Updated: Jul 31, 2020
VEGAN. SUSTAINABLE. ETHICAL
What is Cork Leather?
CORK LEATHER is a natural and eco-friendly material made from the bark of the cork oak tree, mostly grown in Portugal and Spain. A cork tree takes 25 years to become big enough to be harvested. Cork oak trees have their bark carefully extracted by very highly skilled harvesters every 7-9 years, without damaging the trunk. The bark then grows back and is re-harvested preserving the forest and making it a truly sustainable product.
After harvesting, the cork is stacked in the factory or the forest and allowed to dry. The cork is air-dried for six months then it can be transported to a processor. Once there, it gets cooked and steamed to make the fabric even more elastic. Heat and pressure are applied to the cork to press it into blocks that are later cut into thin slices that can be turned into a variety of beautiful cork leather accessories.
When an aged cork oak tree is removed after 200 years of life, new seedlings are planted in its place to ensure that the cork forest continues to thrive and expand.
Besides creating and protecting natural habitats, cork oak trees can help fight global warming. Every time the trees get harvested they absorb even more carbon dioxide. The trees used by cork producers end up storing more CO2 than unharvested ones.
Cork fabric’s ecological footprint is extremely low, as the material is both recyclable and biodegradable.
The Benefits of Cork Leather
100% Natural and Vegan
Eco-Friendly & Sustainable
Waterproof, Stain/Scratch Resistant & Easy to Maintain
Extremely Soft To The Touch
The Production of Cork Leather is 100% Free Of Chemicals.
Anti-microbial and anti-fungal
Anti-allergic since, unlike leather, it doesn’t absorb dust or toxins
Naturally Beautiful & Unique Look
Every single piece of cork is unique, meaning your item truly is one of a kind.
Not only does cork leather look strikingly beautiful, with so many features & benefits, we hope you are now convinced to get yourself a cork bag! Chase Kind have a brand new range of cork bags and purses as well as laptop cases online now! We have very limited stock, so don't miss out.