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WHAT IS CORK FABRIC AND WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?
We believe sustainability should be beautiful. That's why we strive to seek out earth conscious and sustainable materials.
Our vegan cork fabric is sourced from the bark of the Cork Oak tree in Portugal. The Cork Oak is the only tree that benefits from the removal of its bark. Because the bark regenerates every 8-10 years it is truly an eco-conscious natural resource. After harvesting, the tree absorbs about 5 times the CO2, making harvesting important in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Cork fabric is also stain-resistant, water-resistant, scratch-proof, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, flame retardant, lightweight, and incredibly soft!
ARTISAN MADE IN PORTLAND, OR
Because we hand make all of our items to order in our Portland, OR studio, you can expect the highest authentic quality and attention to detail from Carry Courage bags.
Our maker economy ensures ethical fair labor practices and transparency. Our bags are not mass produced, but hand made in small quantities.
You can assure that you are supporting not only a business, but a maker and a dream!
OUR GLOBAL VISION
To inspire courage and creativity and support collaborative opportunities for women to step out independently and care for their families is why we do what we do.
Norboo's mission is to support single mothers in remote communities of Tibet, teaching them how to use the resources available to them and creating high quality products with materials indigenous to the Tibetan Plateau.
Carry Courage is privileged to partner with Norboo to spread the rich and extraordinary flavor of Tibetan culture to the United States.
It's not the question of whether to buy this bag or not...it's which one do I choose? I can't express how difficult it was to finally settle on the best one for me, but I did end up selecting the walnut brown color. I love the adjustable straps and the way this bag hangs beautifully as it is worn. The outer pocket is perfect for keeping my cell phone accessible and there is no comparison between this handmade bag and something mass produced. It's classy, looks professional, and fits my supplies perfectly both during leisure hours and when I visit clients.
My only regret is I didn't order this sooner. I have been admiring this bag for over a year and asked to have it slightly modified so it could be worn as a cross body bag. Not only was the custom solution an option, but the order was completed quickly! It's soft, lightweight (I mean really light) and fits my lifestyle so well. It holds my wallet, and separates my smaller items with the two large pockets inside. The more I use it, the softer the cork seems to feel! I love this bag!!!
The photos online don’t do the product justice, this wristlet looks absolutely beautiful and I can tell it was made of resilient materials and will last me a long time
I was looking for an eco-friendly alternative to a wristlet/wallet I had years ago. I was pleasantly surprised by how lightweight the Giver turned out to be. The color (Rain) is such a calming shade of blueish-grey. It is just what I was looking for in terms of versatility and style. I do wish the interior pockets were horizontal vs vertical, but it works just the same. My daughter is already asking for one of her own.
I am completely in love with my new bags. I was looking for an eco-friendly toiletry bag for an upcoming trip and came across Carry Courage. After carting the Adventurer, the Rule Breaker flashed across my screen and I knew it would make a great cosmetic bag. My brushes, foundation powder, blush, eye shadow, mascara and lip gloss fit comfortably inside this little pouch. It takes up minimal counter space, is beautifully crafted and so easy to grab and go. Thrilled that I found you!
I was looking for a bag a little larger than the one I’d been using, and came across Carry Courage while researching more sustainable purse options. The Overcomer is a good size for a larger bag, and it looks and feels so well-made — definitely better than some plastic-feeling leather alternatives. The magnetic closure holds really well, and I like the clever outer pocket on the side. It’s a little bit of a splurge for me, but totally worth it, especially to support a small business that values ethical and sustainable practices. I’ll definitely keep the brand in mind next time I’m in the market for a bag or purse!
I love my dreamer bag! I had requested the bag to be altered a bit (strap without the chain flourish and a little longer) and Marisa kindly obliged. It was perfect! And she was friendly and incredibly efficient. Thank you!
Love this tote bag! It's so well made, durable, and beautiful! I sincerely appreciate the size and roominess of the bag!
I was looking for a case for my laptop so I asked Marisa if she could make this one a little bigger and she happily obliged. It also fits the charger and mouse so it all stays together. I feel so stylish when traveling with my Inventor bag!
I bought the Adventurer cosmetic bag and travelled with it for the first time. Absolutely LOVE it! So much room and the organizing pockets inside keep everything tidy. Plenty of room for makeup and skin care and more! The cork is beautiful and the craftsmanship is superior. Can't wait to buy more bags from Carry Courage!
Not only is the bag well made and stylish, shipping was fast and thoughtfully packaged. I am really pleased with the whole experience.
I love this keychain. I love what it stands for, and I love the design. The quality of the workmanship is excellent and I can’t wait to show it off! I’m a customer for life.
I am so happy that I discovered Carry Courage and now I have a cute bag where I can store all my essential oil products and have them organized in one space! It is a super useful bag and has a lot of leftover space on top perfect for storing other beauty products. Another thing I liked about this bag is that you can remove the inside pouch if you are going to travel and need to store more of your personal care products inside and just carry your basic essential oils with you. I love supporting women-owned businesses because it teaches me that anyone can accomplish their goals if you truly believe in them.