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Corature + Loveland Farm Sanctuary | Supporting a Great Cause

When Loveland Farm Sactuary reached out to us the other day we were impressed with what they're trying to pull off and we were thrilled to lend them a helping hand. Loveland Farm Sanctuary is opening the first farm sactuary in Orange, County California. They want to provide shelter and care for abused and neglected farm animals in Southern California (The world if they could!). They would like to offer a hands-on, interactive learning experience to the community which will surely do a lot of good.We support this mission and gladly sent them some of our cork products to help them raise funds. Loveland Farm Sactuary will be holding their inagural event and silent auction to raise funds on April 2nd.  If you're...

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Nike Jumps on the Cork Trend with their Cork Tennis Pack

When a powerhouse like Nike gives a nod to cork people tend to take notice. Cork is going mainstream and it's hard to deny it's bright future at this point. Abercrombie is overhauling their retail stores with cork and vegan leather and now we have this new release from Nike. Cork is definitely "on trend" in fashion these days. It would be great to see Nike offer alternatives to leather in this "cork pack" but as a small company that strictly sells cork fashion accessories it's nice to see a company the size of Nike take notice and give the material the nod of approval. Imagery below by Billy's Tokyo.       If you would be interested in a leather...

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Cork Leather: Rising Star of the Global Eco-Fashion Movement

Vegan leather fashions are springing up all over the world lately, from haute couture to affordable street wear. With its unique combination of style, performance, and small environmental footprint, cork leather is gaining global buzz.   With 2016 being hailed as “the year of the vegan”, the Google search term shot up with a 90% increase over the past year. But interest in sustainable topics is more than just a trend- it’s become a global movement, thanks to animal rights groups, YouTube and Instagram influencers. Now, fashion designers around the globe are keeping the ball rolling with innovative cork leather clothing on the runway.   Why Sustainable Fashion?   Unlike so many other trends -which are often “out” as quickly...

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3 Ways That Cork Makes a Positive Environmental Impact

Every time you pull out your wallet to make a purchase, you essentially cast a vote for the Earth’s future. The echoes of its impact- for better or worse- will continue to reach future generations of young plants, animals, and humans.   If you are someone who looks at ingredients and tags in search of the most Earth-friendly materials, cork should be at the top of your list- and it will be, once you hear its story. When you examine its ecology and get “under its skin”, so to speak, the power of this incredible sustainable material is impossible to ignore.   Natural cork is something you can proudly wear and discuss when its unique look prompts those inevitable questions....

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Harvesting the Cork Oak Tree

This video gives a good first person look at what it's like to harvest a cork oak tree. The Cork Farmers are extremely skilled at what they do and ensure that they do not damage the tree is anyway. Watch below through the eyes of a farmer wearing Google Glass     An incredible process that maintains the cork forest habitat, helps the trees thrive, and even benefits the air that we breath.   Choose to use cork!

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