Cork is vegan-friendly and sustainable not only because I’m using scraps but also because of how cork is grown.
Cork leather is made from the bark of Cork Oaks. Cork Oaks grow naturally in the Mediterranean region of Europe, which produces 80% of the world’s cork, but high-quality cork is now also being grown in China and India. Cork trees must be at least 25 years old before the bark can be harvested and even then, the harvest can only take place once every 9 years. Harvesting the bark is beneficial to the trees and extends their lifespan.
However, in terms of its material characteristics, it is the plant-based equivalent of leather, and it is produced without harming any animals.
Cork is a naturally occurring substance that has been utilized ever since the beginning of written history. It is most commonly associated with its use in wine bottles, but it is also commonly seen in bulletin boards and coasters. Though creative uses for cork have been considered for some time, it is only in recent years that they have been put into practice. The uses for cork are vast, ranging from eco-friendly insulation and flooring to fashionable cork leather purses, wallets, and accessories.
Any time you buy a cork product, you're helping the environment and improving your own life. The act of choosing actions that are better for the environment is contagious; it will cause you to reevaluate your daily routines in every respect, and it will also set a good example for those around you.
Having Cork Jewelry in your fashion style is a great way to promote sustainability. It can be a good way to start talking about sustainable fashion in the bigger picture.