Nature at its best: Preserving Earth one handbag at a time.
We are twin sisters who love to travel, especially to Europe .
As little girls, we always spent our summers in Portugal visiting our grandparents and learning all about our Portuguese heritage .
One summer, we visited the south of France and Portugal, we took in the sights, sounds and fashions. Inspired by our travels through the glamorous Cote D'Azur, we saw beautiful cork products all over Portugal and were immediately delighted and inspired! Our love of travel has influenced the unique names for each individual bag. We fell in love with the softness, style, lightweight and sustainability of the cork handbags. We decided we had to bring this unique fabric back home to the U.S and share these beautiful handbags and accessories with friends,family and fashionistas alike. We hope you enjoy your Cork handbag as much as we loved discovering it for you.
How cork is made
Use a soft damp cloth with mild detergent and wipe gently, let air dry.
Alternatively gentle baby wipes can also be used.
The worlds main Cork Forests are found in the Mediterranean Regions. Today more than half of the worlds Cork raw material comes from Portugal. Cork is the outer bark of the Cork Oak tree. The bark can be harvested from the tree time and time again allowing new bark to grow in its place. After each harvest the Cork tree fully regenerates within 7 to 9 years after harvest, and the process extends the life of the tree by 200 years. The durable material is highly water repellent so it can be worn rain or shine! It is an organic, sustainable material,100% vegan and eco friendly, Easy clean (mild soap and water), Hypoallergenic ( a substance in the cork prevents cork from absorbing water,dust,dirt,mold and mildew). The use of Cork goes way beyond the traditional Cork-stoppers preferred by our Wineries. Our Selected handmade styles come directly from Portugal.
Paula Pereira Manuela Ferreira
Go to www.ferreiracarpenterwinery.com to see how else cork is being used!