As you all probably know, I love handbags.
I’ve always appreciated the look of a leather handbag, and I’m always on the hunt for new, unique, and different styles. Continuing on my path of vegetarianism, recently I made a decision to only purchase non leather (or fake leather) or “faux leather”, also known as “vegan leather” fashion products and accessories. I have many types of “faux leather” handbags now, and I was on the hunt for something unique. So I did what most people do when searching for something, I googled it. A few brands came up that I thought were pretty cool, but not unique enough…for me at least.
After scouring the internet for answers, (also with the help of some behavioral targeting and digital advertising at the helm), in one of those sponsored ads on instagram, in my feed, there it was, a bag made from cork!.
That’s right! cork is no longer for just keeping wine fresh in bottles, or sticking thumbtacks in for notes, it’s now a thing with handbags.
These leather style bags are from the company called “Eve” , and they are freaking awesome! I got the backpack called Genesis Black Backpack. Heres the link to get your
A few interesting facts about the cork used by Eve, for starters the materials used for the bags comes from the bark from a Cork oak tree found in rural areas throughout Portugal.
“To harvest the bark, we employ local Portuguese cork farmers who carefully hand-harvest the trees every 9-10 years. This process actually helps our trees grow faster and live longer. A cork tree can live up to 300 years.
The aged cork bark allows us to yield the highest quality textile. Our cork fabric looks and feels just like premium leather, while being lighter, softer and even more durable.
Other materials we use include organic cotton for our liners, vegan glues and all-natural vegetable dyes.
Furthermore, our products are vegan approved and no harmful chemicals used.
These bags look and feel almost like leather and are designed for an alternative to leather.” – Taken from their website.
I’ve been using this backpack for a few months now and that’s not usual for me but it also tells you how much i love this bag! I loved it so much i had to get handbag as well. These bags are just really cool and i highly recommend them. They are way lighter than leather and even better they are water proof! They carry a bunch of different styles that IMO could be for both men or women. The designs are simple not to flashy and very functional. There are handbags, cross body bags, weekender bags lots of styles for everyday use and then some. All the handbags come with a 30 day Guarantee and a 2 year Limited Warranty. You can check out all the details about then at their website linked here: https://www.evecork.com/
Go check them out and see for yourself how awesome these cork bags are