Cork comes from the bark of the Quercus suber(cork oak) tree. It is extracted without any water, pollution, or harm to the tree. When harvested, the tree will naturally regenerate its bark. During this regeneration process, the cork oak’s ability to absorb CO2 increases. A harvested cork tree absorbs 3-5 times more CO2 than a non-harvested tree. Because of this, the Portuguese Montado (cork oak forest) can be credited for offsetting 10 million tons of carbon every year.Once extracted, the cork airdries for several months before being boiled, flattened and transformed into cork products. Cork harvesting is a sustainable, cruelty-free and chemical-free process.
Apply warm water and mild soap to a clean cloth. Gently scrub in a circular motion. You can then allow the cork to airdry.
While traveling in Portugal a few years back, we stumbled upon cork. After learning about this eco-friendly, sustainable material, we knew we wanted to bring it to the US. Not only is cork harvested through a sustainable process, it is also:
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