Materials we use

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Cork & Cork fabric

Cork fabric, or cork leather as it is sometimes called, is a high quality fabric produced from thin cork shavings obtained directly from the bark of the cork oak tree. The cork fabric is also a biodegradable material, produced from renewable resources. The Cork Oak tree grows primarily in Spain, Portugal and France and, unlike other trees, it is the only tree in the world that can be stripped of its bark and not die, thus making the harvesting of cork 100% sustainable. Moreover, it is estimated that every year Cork Oak forests retain up to 14 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, thus reducing the greenhouse effect.

Characteristics:

  • Natural, sustainable and biodegradable
  • Renewable resource
  • Incredibly soft and pleasant to the touch
  • Lightweight
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Waterproof
  • Stain and scratch resistant
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • European origin
  • Unique, no two pieces are alike

 

Pinatex

Pinatex is natural and sustainable, non-woven textile made from pineapple leaves fibres which are the by-product of the pineapple harvest. Thus no extra land, water, fertilisers or chemicals are utilised in its production. It is a unique and new material that promotes positive social, cultural and environmental impact. Moreover, Pinatex is 100% animal-free, so no animal by-product is used in any stage of the production, which makes it a perfect sustainable and vegan alternative for leather.

Characteristics:

  • Natural and sustainable
  • Strong
  • Breathable
  • Soft
  • Lightweight
  • Scratch and water resistant
  • Durable

 

100% natural wool felt

Wool is a natural fiber harvested from sheep. This natural fiber is a rapidly renewable resource as it is harvested without injuring the animal and is a biodegradable natural material. Domesticated sheep’s wool has evolved to continue growing so shearing is necessary. 100% wool felt is a non-woven textile produced from raw wool fibers that undergo a wet felting process of matting, condensing and pressing. This ancient process involves  solely natural ingredients, including sheep’s wool and water.  The processing of wool requires very little environmental impact compared to other natural fibers or man-made fibers and, since wool felt is made of sheep’s wool, this means that after the felt product becomes worn out, it can be safely disposed of as it is 100% biodegradable. Moreover, the felt we use in our products is made in Europe, thus satisfying strict production guidelines, and dyed with non-toxic and heavy metal-free dyes, making this product also safe for children.

Characteristics:

  • Natural, sustainable and biodegradable
  • Renewable resource
  • Sturdy, smooth and pliant
  • Lightweight
  • Provides thermal insulation
  • Made in Europe from South American sheep's wool

 

Green Cast

Green Cast is a new generation of environmentally friendly acrylic sheets that is 100% recycled and recyclable. Green Cast sheets are VOC free and are made from acrylic scraps resulting from the production process as well as post-consumer waste. Manufactured in Italy and independently verified and tested by German and Italian universities, the production of this material requires less water consumption and has lower CO2 emissions than virgin acrylic sheets. Moreover, at the end of its lifecycle, the material can be recycled over and over again.