Everything you need to know about Cork
Cork is one of our favourite eco friendly materials, we make the majority of our sustainable homewares using it.
Here are the answers to some of our frequently questions about cork.
Where does your cork come from?
What are the properties of Cork?
Cork is such a perfect raw material that no industrial or technological processes have yet been able to replicate its features.
- Cork continues to absorb CO2 even when made into a LIGA product
- It is soft to touch & lightweight
- Cork has excellent elasticity, compressibility & resilience
- It is heat resistant and easy to clean
How eco is cork and the way it is produced?
Cork has high eco credentials from its growth to the way it is harvested to the way it is made into products. The cork dust is used to make 60% of the energy needed to power the factory. Cork is harvested naturally by hand.
How is Cork Harvested and does it hurt the tree ?
Where do Cork Oak trees grow
They grow mostly in the Mediterranean. In Portugal they grow in forests called Montado which are home to many endangered species such as the Imperial Eagle and the Iberian Lynx as well as many flora and fauna.
Lifecycle of the Cork tree
Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better
— Albert Einstein