Like Wine Corks?
Yes, it’s the same material, shaved from the bark of
cork trees. We use what is essentially cloth, made from thin
strips of the same kind of cork, to create the most unique,
luxurious, lightweight handbags that have ever been available.
Me More About How Corx Fashion Accessories Are Made…
Cork oak forests are found in the western region of
the Mediterranean, with the majority of the forests
found in Portugal. The trees live between 150-200 years
old with the bark (cork) removed by hand every nine
years or so. This process does not stress the tree in
are made with very thin strips of cork to create a fabric
that is similar in many ways to leather, except cork
is much lighter. These sheets are hand sewn together
to create CORX products. Each is made one at a time
in small shops located throughout the cork growing region
What Kind of Special Care Do They Need?
None. Simply use water and a little soap to clean when necessary.
Bear in mind that the membranes that make up the cork cells
contain a waxy substance, called suberin, which does not allow
the cork to absorb dust, dirt or moisture.
Browse our catalog of luxury cork
handbags, jewelry, homeware and other fashion accessories.