Cork isn’t just about cork stoppers!
It came into fashion and has never gone out of fashion. The characteristics of this 100% natural and eco-friendly product did not go unnoticed among renowned national and international designers who shape this material to the whim of their imagination. The fashion elite world has become accustomed to seeing cork on the catwalks. And it is here to stay.
it came into fashion and has never gone out of fashion
The eco-friendly cork fabric changed into a cork umbrella and Pelcor was born in São Brás de Alportel, Algarve. The Portuguese brand showed the world what could be done with the bark of the cork oak tree. It showed that the cork fabric has special properties that enables the creation of original, delicate, sophisticated, and environmentally friendly products. It designs and produces umbrellas, bags, wallets, purses, bracelets, hats, belts, pens, notebooks, cases for laptops, mobile phones and pens, among other items. No item is like any other. All are unique.
Designers are choosing cork
Designers and creators are very aware of the benefits o cork in their collections. That’s why they started to innovate and using it more and more. Some of the famous designers are:
- Christian Dior | Bags and accessories
- Stella McCartney | Catenina Sandals
- Christian Louboutin | Sandals
- Dolce & Gabbana | Shoes
- Luís Buchinho | Butterfly Bag
- Ruthie Davis | footwear
- Yves Saint Laurent | footwear
- Rupert Sanderson | footwear
- Jimmy Choo | footwear
- Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci | footwear
- Fendi | footwear
- Prada | footwear
- Miu Miu | footwear
- Donna Karan | footwear
- Giuseppe Zanotti | footwear
- Chloé | footwear
- Jasper Morrison | footwear As Portuguesas | flip flops
- Bolota… and more every day!
Why cork fabric?
The question should be all the way around: why not? (see our dedicated article)
This is probably the most sustainable natural material you can find. Directly from the Nature, it is being called as the vegetal gold, as the importance it assumes on assuring the agricultural, socio-economic but mostly ecological sustainability.
Cork is cruelty-free, natural and sustainable. It preserves the ecosystem for centuries and assures the habitat for a lot of animals. Its versatility allows it to be used in a lot o different fields, from cork stoppers, pavements, fashion and even the space industry.
Cork is the best natural and sustainable material you can use.
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