Our cork comes straight from the heart of Portugal. With a lifespan of around 300 years, cork oak trees are harvested for their bark each decade, no harm is done to the tree and just the bark is stripped to create beautiful cork products. Cork forests help maintain the biodiversity around and is said to absorb 4.8 million tons of CO2 per year in Portugal. Cork is a natural animal friendly alternative to leather and is also known as the vegan leather or tree skin.
All our cork products are hand stitched and manufactured by artisans from Portugal. We work with local cork manufacturing units. Starting from the harvesting to the end product, every process goes through with care. We Portuguese take pride in our cork craftsmanship as it has been part of our culture since years. Cork Element products are designed for the modern crowd who appreciate sustainable and conscious living.
I bought a backpack for my mother, she loved it. Shipping was fast and I recommend this brand.
Great vegan fashion company. I especially love their collection of travel. I bought the cork rucksack and it is so unique!