Original Cork's story began in the summer of 2011 with a realization that nearly all flip flops on the market were made of rubber/plastic. At that exact moment, they had the idea to create 100% eco-friendly flip-flops. They realized that cork, found right in their own country of Portugal, could be an original and sustainable material that they could use. This idea came to mind one morning while looking at the landscape of Alentejo (a zone in Southern Portugal), where there were those half-naked, just-harvested cork trees with no bark. They began to design innovative, 100% natural, and vegan flip flops made with cork straps, a cork footbed, and a rubber cork sole. Manufactured in Portugal, Original Cork is an eco-friendly footwear brand for different people with a common aim - the respect for sustainability.