byproduct of production.

Of the cork that gets taken from the tree, absolutely none of it goes to waste.

Supporting cork is

supporting nature

Choosing a cork product is a vote to preserve cork forests, to support the workers who make their living off of them, and to protect the endangered creatures who call these branches home.

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