Cork Cross-Body Handle Bag

$155.00

BlackBlack
BrownBrown
Zebra NaturalZebra Natural
Description

This cork handbag is simple, natural, and always in style. A go-to for the everyday or for evening wear, this bag is neutral enough to go with any outfit, but unique enough to always make a statement. With beautiful patterns that are different on every bag, cork makes this bag lightweight and able to resist the elements. With two carrying options, this bag has two small handles for carrying by hand when taking a stroll, as well as a removable shoulder strap for using as a cross-body bag when moving at a fast pace through a crowded city. 

Inside, the bag is lined entirely with cotton. It has a pocket for your cell phone or small items along one interior wall of the bag, and a large zippered pocket along the other interior wall. This bag is also equipped with a hook for your keys to be able to quickly pull them out of your bag. It closes securely with a zipper along the top.

About the making of this bag:

The high-quality natural cork used to make the cork cross-body handle bag was hand-harvested by skilled workers from the Cork Oak tree in Portugal. Only the bark is harvested from the Cork Oak, which does not harm the tree in any way, but instead, allows the tree to enter into a regeneration process that allows it to live a longer life. Cork Oaks are only harvested every nine years and protected by Portuguese law.

The cork bark was then was stacked to dry. Once dried, the cork bark was then boiled in water and flattened, and the cork was then compressed into a thick cork fabric roll. 

To complete the transformation of this cork fabric into cork leather, a thin layer of cork, about the width of a piece of paper, is shaved off of the cork fabric roll. This becomes the cork leather that is used to create the cork exterior of the bag. The cork leather was carefully sewn together to form the walls of the bag, along with cotton fabric to create the interior lining. The entire creation of each bag is made from start to finish by one single person, completely in-house at the Corkor facilities. For this reason, no two bags are ever exactly the same, and each bag is a unique piece of nature. 

Exterior Features: 

  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 12 inches (27 cm)
    • Height: 9 inches (24 cm)
    • Width: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • 100% High-quality Portuguese cork exterior material
  • Resistant to damage from water, dirt, and mold
  • Hand-stitched details around exterior
  • Zip closure along top of bag with cork toggle
  • Two handles made for carrying by hand and removable shoulder strap for using as a cross-body 
  • Four metal studs or "feet" on the bottom of the purse to keep it from touching the floor
  • Comes in zebra natural and brown cork color variations (colors created using natural dyes)

Interior Features:

  • 100% Cotton interior lining 
  • One small interior open pocket along one inside wall
  • Additional zippered interior pocket along other inside wall
  • Hanging hook for attaching your keys
  • Spacious center of bag for carrying small books, a water bottle, etc.

Details:

  • Handmade in Portugal by Corkor
  • Certified Vegan by PETA
  • FSC Certified Portuguese Cork
  • Weighs 14 ounces (400 grams)
Additional Information
Color

Black, Brown, Zebra natural

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Shipping & Delivery

Your order will be shipped within 24-48 hours from when your order is placed. If your order is received after midnight EST on Friday, it will be shipped the following Monday. We continue to be fully operational, but in light of COVID-19, we are limiting our outings as much as possible. Please allow for 24-72 hours for order fulfillment during this time. We appreciate your understanding.

As soon as your order is received, we personally begin to prepare your package. We give your cork product a final quality inspection, and we prepare your box with the utmost care and attention to detail and hygiene. We make sure to package your items in a secure way using the minimum amount necessary of our natural and recycled paper padding materials.

Domestic Shipping (USA and Canada): We are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and we ship via USPS and UPS. We offer calculated shipping rates, in which the weight and distance of your package are calculated to allow you to pay the most accurate price for the shipping label of your choosing. You will see options displayed at checkout for shipping for USPS First-Class Packages, USPS Priority Mail, and UPS Ground. We offer free shipping over $75 for all US orders.

International: We offer calculated shipping rates for international shipping as well, where you can choose your preferred courier and rates at checkout. We offer all UPS Worldwide options, DHL Worldwide, and USPS Priority International Mail.

Pre-orders: If a product is on pre-order, you will see a button on the product page that says "pre-orders" instead of "add to cart." This will allow you to place an order for a product that is currently not in stock at our facility. In this case, please allow for up to 2-4 weeks before your product is shipped and your tracking information is updated. If you have any questions about the specific arrival time of an item on pre-order, don't hesitate to send us a message!

Gift Wrapping and Gift Notes: If you would like to send a gift to someone else, you can specify in the notes section while checking out that you would like your order to be gift packaged. Gift packaging is free of cost and we will include a gift receipt in your package. You can also write a short message for your gift recipient, and we will include it as a hand-written card in your package. Don't worry, we have an eye for detail!

Tracking: All of our orders are sent with tracking information provided. You can choose to have text message tracking notifications sent directly to your phone at additional no cost, or check the status of your order on our tracking page or directly on the courier's website.