The Green Story
Natalie Therése handbags, totes, clutches, zipper pouches and travel gear are handmade from beautiful, high-quality and durable materials that are also environmentally-friendly.
What is CORK FABRIC?
Cork shavings removed from the bark of the cork oak tree are transformed into ultra thin sheets to produce cork fabric. Cork is a natural and sustainable material harvested from cork oak trees every nine years without harming or killing the trees. The bark of the trees naturally regenerates, making cork a renewable resource. Cork is also recyclable and biodegradable.
Cork fabric makes an ideal material for handbags because it is lightweight, soft, easy to clean, stain-resistant, and waterproof.
Why FAUX LEATHER?
Polyurethane faux leather offers a greener alternative to both vinyl (PVC) and to animal leather. PVC is not degradable, leaches toxins in landfills and emits carcinogenic dioxins when incinerated. Animal leather production is a chemical-laden process.
Why ORGANIC COTTON?
*** Photo credit TreeYo Permaculture, headed by Doug Crouch. (https://treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com)