E. Studio Cross Body Bag in natural Cork : Created just for you, this cross body bag has an exterior made entirely of Portuguese cork fabric. The interior lining is 100% cotton fabric. The purses features a cross body strap (also cork) that is adjustable up to 56 inches in length so that it can change depending on how you want to wear it.
E-Studio products are Vermont handcrafted with PETA Certified sustainable cork from Portugal. The cork bark is harvested from the cork oak tree. The bark is not harvested until the trees reach a certain maturity (generally between 25-30 years old and 24 inches in circumference). The cork oak tree is unique in that it regenerates its bark when it is removed so the tree is unharmed when the bark is harvested. Once a cork oak's bark is harvested, its bark is not removed again for another 9 to 12 years. This tree is unique in that it regenerates its bark so the tree is not harmed in the process. This makes cork a renewable and sustainable products. During the fabric manufacturing process, the cork can be combined with other natural products such as straw or fennel to obtain unique patterning or it can be dyed to add color. Cork is a renewable, sustainable and vegan resource.
• NO Polyurethane • Cruelty FREE (no animal derived ingredients) • E. Studio cork is officially vegan certified by PETA: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Please note that the cork patterning is natural and therefore not uniform. As a result, each item will be unique.
Cork fabric is often referred to as vegan leather. It is soft and supple but also durable, making it an ideal leather substitute. Cork is naturally resistant to dirt and dust. If items do become dirty over time, the cork fabric can be washed with warm soapy water and then allowed to air dry. The fabric will not stain or discolor.