ork, it's when we open a bottle of wine, as cork are often used as stoppers. Cork was once popular also as wall and floor tiles (though they are still in use), they had gone out of favour. But because cork is a sustainable and renewable material and impermeable, it is now popular again and used for a variety of products, from bags, gift wares to furniture.
About 50% of cork harvested annually worldwide comes from Portugal which is why Portuguese company Pelcor® uses cork skin for their debut own-brand collection of ladies’ bags, lugguage, fashion accessories, ipad sleeves, iphone holders, umbrellas and a range of office and gift items.
The Pelcor range was premiered recently at the Portuguese embassy in London, the first stop for their launch. The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection features different textures and a range of colours, from a warm orange to deep berry, and a dark, winter blue, their key colours for the season, complemented by These will be natural cork shade, chocolate, charcoal and pearl. The designs are basically functionally and easy on the eye. Pelcor’s eco-friendly range of products are made with cork skin which can be sometimes combined with conventional leather, suede and textile materials.