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Cork Backpack

$155.00

BrownBrown
ZebraZebra
Description

The Cork Backpack from Corkor is both elegant and comfortable, with enough pizzazz to light up the room. Practical, stylish, and ideal for holding all of your daily necessities, it has one spacious large inside compartment with a key holder, an interior slip pocket and a zipper pocket.

This vegan handcrafted backpack pulls tightly shut with a drawstring closure at the top and features a top flap to cover the drawstring. The outside is made entirely of genuine, FSC certified Portuguese cork with metal accents, and the interior lining is made of cotton. The cork exterior of this backpack renders it surprisingly lightweight, as well as resistant to water, dirt, dust, and mold. Don't worry if you get caught in the rain, as this bag will keep all of your belongings nice and dry!

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: 11.4 inches (29 cm)
    • Height: 11.4 inches (29 cm)
    • Width: 6.3 inches (16 cm)
    • Strap length (2 straps): 23.6 inches (60 cm)
  • 100% High-quality Portuguese cork exterior material
  • Hypoallergenic: cork is resistant to damage from water, dirt, and mold
  • Hand-stitched details around exterior
  • Drawstring closure on top of bag with cork toggle
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Four metal studs or "feet" on the bottom of the purse to keep it from touching the floor
  • Durable craftsmanship to last for years of daily usage
  • Comes in brown cork (brown color created using natural dyes)

Interior Features:

  • 100% Cotton interior lining 
  • 1 Interior Zippered Pocket
  • Hanging hook for attaching your keys
  • Spacious center for carrying small books, a water bottle, phone, wallet, small sweater/jacket, etc.

Details:

  • Handmade in Portugal by Corkor
  • Certified Vegan by PETA
  • FSC Certified Portuguese Cork
  • Weighs 21 ounces (600 grams)
Additional Information
Color

Brown, Zebra

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.