We use 100% natural cork fabrics, from the Mediterranean, to create wallets, handbags, sleeves and travel accessories for both men and women. Our cruelty-free range of products earned us the PETA-approved Vegan certification.
Less is more. We strongly believe in minimalism, functionality and sustainability. Arture assures quality lifestyle accessories that are forever. Utmost care is taken in procuring our materials to ensure that least harm is done to the environment. The lifestyle of our customers is a key consideration while making any of our designs.
What is Cork fabric?
Cork is the bark of a tree called Quercus suber. Most people will associate cork to the stoppers used to seal wine bottles. We use the same material to make our products! Cork is predominantly found in the Mediterranean region, which is where our fabric is cultivated. The process of harvesting cork oak does not harm the tree.. It is a completely eco-friendly material and is 100% natural. Cork has many unique qualities, such as being fully water-resistant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, fireproof, and buoyant... and, of course, has an absolutely fabulous texture. It is incredibly light and flexible. It is strong and durable, and capable of self-maintenance, but also soft and versatile. Its pliability has made it an ideal choice.
Cork cultivation has been a family heritage in the Mediterranean for centuries. The process involves stripping the bark from a mature tree. The stripping is done only during the late spring and summer seasons. The tree is then left to regenerate its bark over a period of 9 years. The harvested bark goes through a process of boiling, volumising and then dehydrating. Once the bark has reached the required state, it is finely sliced into sheets and mounted on a soft backing . And lo! -Cork fabric!