About Cork


For more than 400 years, cork obtained from the bark of cork oaks has been primarily used as a material for bottling wine. Cork is elastic, dense and also slightly permeable to air. This completely natural material is therefore ideal, not only for closing champagne and wine bottles, but also for making floor coverings, purses and shoes.

When the bark of a cork-oak tree is harvested, a new layer of cork grows back during the nine years, allowing it to continue to absorb carbon dioxide while preserving the cork forest ecosystem and the maintenance of natural species.

Cork industry contributes not only to local development and cork-oak field ecosystem, but also facilitates reduction of detrimental consumption of other materials that it replaces.