Cork ! the new leather, we like to say - Cork, like wine corks ? The same material used in our wine bottles is what we're talking about. Cork forests are primarily found in the Western Mediterranean and the trees live between 150 -200 years with the inner bark, which is cork, removed every 9 years or so. The process does not stress the tree in any way; in fact it strengthens the tree resulting in longevity of the tree.
Cork fabric needs very little in the way of care to maintain its beauty, just a little soap and water. Cork cells contain a natural waxy substance which does not allow cork to absorb dust, dirt or moisture. A natural patina develops over time - similar to well worn leather - resulting in a beautiful finish.