You wouldn’t be able to tell from my personal style just how eco-conscious I really am. It’s actually a huge struggle trying to find ethical fashion that doesn’t scream hippie. I have nothing against the whole boho-chic look but it’s totally not for me. I actually prefer classic pieces with some edge and a touch of something trendy. Enter cork! The cork trend is awesome because although it can definitely look hippie-esque, it’s just enough trendy for me to love it! Cork has been slowly popping up on the handbag scene from Diane von Furstenberg to BCBG, and it’s already all over the eco fashion community. No longer is cork bound to the platform on your summer wedges – it’s now coming to life in much bigger ways that will live beyond just one season.
It’s an amazing neutral so it can pair well with anything and honestly instead of nature, it really just reminds me of wine 😂
3 reasons cork is sustainable, according to One Green Planet:
- A single tree’s bark can be harvested approximately once a decade, up to 250 years
- Cork trees absorb 3-5 times more CO2 than most trees
- After production, cork is easily recyclable and biodegradable
Corature is devoted to eco-friendly, vegan practices and has amazing customer service. Their Cork Clutch Purse is a wallet/wristlet with room for tons cards and extras (and conveniently fits perfectly inside of my Angela Roi purse). The best part? Cork is insanely lightweight, which is great when looking for a carryall wallet since you don’t want to be lugging around a purse that feels like it’s full of bricks.
These photos were obviously taken a while ago when it was still cold out and before I went granny gray but hey, better late than never right?
Oh and for my vegan/animal loving readers – don’t worry, this jacket is definitely pleather! I actually decided a while ago to never buy leather again. (side note: it’s weird how long it took me to really make that connection ???)
I’ve already set my sights on some all-cork sandals for summer so I think I’ve already found my next cork purchase! What do you think of the sustainable cork trend? Let me know in the comments!