When I first heard about cork bags I was very curious. I had heard of cork yoga mats and cork yoga blocks, but I wasn't sure how a cork bag would feel or hold up. I knew that cork was extremely durable and also light weight. It is waterproof and stain resistant, and who doesn't need that in a handbag?y I also learned that the cork sourced from Portugal, which is what is used normally for handbags, is one of the most sustainable materials in the world, since the bark not only regenerates but is removed without harm to the tree. These are actually the only trees where the bark can be removed without damaging the entire tree.
However, most of the cork bags that I found were made with nonrecycled polyester lining and toxic dyes and factory produced, which made them not so eco-friendly and not so great quality. I finally found some made here in the USA that were handmade with 100% Certified Organic Cotton lining and nontoxic colors. Though there are some PU accents, it is water based and without toxic chemicals or dyes.
I decided to give it a try and get a sample for myself to get a close up look and feel of the cork. I was completely impressed with the quality and luxurious feel of the bags, photos just cannot do these bags justice. The stitching is top-notch and meticulous. The cork leather itself is supple and flexible, yet incredibly strong. The bags are so lightweight and easy to carry, even the large one. The hardware is high quality and sturdy. This is truly an outstanding line of handbags that will not disappoint.