Hello and welcome to CorkTrend.
We are pleased to have you here and share our passion with you.
Below you can find out more about us, what we do and why we do it.
It all started back in 2019 with an idea for a better world, at first online and now with a floating pop up shop that you can follow and visit at a canal towpath near you.
CorkTrend is an eco-friendly and ethical shop specialising in fashion, home and yoga products made from sustainably sourced Portuguese cork.
We work with the best Portuguese factories and suppliers, who manufacture our designs to the highest quality.
Why we chose to work with cork?
RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE
As well as 100% natural, recyclable and biodegradable.
Cork is obtained from the cork tree's bark. It is stripped by hand, which makes it one of the most eco-friendly harvesting methods.
The tree itself is never cut down and the bark is ready to harvest again in approximately 9 years, which makes this material 100% renewable.
WATER, MILDEW & MOLD RESISTANT
About 45% of the mass of cork is a waxy compound known as suberin which makes it naturally resistant.
Cork is also about four times lighter than water.
Because cork does not absorb dust, it helps protect against allergies. That makes it a safe, natural material for your lifestyle.
GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
It is estimated that every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2.
Cork forests are home to many animal species including the endangered Iberian Lynx.
By choosing cork you help keep those forests healthy and thriving, which in return helps the environment.
There is no shortage of cork, in fact current supply can meet global demand for at least 100 years.
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