made in britain
can be personalised
Handcrafted in our South Devon studio, vegan and sustainable this cork passport case is a perfect gift for the eco traveller.
Designed with the planet in mind this vegan passport case is individually handcrafted in our South Devon workshop from the highest quality Upholstery grade cork 'leather'.
Cork is regarded as one of the most sustainable and eco friendly materials on the market. As well as it's eco credentials it also posesses many other qualities such as strength, water resistace and it is extremely light-weight
This passport case can also be personalised with a name, initials or a short message in silver or gold foil using our traditional hot foil press, making it the ideal gift for an eco traveller.
Available in a variety of colours to suit every taste - This is the ideal travel companion!
Personalisation can be in silver or gold foil.
What is Cork?
Cork is the outer bark of the Cork Oak tree (Quercus Suber). It's made of water resistant cells that separate the outer bark from the delicate interior bark. Cork is stripped from the tree without causing any harm, in fact, harvesting helps the tree to enter a regeneration process, which extends its lifespan in the long-term making cork a truly sustainable material.
How is Cork 'Leather' Made?
Once removed from the tree the cork is left to dry out for six months. After this period the cork is boiled in water to enhance it's elasticity. It is then shaved into very thin sheets and layered onto a woven fabric backing using non toxic glue. Finally a non-toxic sealant is applied.
What are the Benefits of Cork 'Leather'?
* A natural material
* 100% plant based vegan textile
* Produces no waste in extraction, processing, or production
* Stain resistant
How Durable is Cork 'Leather'?
Cork fabric is often compared to leather regarding it's durability, due to it’s chemical make-up and honeycomb structure cork is highly abrasion resistant. It is also naturally waterproof and stain resistant.
As with any material there are varying grades of cork fabric which is why after an extensive search we have sourced a premium upholstery grade of cork fabric that has undergone rigorous durability tests.
Cork is simple to clean with mild soapy water.
Height: 14.5 cm, Width: 10 cm, Depth: 1 cm