Frequently Asked Questions

Using mild detergent and water you can clean it with a sponge. You might have to repeat that operation a couple of times. Once the cork dries it will appear good as

Cork products will last very long, we can compare them to high quality leather goods, and they age gracefully.  

Surprisingly cork fabric is very soft to the touch.  

Yes, they are Vegan, absolutely no animal products are used to handcraft them. All the
products @ Cork by Design are PeTa Approved Vegan

All cork handbags and cork wallets are water repellent and don’t get watermarks. That is why you can clean them with soap and water with confidence. There is no need to spray them.  

Yes, cork is an amazing natural material as it is renewable, biodegradable, recyclable, sustainable, mildew and odor resistant. The cork tree (Quercus suber) has a lifetime of 250 to 350 years and is the only tree whose bark regenerates itself after each extraction. It takes 20 to 25 years before the first cork can be extracted . YOU CAN HARVEST THE BARK ONCE EVERY NINE YEARS. It is a naturally green resource.