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About cork leather

Not familiar with cork leather? No worries…. You can learn all about it right here. 

Cork leather is made from cork shavings taken from the bark of the cork oak tree. Supplied from Portugal (the world’s number one cork producer) we use cork leather as the leading material for our designs.

The process

Cork leather is produced using thin cork sheets sliced from cork planks or blocks. An amazing process takes place as thin sheets are adhered to a fabric support then hand sanded by highly skilled craftsman. The transformational process from cork sheet to cork leather is complete with the application of a protective coating for a superior finish.

Why Cork leather?

Here’s just a few of the wonderful reasons to use cork leather

  • Eco-friendly
  • Natural
  • Renewable
  • Recyclable
  • Biodegradable
  • Vegan friendly
  • Unique patterns

When the bark of a cork-oak tree is harvested a new layer grows back. With harvesting occurring once every nine years each cork-oak tree is given the time it needs to replenish the outer layers ready for the next harvest.


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More reasons to fall in love with cork leather

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Impermeable
  • Insulating
  • Durable
  • Dust and dirt repellent
  • Water repellent
  • Scratch and stain resistant

You won’t be able to say no to cork leather

Cork leather will not crumble. It is exceptionally durable and will last for years. Just like leather it’s soft to touch, will change and wear with age but will do so gracefully.

Our Promise

We sustainably source cork leather that does not harm forests. We are proud to use cork leather in our designs knowing cork-oak trees are never cut down in the cork removal process.

tsom is hyperaware of the world around…. loving the beauty of the earth and also purposeful in the pursuit to create an eco-conscious business…..tsom carefully considers the materials used and how they are used to provide low impact jewellery and accessories for you.