Shopper - Large Bag in Geometric Cork
Shopper - Large Bag in Geometric Cork
MATES OF NATURE manufactures sustainable cork bags. Cork is an alternative to leather and therefore offers an ideal basis for making vegan bags. We manufacture our natural, vegan cork bags in Portugal, the origin country of cork.
The cork handbag - shopper bag - is a large handbag and the ideal companion for everyday life and going out. The shopper bag in the Geometric Cork pattern is made of cork textile - the nature-friendly, vegan alternative to leather.
Convince yourself and order your favorite cork bag! Ordered with just a few clicks, paid securely and received within 3-5 working days!
All our products are based on vegan quality cork from Portugal to replace animal and plastic-based leather materials. In addition, we use cotton, wood, metal and the smallest possible proportion of recycled plastic from environmentally friendly and socially fair production. We reduce our emissions and offset non-reducible emissions.
We have been certified by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as an Approved Vegan Partner. As an animal-friendly label, all our models are vegan and free from animal materials. As a matter of principle, we do not use leather, silk, horn, down or other animal materials. We produce with standards and awareness for people and animals.
Shipping is free throughout Germany. We ship throughout Europe from €4 and to Switzerland for €20.
We ship within Germany with DHL Go Green, and in some cases also with DPD (Europe-wide).
The delivery time within Germany is between 3 and 5 working days. We deliver throughout Europe within 5-10 working days.
Should you ever want to clean your cork bag or your cork wallet: cork textile can be cleaned with a clean cloth, a little mild washing-up liquid and water.
Cork is an ideal natural leather alternative for handbags and wallets. Cork textile is obtained from the bark of the cork oak. Thus, cork textile also has the wonderful advantages of tree bark. Cork is water-repellent and moisture-resistant against wet and rain. In contrast to leather products, which soak up water and form water marks, drops of water roll off cork textiles.
Another advantage over leather: To keep leather supple and not look worn, leather has to be greased regularly. This is not the case with cork fabric.
But just like leather, cork reacts to its environment. Sometimes the cork darkens after prolonged use and skin contact. Due to the grain, bumps can develop during use. That is normal. Cork fabric “lives” with use, like other natural textiles, and changes over time.
CLEANING CORK BAGS AND PURSES
Should you ever want to clean your cork bag or your cork wallet: Cork textile can be cleaned with a clean cloth, a little mild washing-up liquid and water.
When cleaning, you should under no circumstances use cleaning agents that are aggressive or corrosive or that attack the surfaces. Impregnating agents should also not be used for cork textiles, as this can endanger the water-repellent surface of the cork fabric.
- It is sufficient to wipe the cork textile lightly with a clean cloth with a little mild washing-up liquid and water.
- For coarser soiling, you can also wash the cork products gently by hand.
- After washing, hang up the bag and let it dry naturally.
- After that, your cork bag will be like new!
We hope you enjoy your cork bag or wallet!
The material cork
The material cork is obtained from the bark of the cork oak. We chose cork textile as a vegan leather alternative. Cork textile feels velvety soft. The textile is haptically comparable to supple suede. Due to the natural grain of the cork bark, each model is unique. Cork textile is also water-repellent, odourless, anti-allergic and easy to care for.
Cork textile is made from the bark of the cork oak tree and is therefore not a synthetic material. Therefore, changes can naturally occur. Slight color and structure deviations and signs of abrasion may occur during use.
Care & cleaning of your shopper bag
Cork is a "natural leather alternative" made from the cork bark. It reacts to its environment. Sometimes the cork darkens after prolonged use and skin contact. That is normal. Should you ever want to clean your cork model: cork textile can be cleaned with a clean cloth with a little mild soap and water. A light wiping of the cork textile is sufficient here. For coarser soiling, you can also wash the cork of our bag models gently by hand. After washing, hang up the bag and let it dry naturally. After that, your shopper will be like new!