We've been impressed by cork as an alternative to leather for many years. The raw material is obtained from the bark of Portuguese cork trees. The tree doesn't have to be felled to obtain it, just the bark has to be peeled. This grows back again the following year and absorbs CO2. So using this material helps to preserve the cork tree forests and increase the absorption of CO2.
What are the benefits of cork?
- nice look and feel
- robust material
- grown in sustainably maintained protected areas