Eco Friendly Cork Fabric
Cork production methods continuously change, yet harvesting practices remain. Such a fine example of merging cultural respect with new technologies is Corx. This is a company in Sonoma, California with production in Portugal. There they make a new material, cork fabric. The fabric is organic and renewable, with characteristics similar to leather.
- Durable and supple as leather
- Silky-soft to the touch
- Easy to clean
- Stain and scratch resistant
- Water resistant
- Impervious to fading
- Tolerant to extreme heat
- Unique due to the nature of cork
- Environmentally friendly
- Versatile; they go with everything!
Sheets are made from thin strips of cork to create a fabric that is similar in many ways to leather. The sheets are then hand-sewn together to create the Corx bags. Each is made one at a time in small shops located throughout the cork-growing region of Portugal.
As pics here reveal, the Corx handbags and wallets look divine and luxurious. If cork fabric equates to such durable eco-style, I want to know what other goods consumers may expect?