Cork is an ecofriendly and cruelty-free alternative to leather. Lightweight, durable and stain resistant, it can be used in goods such as handbags, wallets, belts, shoes...even floors. Cork leather offers a PETA approved alternative to leather.
The cork tree can live up to 300 years and benefits from having it's bark removed every 9 years as the tree lives on. Primarily grown and processed in Portugal some cork forest are up to 2,000 years old.
The cork forest provides habitat for wildlife but that habitat has been challenged in recent years as winemakers are moving toward synthetic corks or screw caps. The recent popularity of using cork in accessories has given the cork forests a chance to continue to benefit the wildlife and the planet.
So pick a bottle or pick a bag but Choose Cork!