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In a relationship with cork
We take inspiration from nature, and cork is truly inspiring.
This natural wonder is at the heart of our business and at our core – hence the name Corkor. Cor is also the Latin word for heart, and, curiously enough, the Romans used the same word for skin as for bark – corium – simply an outer layer. But there’s nothing simple about cork, and this remarkable material never ceases to impress us.
Bringing cork to the grown-up world
We grew up surrounded by cork oak trees and learned from tender age to love and respect them, but also to draw inspiration from them. In family field trips through the Portuguese “Montado” areas (cork oak forest landscape) all we could think about was playing with the bits and pieces of cork lying around on the floor. Crafting with cork is a wonderful childhood memory for us.
Clinging on to these memories and driven by the desire to create high-quality products, we brought cork to the grown up world. When we first started, it was only the two of us – and our ideas. Now we are proud to employ local artisans that make natural, respectful and perfectly finished handmade cork products in our Portuguese workshop.
Cork is a part of Portuguese DNA. When you buy a Corkor product you are buying a little piece of Portugal.
Sustainability is one of the biggest issues of our times. It touches many aspects of our lives, right down to the materials we choose to buy. In these defining times where our choices can and will define the future of the planet, cork stands out as the number one eco–friendly raw material.
At Corkor, we feel we can truly make a difference by providing people with a premium, eco–friendly alternative to other highly polluting products. Cork is good for the environment in more than one way: recyclable, reusable and sustainable, cork is also a high–end alternative to leather. Beautiful, sustainable and vegan accessories are our contribution to a better, greener world.
Building a greener, more compassionate world, one cork accessory at a time.
Owner, Maker, Design
"I am a mum and wife: my family is the biggest part of my life! When I’m not designing I like to go out for long walks, to cook and to chat with friends over great food and wine. I also enjoy reading and watching funny movies – provided they have happy endings! Challenging myself to learn and produce better things, educating myself and passing on knowledge is my life's goal."
Owner, Curator, Marketing
"When I’m not at Corkor, I enjoy sports, especially running in the evening when the light is more beautiful. I am a weekend runner and I am planning to do a marathon shortly – so wish me luck! Passionate about photography and Photoshop, I also enjoy being with my friends, family and, of course, spend quality time with my son."
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