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 PRODUCTION STANDARDS
Carry Courage is proud to have been approved by The Etho through their ethical verification process to ensure safe and ethical working conditions, environmental considerations, and payment of minimum wage or above.