Everything old is new again.
Cork from the cork oak tree, also known as the Quercus Suber, has been around since 3000 B.C. in Egypt, China and Persia. Known for use as bottle stoppers and cork boards, there are now a large variety of products being made from cork. Cork’s popularity is beginning to hit its stride as awareness grows of its benefits to the planet, its properties and its application as a plant-based vegan leather alternative.
Sustainable, Eco-Friendly and Good for the Planet
Cork oak trees grow in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, primarily in Portugal, Spain and France. The largest cork forest in the world grows in Portugal where it is the national tree and has been protected by law since the 13th century. Cork oak trees can live up to 300 years and are harvested numerous times throughout their long life beginning when a tree is between 15-20 years old. The trees are not cut down or harmed during harvest making it a sustainable resource and harvesting increases their life span. Cork comes from the bark which is carefully stripped by hand from the tree. The harvesting and processing of cork does not have any harmful effects nor does it involve any toxic chemicals or by-products.
Products made from cork are eco-friendly, sustainable and renewable, biodegradable and support the future of our planet. Cork also offers a Peta-approved plant based vegan leather alternative. Products made from cork oak bark are unique and stylish and made with a material for the future. At Renewal Products, We Love Cork and are happy to share what we have learned about this invaluable natural resource. We currently offer cork yoga mats, cork yoga blocks, cork purses, cork wallets and cork coin purses. Check out our cork products below.