Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 13th 2014 Contents may threaten cork oak forests of Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco,
Italy, Tunisia and France.
Cork is the thick outer bark of mature trees and fully regenerates
over cycles of about ten years, until quality falls off after seven
cycles or so. Cork extraction is one of the most environmentally-
friendly harvesting methods, and cork production provides a sus-
tainable livelihood for people in many parts of the world, according
to the WWF. Portugal is the biggest producer and the primary
source of diversification of cork into accessories. (AP)
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Cork. It s not just for wine stoppers and bulletin
Embraced by some progressive furniture makers
decades ago and a staple in housewares, cork has
found a larger place among shoes, handbags, jewelry
and other fashion accessories.
Designer Elaine Turner is a proponent of cork,
which is renewable, feather light and water-resistant.
So is Ingrid Heinkel, who imports cork accessories
ranging from men s wallets to a woman s backpack
in a tiger stripe design.
Cork is popping up in umbrellas, simple apparel
items like shawls, watchbands, bracelets, necklaces,
hats, belts, golf bags and shoes, shoes, shoes---moc-
casins, flip-flops and Superga sneakers with neon
flecks to Jimmy Choo wedges and Badgley Mischka
And we re not just talking soles and shock-
absorbent footbeds. We re talking uppers in double
straps and gold tips from Turner and vibrant colour
combinations in slides, though cork is often left in
its raw, recognisable state.
"I think we re in a very natural vibe right now,
and a very green vibe. Cork works with that. It s just
something unique. This season it has really hit its
high point," said Alison Minton, who blogs about
accessories at Accessorygeneration.
While Minton sees cork as a seasonal item for
spring and summer, Heinkel went so far as to declare:
"Cork is the new leather." Farfetched? In a recent
interview, she called cork in accessories an emerging
"I think that it s on its way to becoming something
permanent in the marketplace," Heinkel said from
Amelia Island, Florida. "I used to live in Spain, and
I found the handbags on a weekend in Portugal, and
trade shows and I would have to kind of bang the
drums to get people s attention and explain, but now
it has its own momentum."
Spas and the shops of wineries and museums are
big customers for Heinkel, but her most popular item
online at Shopcorkdesign is a hobo handbag in a
natural blond grain.
Turner, fond of natural materials that also include
raffia, started using cork about seven years ago to
further her tropical vacation aesthetic.
"We started making bags and shoes out of it and
it instantly was popular. It s probably our No 1 material
for spring every year," she said. "It s a neutral and
Turner uses a manufacturer in Spain, a part of the
Mediterranean where most of the cork supply comes
"It s very malleable so it translates easily on hand-
bags and shoes. And it s highly durable. There are
no issues with fraying or pulling apart like the raffia.
People love it for travel," Turner said. "It s also cost-
Daniella Ohad, a home design historian, estimated
that 60 per cent of all cork production is for the
wine industry, though the World Wildlife Fund has
warned that plastic alternatives to cork wine stoppers
Cork...not just for wine
and bulletin boards
This product image released by
Elaine Turner shows the Renata
Cork Stacked Heel.
Cork---not just for wine
stoppers and bulletin
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