Bags do Grow on Trees
The bark of the cork oak tree is peeled once every nine years when the tree is in a greater state of growth, by hand, by specialist workmen. This means that the tree can then regrow, bigger and stronger, to be farmed again nine years later. The bark is left to dry for six months before being boiled to give it more elasticity and pressed into blocks. The blocks are then cut into sheets of leather to be coloured or dyed to make our beautiful bags. The leathers are lightweight, durable, waterproof, SPF protected, scratch resistant and stain proof. Nature has provided us with a naturally wonderful leather, that is not only beautiful but will stand the test of time too!
After making sure that we had chosen the perfect plant based leather for our bags, it was time to hunt down the perfect lining. It was important to our owner & founder Scott that we use organic fabrics, however, after discussing with our manufacturing team in Italy, we decided on using a fabric that is made from 30% organic cotton and 70% recycled materials. We also use recycled plastics for our internal structuring, as well as working closely with our team in Italy to responsibly source all of our metalware.