Fashion-forward and sustainable product offers easy to clean, sustainable cruelty-free alternative
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 17, 2013 EcoCork, and it’s parent company Made In Portugal, based in Southern California, takes pride in offering our customers superior quality sustainable products that are not only fashion-forward, but also practical.
Our unique, beautifully crafted EcoCork products are durable, lightweight, waterproof, and easy to clean. But most importantly, cork is eco-friendly and cruelty free. It’s the hip, green alternative to leather.
Cork originates as the bark of a variety of oak tree, which is harvested sustainably in Portugal. Most of the world’s cork supply originates from that country. Ancient forests of cork oak (Quercus suber) in Portugal’s Alentejo region produce more than half of the world’s cork supply. The medium-sized evergreens live between 150 to 250 years. Trees can first be harvested for cork, which doesn’t harm the tree, at about 25 years of age. Subsequent harvests, after the bark has regrown, are made at nine to 12 year intervals; about 12 times in a tree’s lifetime.
Our beautiful EcoCork Handbags are hand cut from soft cork ‘leather’, a natural, sustainable renewable resource, and fashioned into many styles including handbags, shoulderbags, totes, cross-body bags, evening clutches, mens’ and womens’ toiletry cases and wallets, even cork baseball caps! Several vegan models are available as well.
This year is our first year exhibiting at Green Festival, although we’ve been Festival attendees for many years in San Francisco and most recently in LA. We’re very excited to be on the other side of the display table this time!
We hope that you come see us at Booth #330 in Los Angeles and Booth #307 in San Francisco, and check out our product line at www.EcoCork.us.
“Cork, it’s just good karma!”