LIGA Life

Cork


Cork... at the very heart of our collection

Cork is incredible, the ultimate natural resource. It has so many amazing properties and is totally eco and we love it and happily it seems so do you!


Our cork is grown and harvested naturally from cork oak trees in the Montado forests in Portugal.

These forests act as a green lung for the planet …

The cellular structure of cork is even similar to the alveoli structure of human lungs

Cork is a living, breathing material. Cork oak forests absorb a huge 32 million tons of CO2 each year. The oak trees in Portugal alone help offset 10 million tons of carbon every year.

AMAZING FACT

Cork continues to absorb CO2 even when made into a LIGA product.

According to a study conducted by a team of researchers from the Forest Research Centre at the University of Lisbon, just one cork wine stopper can absorb up to 112g of C02.

Cork is harvested naturally by hand every nine years without harming the tree. Cork Oak Trees have a long life and give vital support and shelter to many birds, animals, flora and fauna living in the forests.

It feels good the more cork we use, the more trees are planted which is better for us, the wildlife and the planet.


Cork has excellent elasticity, compressibility and resilience as well as thermal insulation. It is heat resistant and easy to clean. Cork is soft to touch, lightweight and hypoallergenic. It’s a perfect raw material that no industrial or technological processes have yet been able to replicate.

Cork is so special, unique and amazing that humans cannot replicate it.