sustainabILITY

Cork is one of the most sustainable materials on the planet. The bark is sensitively removed by hand and does not harm the tree. Harvesting the trees allows them to absorb 5 times more COand significantly reduce greenhouse emissions. Cork oak forests also support one of the highest levels of biodiversity in Europe, with 135 species for every square metre.

pRotecting local environment

 

We work alongside traditional farmers and suppliers, who help protect the forests and local environment, and thus enable residents to live and work in areas that would otherwise be at high risk of desertification.

 

The cork industry maintains hundreds of thousands of jobs by preserving these natural landscapes. Our team are committed to maintaining traditional farming methods that have sustained and protected cork landscapes for centuries.

CorkSpaces' Cylinder Pendant Lamp

Eco-friendly material

 

When you hold a cork product in your hand, you are holding a bit of nature and not a synthetic product. That is the beauty of cork – it is an ecologically real phenomenon that is sustainable without any environmental or ethical damage.

 

“Cork is a 100% renewable, recyclable and environmentally friendly material”

CorkSpaces' Cylinder Pendant Lamp

ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION

 

Sustainably sourced materials, such as cork, are easily recyclable and reusable, which cuts down on landfill waste, and reduces the need to use harmful chemicals in the production process.

 

Any wasted cork shavings become agglomerated cork, and cork powder is an eco-friendly substitute for fuel in factories. Chemical products associated with cork production are often employed in the fashion industry too.

Cork’s carbon footprint

 

Studies have shown that cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2 per year, a significant contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the principal cause of climate change. Besides that, greenhouse gas emissions of cork wine stoppers are 24 times lower than those aluminium seals, and ten times less than plastic models.

 

In Portugal alone, cork forests offset 5 million tonnes of CO2 each year, and they have been ranked as one of the most valuable in Europe and listed in the European Council Habitats Directive.