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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 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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  6. kamelia says:

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

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