Sughero Naturale Portoghese
The objects in this line are made of cork from the Alentejo region in southern Portugal. Cork items are 100% natural recycled and environmentally friendly.
Not everyone knows that Portugal is in first place in the world for cork processing. Here the skilled craftsmen work cork, a material that can give life to a wide variety of objects: caps, home accessories, fashion accessories, furniture and floor or wall coverings.
The cultivation of cork plants is an art that requires time and a lot of patience. A cork oak takes 25 years to be productive. However, trees can live up to 400 years and ensure crops for 200 years.
In recent years, cork has earned the podium among the materials most used by design both for its natural origin, an important theme in the commitment to sustainability, and for its properties of elasticity, resistance and thermal insulation that make it suitable for multiple uses. Light and waterproof, cork accessories seem as heavy as stone, but are soft and light to the touch.
Cork is a 100% natural product, it is soft, resistant, versatile, recyclable, hypoallergenic and has thermal properties keeping both heat and cold. Fire resistant, waterproof and durable, cork is perfect for everyday eco-design.
Cork is also an exceptional material for its visual qualities, capable of giving warm interiors. 100% eco, it is naturally resistant to bad weather and mold and thus allows you to avoid having to add additional artificial additives.