Cork is produced from the bark of the cork oak.
Our cork comes from Portugal.
The cork oak stands out because it absorbs more CO2 than it emits even when including the production of cork materials and transport.
Consequently, cork material is a sensible and sustainable choice.
In addition, cork forests are one of 35 biodiverse hotspots like the Amazon, the African savannah, and Borneo because cork contributes greatly to the biodiversity of the large areas where it grows.
Cork goes through a process of 4 steps from being bark on a tree to becoming a sustainable pos product:
- The cork is harvested by peeling bark off the tree. Bark can be harvested when the tree is 25 years old and approx. every 9 years. The cork tree can live up to 200 years which means that it can be harvested approx 15-18 times during its lifetime.
- The cork bark is dried.
- The dry bark is made into granules and pressed together – naturally without the use of glue.
- The pressed granules are made into a solid cork material. The cork material can be of different thicknesses and used for products such as corks for wine, table protectors, placemats, notice, boards, clothes, bags, furniture, furniture fabric, logo signs, beer/ wine coaster, floor coverings, sound-absorbing plates, and much more.