Cork fabric or cork leather is a high quality fabric produced from thin cork shavings obtained directly from the bark of the cork oak tree. Much of the production is hand crafted. The innovative characteristics of cork fabric are unique and original. Cork fabric is available in a unique assortment of natural textures, patterns, and designs and is produced with different backing materials dependent on final use.
Advantages of cork
Cork fabric is stylish and sophisticated and is used on a wide selection of products, including handbags, sport bags and luggage, wallets and watches, upholstered and reupholstered furniture, clothing, pillows, yoga mats, shoes, painters canvases, and more. Cork fabric are soft to the touch and pleasant to the view. This material is environmentally friendly and ecologically correct. It can easily clean and long-lasting. Moreover, is durable as leather, versatile as fabric. Cork fabric is waterproof and stain resistant. It is excellent repellent of dust, dirt, and grease. The cork material is manufactured using specialized technologies that make it soft and flexible, making it resistant to cracks. When used, it behaves similarly to the natural skin — delicate creases are created on it. However, unlike it, it is resistant to discolouration and abrasion.
In a society that wants to be more environmentally friendly and anticipating, cork is the only raw material that is 100 percent natural, durable and recyclable. The wealth of its applications and properties has so far not been able to be reproduced using new technologies. Low impact on the environment, energy efficiency, quality, durability and re usability are the characteristics of eco-design, an innovative, future-oriented trend. It is becoming more and more popular because cork stands out in its unlimited potential. Cork fabric is a natural product, renewable and chemically inert. It is not polluting, protecting forests — it does not destroy them. It promotes their cleaning and maintenance. This material enables afforestation of areas under risk of desertification. Cork fabric is health-free, burned does not produce toxic gases. It resistant to wear and tear — remains unchanged despite the passage of time. Cork have lower thermal conductivity between fire-resistant products.