With sustainability and luxury as the cornerstones of our brand, we wanted to use a material that yielded a premium product that could be sustainably sourced and was environmentally-friendly. Cork was our solution. The cork we use comes from the bark of the cork oak tree. The majority of the Worlds cork is found in rural areas throughout Portugal. To harvest the bark, we employ local Portuguese cork farmers who carefully hand-harvest the trees every 9-10 years. This process actually helps our trees grow faster and live longer. A cork tree can live up to 300 years. The aged cork bark allows us to yield the highest quality textile. Our cork fabric looks and feels just like premium leather, while being lighter, softer and even more durable. Other materials we use include organic cotton for our liners, vegan glues and all-natural vegetable dyes. Furthermore, our products are vegan approved and no harmful chemicals used.