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Cork - The New Leather

Barbara Burris

Cork - The New Leather

  Cork leather, cork cloth, cork fabric... whatever you want to call it. It's the new leather!  Cork is the bark of the cork-oak tree which grows mainly in Mediterranean regions, such as Portugal. The bark is extracted and the tree renews itself, making cork a natural, recyclable.   Portugal is known for producing the finest cork on earth.  Cork fabric is natural and durable, easily washable, and highly fashionable.  The cork textile joins the unique characteristics of the cork material with a very rigorous manufacturing process that allows achieving great levels of mechanical, sensorial and    microbiological properties.  Real cork bark...