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Our materials

The bags are made from cork, a sustainable material. Keeping the environment in our core values and beliefs, we take responsibility in sourcing the highest quality materials and ensuring the highest standards are met with regard to sustainability and the impact it has on the environment. The bags are eco-friendly, lightweight, strong and hypoallergenic.

Cork advantages include:

100% vegan/ Natural material/ Half of the weight of animal leather/ Extremely strong/Highly durable/ No PVC/ Non-toxic chemicals/ Hypoallergenic/ Impermeable to liquids and gasses/Fire retardant/Water resistant.

The harvesting of the cork oak tree

Approximately every ten years the outer layer of the bark of the cork oak tree is stripped off. Cork is harvested on a sustainable basis and the stripping of the bark does not harm the tree. The tree then goes through the process of forming new layers of cork and restoring its protective barrier. A cork oak tree can be safely harvested up to 20 times during its life cycle. No tree is cut down for this process. The agriculturalists who harvest cork are highly skilled in the art of cutting off the bark without damaging the cambium layer of the trunk of the tree. Generations of families harvest the same tree in the same location since one tree can live up to 300 years. This is also a vital source of income to thousands of family farmers.

Cork properties and its worldwide use

The bark of the cork oak tree has a unique honeycomb structure, which makes cork water proof and airtight. Due to this unique structure, the properties of the cork oak tree make it suitable for its worldwide use. For example, it is very light, fireproof and resistant to abrasion. It is flexible and impermeable to liquids and gasses. It is also hypoallergenic. Cork oak landscapes play a key role in ecological processes such as soil conservation and water retention. These landscapes absorb carbon monoxide reducing harmful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. A harvested cork oak tree absorbs up to five times more carbon monoxide than non-harvested trees.

Giving back to nature

With the constant threat of global warming, we need to ensure a healthier life for our future generation. For this reason, we plant a tree for every product sold.