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Did You Know?

  • Our handbags are made from cork?
  • Cork is water resistant?
  • Cork is used in fishing equipment?
  • Cork is a natural fire retardant?
  • Cork is hypoallergenic?
  • The cork oak tree remains the only tree whose bark can regenerate itself after each harvest, leaving the tree unharmed?
  • Cork was used for fishing floats as early as 2500 BC in Egypt?
  • The Romans used cork to make shoes, construct of house roofs and ships?
  • A French monk called Dom Pérignon in the early 1600s, used cork as a stopper for bottles of wine?
  • Cork is one of the most important materials used in spacecraft?