You may already know that there’s nothing animal- or eco-friendly about leather made from animal skins. Buying leather bags, belts, jackets, or wallets means subjecting cows, dogs, and other animals to the horrors of farms and slaughterhouses. And just like fur, leather is loaded with toxic chemicals to keep it from decomposing in the buyer’s closet.
Enter cork, a sustainable, stylish, and animal-friendly solution. Cork fabric is made from the outer bark of cork oak trees, which naturally grows back, so cork products are as kind to the planet as they are chic.
More and more fashion brands are using this soft, durable, and water-resistant material to create purses, phone and computer cases, travel bags, jewelry, and more.
Want to support these kind companies? Updating your wardrobe with animal-friendly accessories couldn’t be easier. Check out these beautiful ways to rock cork this summer:
This innovative brand makes handbags and accessories from innovative materials like cork, pineapple leaf fibers, and recycled polyester.
Based in New Delhi, Corkiza is an accessory specialist that carries fashionable cork-based totes, crossbody bags, handbags, and wallets.
Jentil is a British company that focuses on simple unisex designs, featuring purses, wallets, laptop cases, and this bag, crafted from high-quality Portuguese cork.
So many varieties, so little time!
This “PETA-Approved Vegan” company offers gorgeous designs for men and women, solving the age-old problem of how to carry all your things.
Rok Cork’s site has a vegan pulldown menu, so you don’t have to wonder which items are vegan.
Boasting the first entirely handmade wooden bags collection in Greece, FeelWood also offers an array of wooden and cork ties as well as other accessories.
This lightweight accessory comes in four varieties, and all of them are 100 percent vegan.
10. Apron by Pelcor
This unisex apron, which makes cooking look so good, is just one of many stylish cork items by this Portuguese brand.
We also love Elaine’s vegan Cork Chain Wrap Bracelet.
Handmade in Greece, this clever bag can be carried in three ways: as a backpack or a crossbody bag or slung over your shoulder.
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