Cork is a material 100% natural, reusable and recyclable and is one of the world's most versatile materials environmental, social and economic perspectives .
Cork is the bark of the cork oak, each cork oak takes 25 years to be harvested for the first time. It is the only tree whose self-regenerating bark that allows it to be harvested every nine years, without any tree being cut in this process, which allows it to live on average up to 200 years. The process of extracting cork is an ancient art, made exclusively by hand, without the use of electrical or mechanical tools.
The cork oak forests are a decisive environmental, social and economic pillar in the Mediterranean countries. They support a unique and fragile ecology that constitutes a habitat for rare or endangered species. They also provide an essential contribution to the air we breathe, as they are natural co2 retainers, the biggest cause of global warming. It is estimated that cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2 every year, being a valuable aid for the reduction of greenhouse gases, the main source of climate change.
These forests are a perfect example of the balance between preserving the environment and sustainable development - just the fact that no trees are felled during the entire process is a unique case in terms of sustainability. The agriculture associated with the cork oak gives rise to several branches of an economy with a great future, hence it is the best paid agricultural activity in Portugal. The cork industry is the engine of this sustainable development, helps to keep thousands of jobs and keeps people on their land.
Our cork fabric is a sustainable, innovative, flexible, durable and versatile fabric, made mostly with natural origin materials. No heavy metals or components are used, although additional synthetic materials are applied to archive better product characteristics. Our cork is free of substances that can cause damage to the environment or health.
Portugal's national tree!!!
Anti-bacterial | Hypoallergenic | Thermal and acoustic insulation | Excellent resistance to fire | Impermeable | Abrasion resistant | Excellent elasticity | Softness to the touch | Extremely light | Comfortable and warm feeling