CORK is natural, recyclable, renewable and biodegradable – the noble material par excellence.
Cork comes from the bark of the Cork oak, which is a tree that mainly grows up in the Mediterranean region.
Cork oak lives on average 180 years. His bark is harvesting every 9 or 10 year, and during this period the trees will never be cut or damaged. After the harvest, a new bark grows.
Thanks to the photosynthesis, the Cork oak is one of the tree species that absorbs the most the CO2, by fixing the greenhouse gas in his cells. The final result is positive for the environment because the carbon footprint becomes negative.
The adult tree maintains the life of the forest, and its natural ecosystem keeps the moisture of the floor and its roots protects the earth from erosion. The Cork oak forest is also the shelter of a huge number of animals.
Also known for its original beauty and its amazing characteristics, the Cork stays one of the most renewable and ecological resources in the world.
• 0 trees cut for the harvest of the bark.
• 80% of the Cork oak are located in Portugal and in Spain, which create new jobs in rural areas.
• 50 kilograms of CO2 are absorbed by the Cork oak for every kilogram of cork harvested.