Why Use Cork? A Look at BENT AND BREE’s Cork Bags
Right now, cork is our absolute favorite alternative to leather. Why? It’s natural, biodegradable, renewable and vegan. BENT AND BREE, an up and coming brand that’s dedicated, is renowned for designing cork bags, totes and wallets. We take a closer look into their favorite material.
The Material: Cork
The high-quality cork fabric used in BENT & BREE’s bags is what really makes these pieces shine. Made from the shavings of Cork Oak trees, cork can be harvested every nine years without harming the trees. This makes cork a renewable, biodegradable and altogether sustainable material. What’s more, cork oak trees grow naturally without the use of any pesticides, watering or pruning.
Cork fabric is made by compressing a thick slick of cork with a natural fabric like cotton. In addition to being environmentally-friendly, it’s extremely durable, waterproof, stain resistant and easy to clean. Portugal is the number one producer of cork, as Cork Oak trees are native to the region. BENT & BREE sources its cork from Portugal, where it works with artisans to make gorgeous designs.
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