ABOUT CORK FABRIC
As Portuguese, cork fabric is a natural choice for us. Our passion for fashion and love for nature fueled the idea of trendy yet eco-friendly cork accessories. Cork leather is a highly sustainable material, vegan and biodegradable. Thanks to it´s unique texture and softness, it allows users greater interaction with nature. Cork vegan leather properties are unmatched by any other material. It has a unique, natural pattern that transmits a story of cork oak trees to each CorkLane piece.
CORK FABRIC PRODUCTION PROCESS
Cork Oak Tree →
It takes 5 decades to obtain high quality cork from the tree
Harvesting is done every 7-10 years
Cork bark →
The cork bark has to be disinfected and use to produce cork blocks
Cork blocks →
Blocks are sliced into extremely thin layers
Cork layers are used to create high quality textiles
It takes approximately 5 decades to grow a mature cork oak tree that has high quality bark. Then, depending on climate conditions, the tree can be stripped every 7-10 years. It is important to highlight that cork bark harvesting causes no harm to the tree and is actually a beneficial process. A stripped cork tree absorbs, on average, five times more CO2. The cork bark obtained from the trees is disinfected and used to produce cork blocks. To obtain soft and flexible yet durable cork fabric, extremely thin layers are sliced from blocks and used to create high quality textiles.
Cork fabric is made mostly with natural origin materials. It does not contain any heavy metals or their compounds, organic solvents, mineral fibres or formaldehyde. In order to achieve higher product characteristics additional synthetic materials are applied, yet none of them could cause harm to the environment or health.
CORK FABRIC PROPERTIES
Cork fabric does not contain any animal-derived components.
Cork has waterproof properties making it the perfect material for apparel accessories and upholstery.
REDUCES GREENHOUSE EFFECT
Every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tons of CO2.
Cork fabric´s anti-static and hypoallergenic qualities allow it to be in safe contact with your skin.
Cork fabrics are biodegradable and produced from renovable resources.
Portugal is home to the best cork worldwide. All our fabrics are made with cork from Portuguese origin.
WARM AND SOFT TOUCH
Cork has a unique texture and touch that is warm, pleasant and luxurious.
Cork leather despite it thickness and durability remains lightweight and easy to work with.