We are making a big move towards cork this year. Here’s why…
Cork is a sustainable resource, both renewable and biodegradable. The cork oak tree is unique in that its thick bark can be stripped off every decade to extract the cork without damaging the trees.
The cork we use for our eyewear is offcuts from wine cork production and is grown in Portugal. Other benefits of cork? Cork is resilient, lightweight, natural, breathable material that is hypoallergenic and has a high friction resistance. It’s also 100% renewable, natural and vegan. And it floats.
We also love just working with it and wearing it.
Below: Nomfundo wearing Cork Cosmo