Beautiful, robust, sustainable and vegan
Alongside our leather hand-tooled goods we also offer a growing range of handmade accessories using cork fabric. These make the perfect gift for a vegan friend or if you are looking for something a little different.
Cork fabric is a remarkable material. It is a natural plant-based product, produced from the bark of the cork oak tree in Portugal. It is 100% sustainable. A layer of bark is stripped from the tree and then finished with a backing material composed of a mix of cotton, recycled polyester and polyurethane. The bark grows back ready to be harvested again in seven years.
It is a great alternative to leather, being lightweight, waterproof, stain resistant and durable. It is also anti-fungal and very easy to care for; it just needs to be wiped clean and allowed to dry naturally.
Cork fabric is available in a huge range of colours and designs, enabling us to produce distinctive, stylish wallets, bags and other accessories. We even make dog poo bag dispensers for the dog lovers in your life!
We import the fabric from Portugal and then make all the items ourselves, here in the UK. This means that we can offer a customisation service, at an additional cost, if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for in our stock items. To commission a custom item, visit our Bespoke cork page to find out more.