EcoCork makes quality cork handbags and accessories, a traditional craft handed down for centuries in Portugal. A lightweight and durable alternative to leather, cork is an inherently sustainable resource, being both biodegradable and renewable.
One of the important sustainability factors of the cork trees are their Carbon sequestration properties and characteristics. A cork tree that has its bark removed every 9 years will absorb 3-5 times as much CO2 than a similar tree that is left idle. The tree and bark stores the CO2, and then it accepts more as new growth occurs. Industry estimates show that the CO2-retention capabilities of Portugal’s cork forests are estimated to be as high as five per cent of the country’s annual emissions, or in excess of 4.8 million tons per year.
The thriving cork industry allows for the afforestation of areas affected by desertification risk and promotes the cleaning, maintenance, and protection of cork forests.
Stylish, water resistance, water repellent, and easy to clean and the perfect alternative to leather or less sustainable leather alternatives.