Cork: A Sustainable Fabric With Real Bark

by , 10/11/09   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

Cork purse by Cork Boutique

Photo by Cork Boutique

CORK \ˈkȯrk\

n. 1 a: An impermeable, buoyant, fire-resistant material that is stripped from the bark of the cork-oak tree every nine years. (The tree has an average life expectancy of 200 years.) b: Used in flooring, upholstery, clothing, accessories, and, of course, wine stoppers. c: A strong case for the conservation of cork-oak landscapes, which support remarkable levels of forest biodiversity, including endangered species such as the Iberian Lynx, the Iberian Imperial Eagle, and the Barbary Deer.

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One Response to “Cork: A Sustainable Fabric With Real Bark”

  1. kamelia says:

    Does anyone know of where I can buy some cork fabric by the meter?

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