Vegan Cork Leather Crossover Bag
You will love this cork shoulder purse. It is a chic addition to any look and an ode to the 70’s. This sleek silhouette is sized to hold everyday essentials while the interchangeable cork strap provides all the versatility you need.
Top zipper closing
Additional flap magnetic for added security
Comfortable removable hand strap
Adjustable and removable shoulder strap
Exterior back zippered pocket
Interior: 1 zip pocket / 2 open slide pockets
Made in Portugal
Measurements: 11″W x 8″H x 4″D
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 little bit of mild soap. You will be amazed at how easy it is to restore your cork to its original natural beauty.