Time to talk about our cork cases! The cork case is made out of two layers of cork with a light but strong plastic film called aramid core in between. It’s compounded like a sandwich and pressed together with vacuum. The aramid core is perfect for the purpose of strengthening the case. Portugal and Spain, together manage 81 % of the global asset of cork. The rest of the cork forests is also located in the west part of the Mediterranean. Cork is a fascinating raw material that comes from the bark of the cork oak. The bark is peeled of without harming the tree which means that the harvest doesn’t hurt the ecosystem in the forest. After harvesting, the tree needs to rest for about 7-10 years before next harvest. The longer time between harvesting the better quality of the cork.
Cork is a renewable source of material and is also liquid repellent, making it easy to wipe it of with a cloth and some water and soap. After some time using the case, the cork might become a bit darker but it doesn’t detract from the beauty of it. Rather the opposite, making the cork case our most authentic case.
The most sustainable way to handle your cork case, when you are no longer in use of it is to sort it as plastic waste. The cork is not possible to reuse but it is quite alright, since it is a renewable material. When sorting it as plastic, the amount of plastic can be taken care of and that completely removes the risk of spreading plastic into wrong places.
There is a big problem with microplastic reaching the oceans all over the globe. Make sure you put the case in a bin and not in the street or in nature! We are aiming for a positive net effect, and are currently working to find a fitting environmental compensation for our plastic sales. We are calculating the emissions from the cases and will compensate by helping to remove single use plastic from nature. Together we can make sure that less plastic linger in wrong places.