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"CORK LEATHER" COLLECTION

MEVERDE  is venturing into CORK COLLECTION. We are UNCORKING THE CORK COLLECTION! As always closer to nature, handcrafted by artisans and Peta certified. Our products are ethically made in European Union with minimal
environmental impact.
What is cork leather?
It’s possible you’re now wondering, ‘What is cork leather?’ After all, despite our familiarity with corkitself, many of us aren’t aware of cork leather or where it comes from. Interestingly, cork is derived froma tree — the cork oak tree, Quercus suber — that is native to Southwest Europe and Northwest Africa.
At least half of the global production of cork comes from Portugal alone, and most cork suppliers are based there. This species of tree covers around 8% of the country, constituting 28% of its total forests.
History of cork and cork leather Natural cork has been used by humans for thousands of years. In fact, as far back as 5,000 years ago, we started using cork to seal bottles and other containers.
In 1209, the Portuguese established the first known agrarian laws to protect their cork oak forests. To
this day, the trees are protected — you can’t cut one down or cut off any of its bark without a special
permit. These strict laws have paid off as Portugal enjoys thousands of miles of cork oak tree forests that
currently expand at a rate of 4% per year.