8 facts about cork
1. CORK IS RENEWABLE
As well as 100% natural, recyclable and biodegradable.
2. CORK IS DURABLE LIKE LEATHER
And it feels like suede. Because it's highly resilient to scratches and dirt, the material keeps its good looks over time.
3. CORK PRODUCTION IS ÜBER NATURE FRIENDLY
Trees are never cut down or harmed in the process. Rather, more trees are planted and the cork forests nourished with increased production.
4. CORK IS WATER RESISTANT
And it floats! Great for all clumsy sailors.
5. CORK PRODUCTION CLEANS THE AIR
A harvested oak is by law left for 9 years to regrow its bark. During this time the tree absorbs up to five times more CO2.
6. CORK OAKS GROW NATURALLY
With zero inputs: no pesticides, no artificial application of water, no pruning.
7. CORK FACTORIES HAVE SMART SOLUTIONS
Most get up to 90% of the energy needed to process the cork from burning cork dust - a natural byproduct of the production itself.
8. CORK FORESTS THRIVE WITH LIFE
Cork forests support great biodiversity. One of the riches in the world in fact, second only to the vast rain forests in the Amazon.