Eco-Friendly Cork Backpack handmade in Portugal
This medium Cork backpack will become your every day favorite. Thoughtfully designed – small in size but mighty in space and versatility. The adjustable and removable straps can interchange between a backpack or a crossbody. You choose what best suits your lifestyle.
Authentic Vegan Cork from Portugal
- Zip around closure
- Exterior back open pocket
- Exterior front zipper pocket
- Interior zipper pocket
- Interior iphone slip pocket
- Comfortable top handle
- Adjustable and removable straps
- Protective feet
- Designed in Canada
- Made in Portugal
- Dim: 9″ x 10″ x 4.5″ approx
The Eco-Friendly Cork Tree
The cork tree is one of the most highly renewable and eco-friendly resources on the planet. In fact, harvesting the cork tree helps fight global warming. How you ask? All trees are eco-friendly because of “respiration.” Tree respiration is the process of a tree taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. The amount of carbon dioxide being held by the tree is called carbon sequestration. The trees sequester carbon dioxide and stores it in their trunks, branches, leaves, roots, and bark. The cork tree is an environmental filter.
The Bark of the Cork Oak Tree
Yes, the cork tree is in the family of oak trees. There are over 600 species of the the genus Quercus oak. The dead outer layer of bark of the cork oak tree or Quercus (oak) suber (cork) is amazing and remarkable. It is amazing and remarkable because the bark is unique throughout the plant kingdom. The cork tree is not killed by the harvest. The harvest does not damage the tree. The harvesting of the bark from the tree allows new bark to grow in its place. This new growth increases tree respiration process. Each tree is a renewable source of raw material. In fact each piece of cork bark is unique.
Unique properties of the cork bark are present in the cork fabrics. The fabrics are stain-resistant, water resistant, durable, lightweight, silky soft, and easy to clean. Just use water to clean your cork product. If needed, add a some mild soap. You will be amazed at how easy it is to restore your cork to its original natural beauty.