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Corks By Design, Nature's Leather

vancouver exhibitors Jul 26, 2021

By Corks By Design

When it comes to vegan wallets and handbags, it can be a challenge to find a vegan, sustainable, durable, water resistant, light, soft and unique. All the things you want in vegan fashion.

Cork by Design has the Perfect CORK WALLET for you.

How can the bark of a cork tree is transformed into cork fabric?

After being harvested, the cork bark is left to air dry for six months. Then it’s boiled and steamed to get even more elasticity. Heat and pressure are applied to cork to press it into blocks, which are later sliced in thin sheets that can be transformed into a multitude of wonderful cork fabric accessories. Unlike the heavy chemical processing of leather, CORK FABRIC production is chemical-free!

Cork Fabric is Wear and Tear Resistant

Cork wallets are very sturdy and will last you a lifetime, even if you carry them daily in your jeans’ pocket. Thanks to its honeycomb structure, cork is highly abrasion resistant and has a high friction coefficient.

Cork Fabric is Water Resistant

Water resistance is cork’s best-kept secret: cork ages without deteriorating mainly due to its resistance to moisture. The suberin covering (a waterproofing waxy substance) present in the cell walls make cork virtually impermeable to liquids and gases.

Each wallet is unique as it is a natural handmade product handcrafted by specialized artisans that know how to work with cork fabric.

There is more information about cork on our Cork Properties page

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